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Friday, October 25, 2013

Broadband Project Expansion ‘Timely’

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KUALA LUMPUR: The move to expand the high-speed broadband project to the second phase (HSBB2) is timely, said industry executives.

The first phase elevated Malaysia to the top in terms of number of high-speed broadband subscribers in Southeast Asia, said Telekom Malaysia Bhd group chief executive officer Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa.

“The establishment of the submarine cable network to serve bandwidth capacity requirement of users in Sabah and Sarawak is much welcomed in anticipation of increasing future capacity requirements and growing data needs,” he said.

Technology entrepreneurs said the HSBB2 will go a long way in helping Malaysia achieve its ambition of becoming a high-income nation.

“Internet speeds of between 4Mbps and 10Mbps are good speeds. These will be useful for technopreneurs who are in the content space,” said Nazrin Hassan, chief executive officer of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd.

“Phase 2 of HSBB is good news and it is about time to keep the momentum of growth.

“With the rollout of HSBB to more cities nationwide, this will create a bigger market for online products and services of local technopreneurs,” said Noor Azman Yusof, CEO of Online Dynamics Sdn Bhd.

Read more: BTimes

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