Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa
Fixed-line giant Telekom Malaysia will be embarking on a heavier-than-usual capex strategy this year and next, as it widens its broadband footprint and rolls out its mobile service.
TM and Celcom Axiata have struck three deals that will allow them to extend both their customer offerings.
Telekom Malaysia is gearing up for its entry into the mobile market on the back of its October 2014 acquisition of P1, even as the telco giant reported an increase in third quarter revenue.
Telekom Malaysia (TM) reported first-quarter revenue growth of 5.9% to RM2.77 billion (US$760 million) from RM2.62 billion in the corresponding period a year ago, mainly driven by higher contribution from its Internet and ‘Others’ services revenue.
Celcom Axiata Bhd and Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) have signed an agreement for the provisioning of additional Long-Term Evolution (LTE) sites through TM’s ‘next-gen backhaul’ services.
Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and Nusajaya Tech Park Sdn Bhd (NTPSB) have inked three separate agreements towards developing a flagship tech park in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor.
Telekom Malaysia sees an opportunity in managed ICT and BPO services, and is likely eyeing an opportunity in smart cities, with its subsidiary VADS being positioned as a key player.
It was mainly telco news that caught the eye of Karamjit Singh, who also shares with readers news of a personal tech channel being introduced by DNA next week.
Telekom Malaysia (TM) CEO Zamzamzairani Mhd Isa expects its mobile offerings to be launched at the end of 2015, but declines to answer a question about unlimited data offered for its mobile offerings, a nightmare scenario for TM’s competitors if it does so.
Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has officially announced the resignation of Dr Halim Shafie as chairman of its board, and said that Dr Sulaiman Mahbob has been appointed the new chairman effective Jan 12.