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Telekom Malaysia Looks To Net, Wireless Future As Profits Fall
By Mind Prober
13/9/2000 9:18 pm Wed
Rencana ini saya petik di sini kerana rencana ini sudah
masuk dalam arkib newsbytes (kena bayar kalau nak baca).
Tujuan ia dipetik adalah untuk menunjukkan dua point
(Banyak peluang TMNet untung .. dan Mahdey semakin rentung?)
Ada satu lagi berita - Rosli Man sudah masuk kerja balik
dengan Telekom (rasanya beberapa bulan lepas). Seperti
yang kita tahu, Telekom agak tertinggal dalam bidang
cellullar. Rosli akan berdepan dengan saingan Celcom,
syarikat yg telah beliau pimpin disatu ketika.
Tentu Rosli boleh ingat beberapa pakar komputer di Celcom
By Adam Creed, Newsbytes
Catering to a growing demand for Internet and wireless services will be Telekom Malaysia's
central business focus as the dominant Malaysian carrier builds out its fiber optic network and
consolidates it cellular businesses.
The incumbent telephone company is adjusting to changing worldwide voice and data
communications trends at the same time as coping with the gradual introduction of
competition in the Malaysian market.
In the year to June 30, 2000, Telekom Malaysia registered a profit before tax of 648 million
ringgit (US$170.50 million) down 8.8 percent on the same period in 1999. The profit was on
group revenues of 4.19 million ringgit ($1.10 billion), which grew 9.3 percent over last year
on expansion of the company's fixed line customer base.
Cellular revenues increased by 8 percent, while the big performer in the Malaysian
communications market for the carrier was Internet access, with revenues up by 40 percent.
Telekom Malaysia has 4.5 million fixed line customers and 19 percent of a competitive cellular
market estimated at 3.5 million subscribers. The company's ISP, TMNet says it has
approximately 700,000 subscribers - around 67 percent market share - in September making
it one of the largest Asian ISPs.
Focusing on its high-growth areas of business, Telekom Malaysia is extending its national
optical fiber network infrastructure. The cable network runs from north to south along the
Malay Peninsula and via submarine cable to Sabah and Sarawak.
In the wireless sector, Telekom Malaysia will bring its cellular services - including TMTouch and
Mobikom - under one brand. TMTouch's network coverage will be expanded this year at a
cost of 800 million ringgit ($210.50 million).
"Telekom Malaysia has identified that it will continue to develop its core and access platforms
based on the Internet protocol (IP) and wireless technologies to address the high demand
for Internet, multimedia and cellular services," said Dr. Md. Khir bin Abdul Rahman, chief
executive of Telekom Malaysia, announcing the company's half year results.
Reported By Newsbytes.com, http://www.newsbytes.com .