High Speed Broadband
Telco takes challenges in stride and offers more value to customers.
Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, has claimed to set a new broadband speed record of 10 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) using traditional copper telephone lines and a prototype technology that demonstrates how existing copper access networks can be used to deliver 1 Gbps symmetrical ultra-broadband access services.
In the next two to three years, Asia will see very rapid innovation and proliferation of Internet-related services amongst small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), says McKinsey Global Institute.
Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) announced a 9.7% rise in group revenue for the six months ended June 30 2012 to RM4.80 billion from RM4.38 billion (US$1.54 billion from US$1.40 billion) in the corresponding period last year.
TM said that its latest international submarine cable system Cahaya Malaysia, which links Malaysia to Japan, will begin carrying Internet traffic on Aug 20.