Malaysia’s Digi posts mixed results; data revenue up 18%

Malaysia’s third largest mobile player Digi.Com (Digi) reported a small drop in its profit for Q1 due to the expiry of a tax benefit, but double-digit growth in data revenue helped offset the continued decline in voice revenue. The operator’s …

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2014 smartphone sales in Malaysia hit 8.5M but consumer spend falls

Smartphone sales in Malaysia last year hit 8.5 million, but growth may have peaked as unit sales increased just 3 per cent from 2013. Falling prices also meant that total consumer spend dropped 4 per cent to MYR8.74 billion ($2.66 billion). The average selling …

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DiGi profit rises 19% on solid data gains

Malaysia’s DiGi reported a strong financial performance across all revenue streams last year, with rising smartphone usage fuelling double-digit growth in data revenue. Increased smartphone penetration, which jumped more than 10 percentage points to 49.3 per cent from a year …

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Axiata streamlines procurement with 3-year framework deal

Regional mobile operator Axiata plans to streamline procurement processing across subsidiaries in five countries, through a three-year framework deal with a number of vendors including Ericsson, Huawei and NEC. The operator said that by implementing a common platform for network …

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Mobile internet use tops 2 hours a day across much of Asia – GWI

Consumers in Asia are spending significantly more time online each day, with mobile accounting for almost all of that increase over the past two years. Daily internet usage on mobile has jumped by as much as an hour to more …

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IP interconnect hub launches in Asia

IP interconnect provider XConnect and Malaysian and Indonesian ICT specialist Extol this week launched the Asian Interconnect Exchange (AIX), giving local service providers access to an IP hub where they can exchange IP traffic and services.