Malaysia’s 5G network faces scrutiny

07 December 2022

Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) has denied that there is any state funding or guarantees anticipated or expected other than an initial start-up investment of MYR500 million for the establishment of Malaysia’s 5G network.

DNB has reiterated it will cost MYR16.5 billion to deploy the nationwide infrastructure over a ten-year period, which will be completely funded by revenue generated from the sale of capacity to mobile operators.

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Realising full network digital transformation starts from the inside out

05 December 2022

Digital transformation is soaring in southern Asia, with MNOs racing to keep up with the latest developments. Mark Brewer, VP of service industries, IFS, outlines how telcos can realise true network transformation in a time of immense change

South Asia’s telecommunications industry is a complex and diverse one. Singapore boasts one of the most mature and competitive telecommunications markets in the world. Yet the market is different in India where the long-awaited rollout of 5G in the coming months is expected to fuel huge growth in the number of mobile subscribers.

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AIS backs out of JV

05 December 2022

AIS has backed out of a joint venture to deliver digital banking services, with partner Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) to acquire its 50% stake.

AIS now plans to dispose of all investment in the AISCB venture made in October 2021 but has left the door open to work with SCB in other business settings. AIS stated that its business direction “continues toward the aspiration of providing digital life services.”

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APAC fixed communications market on the rise

05 December 2022

Asia Pacific (APAC) is making waves in the deployment of fibre networks and is one of the key global growth markets.

According to Global Data’s latest Asia-Pacific Regional Fixed Communications Forecast, the total fixed communications service revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.7% to reach $406.2 billion in 2026.

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