Telco

Speculation mounts after Sharil’s abrupt exit as MCMC head
MCMC chairman Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi was unceremoniously booted out of his post at Malaysia’s industry regulator, leading to speculation and industry concerns that a political appointee would take over.
2014 in Review: The telco battleground
There were several interesting twists to the telco plot in 2014, writes Goh Thean Eu – M&As, market shakeups, telcos invading each other's spaces, and a whole lot more.
IoT potential excites Telekom Malaysia
Telekom Malaysia’s Italian chief technology and innovation officer, Giorgio Migliarina, shares with Karamjit Singh why he sees strong opportunity in delivering IoT services
DiGi subscriber base slips, telco expects to regain traction
DiGi expects its subscriber growth to regain traction in the remaining quarters of 2014. This came after the company recorded a marginal (quarter-on-quarter) decline in its subscriber base in the first quarter of 2014.
Celcom hopes to reduce churn, boost revenue, with loyalty programmes
Celcom Axiata Bhd, a mobile operator wholly-owned by Axiata Group Bhd, hopes to kill two birds with one stone with the launch of a series of loyalty programmes on Wednesday (April 9).
Axiata centralises connectivity with Epsilon’s ePoP
Pan-Asia mobile group Axiata has established a virtual point of presence (PoP) in Singapore, using global communications service provider Epilson’s ePoP solution to consolidate its interconnects from across its mobile subsidiaries.
U Mobile connects with 99 Speedmart for distribution deal
U Mobile Sdn Bhd is bringing its products and services closer to consumers through an initial two-year exclusive contract with mini-market chain 99 Speedmart.
Mobile broadband the biggest opportunity for telcos: Ovum
Global telecom operator revenues will exceed US$2 trillion in 2012, with 60% going to mobile operators, according to market research firm Ovum.
Smartphone subsidies and telco profitability
The increasingly contentious issue of smartphone subsidies is rapidly ascending to the top of CEO agendas, not only because they present a means of tapping much-anticipated yet unrealized data revenues, but more worryingly because widespread use of such incentives is exerting pressure on the bottom lines of telcos. Delta Partners suggest some measures to mitigate this.
Mahindra Satyam scaling up in Malaysia
Indian IT outsourcing company Mahindra Satyam is confident of hitting 1,100 staff in two years from the current count of 500, with growth in its Global Solution Center led by both its Asean and Malaysia business.
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