Telecoms news from Malaysia
Malaysia's Green Packet has confirmed that it is looking at selling some of its assets in a move to improve its financial situation. ...more.
Malaysian mobile network, Digi has outlined plans to invest RM750 million (US$252 million) this year on network upgrades, of which around 80% will go on 3G and LTE services. ...more.
Shipments of 4G-capable smartphones in Malaysia are expected to grow by more than 400% in 2013, according to IDC. ...more.
Malaysia based mobile network operator, Maxis has announced that its CEO, Sandip Das will resign on the 15th April. ...more.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued its second batch of fines in less than one week, this time to mobile networks who it says did not manage SIM card registration correctly. ...more.
Malaysian mobile network DiGi says that it is half way through a network upgrade and plans to expand its 3G network to three-quarters of the population by the end of this year. ...more.
Malaysia's three major telcos have been served with fines totaling RM190,000 by the telecoms regulator for breaching their licence conditions, notably on complaints from the public concerning dropped calls. ...more.
Technical consumer goods (TCG) in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand continue to expand in the fourth consecutive quarter of 2012, making them the three fastest growing markets in the region with their robust growth of 15, 15 and 12 percent respectively in the full year of 2012. ...more.
Moody's Investors Service notes that Telekom Malaysia's full year results for 2012 were in line with expectations, and have no impact on Telekom Malaysia's current A3 rating and stable outlook. ...more.
The uptrend in tablet adoption saw around 823,000 units of the gadget being snapped up by consumers in Malaysia in 2012, reflecting a growth of 87 percent or 384,000 units more compared to 2011. ...more.
The Malaysian government has lifted the price limit on smartphones that it will offer a rebate on to younger consumers - leading to a surge in sales in the country. ...more.
Malaysian mobile networks are to offer a coordinated discount on the cost of smartphones to customers aged 21 to 30 as part of the government's National Broadband Initiative. ...more.
The arrival of Apple's much awaited iPad Mini will be a game-changer in Malaysia's tablet landscape, providing a boost for the 7-inch tablet segment. ...more.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has awarded radio spectrum to eight companies to provide LTE services in the 2.6Ghz spectum bands. ...more.
The developing markets of Indonesia and Malaysia continue to turn in strong results in their technical consumer goods (TCG) sector consecutively quarters after quarters. ...more.
Telenor Group says that it has entered into an agreement with U2opia Mobile to bring Facebook to its millions of non-Internet connected customers via USSD services. ...more.
Telekom Malaysia has denied media reports that it is seeking approval to acquire the local broadband service provider, Packet One Networks from its parent Green Packet. ...more.
Malaysia's Axiata Group has said that it has no plans to increase its stake in the Indian mobile network, Idea Cellular. ...more.
The ratings are notched up one level from Telekom Malaysia's standalone 'BBB+' rating to reflect actual and implied support from the Malaysian government. ...more.
High consumer demand for smartphones and basic feature phones in Southeast Asia's fast developing markets continue to drive buoyant performances in the mobile phone sector. ...more.