Digi Q1 2016 service revenue was flat, other indicators promising

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — MOBILE services provider Digi.com Bhd recorded service revenue for the first quarter of 2016 of RM1.56 billion, unchanged from the preceding quarter, against challenging and competitive market conditions. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) strengthened to RM704 million from RM701 million in Q4 2015, or a 43% margin despite aggressive IDD competition and moderated data monetisation opportunities.

https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobility/digi-q1-2016-service-revenue-was-flat-other-indicators-promising-0

Malaysia’s LTE speeds close in on global average

MalaysiaTelecom Asia — Malaysia’s LTE operators are locked in a close battle for LTE dominance, with no one provider emerging as the 4G speed king, according to research from OpenSignal. An analysis of LTE performance from Celcom, DiGi, Maxis and U Mobile from the wireless coverage mapping company finds that Malaysia’s 4G networks have come close to matching the global average speed of 13.5Mbps.

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/malaysias-lte-speeds-close-global-average

Digi to spend $217.6m on capex in 2016

MalaysiaTelecom Asia — Malaysia’s Digi Telecommunications has allocated 904 million ringgit ($217.6 million) in capex for 2016, to pursue expansion projects including the rollout of VoLTE and VoWiFi. The operator has roughly maintained its capex budget at the same size as 2015, The Star Online reported. Digi is currently testing voice over LTE and Wi-Fi technologies and anticipates a commercial launch this year, according to chief marketing officer Christian Thrane.

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/digi-spend-2176m-capex-2016

Malaysian telcos in the dark as govt reallocates spectrum

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — The past one week has been a rollercoaster ride for Malaysian mobile operators, and the signs are that it will be a while before this ride ends. About a week ago, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, in a review of the national Budget 2016, announced plans to optimise government income by reallocating telecommunications radio spectrums and making operators bid for them.

https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/malaysian-telcos-dark-govt-reallocates-spectrum

Digi trains its 4G LTE guns on Maxis

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — TWO of Malaysia’s ‘Big Three’ mobile operators have taken their gloves off, and the stakes are bragging rights – or customer experience, if you prefer – over Fourth Generation/ Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) superiority. Digi.Com Bhd fired the first salvo about a month ago when it declared that with its 50% population coverage, it had the “widest 4G LTE network” in the country.

https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/digi-trains-its-4g-lte-guns-maxis

Digi begins VoLTE tests on its 4G LTE network, from Malaysisa

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd said it has started field tests on Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology over its 4G LTE (Fourth Generation/ Long-Term Evolution) network. Digi, which is claiming that its 4G LTE network is now the widest in the country – a claim that rival Maxis Communications Bhd may dispute – said that the addition of VoLTE capability will further enhance the subscriber experience. VoLTE brings voice calls over a 4G LTE network, Digi said in a statement.

https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/digi-begins-volte-tests-its-4g-lte-network

Digi Q3 2015 revenue dips, Internet revenue surges 18%

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — CELLULAR provider Digi.Com Bhd reported third quarter 2015 (Q3 2015) revenue had dropped to RM1.67 billion from RM1.76 billion in the corresponding period last year, although Internet revenue grew 18% year-on-year and 4.5% quarter-on-quarter.

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobility/digi-q3-2015-revenue-dips-internet-revenue-surges-18pc

Digi now claims the ‘widest 4G LTE network’ in Malaysia

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — ONCE seen as the underdog in the Fourth Generation/ Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) war, Digi.Com Bhd is now claiming the widest 4G LTE network in Malaysia with its 50% population coverage. Having the widest 4G LTE network in the country puts Malaysia’s third largest mobile operator one step closer to achieving its long-term goal of becoming the best mobile Internet provider for the mass market within the next three years.

https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobility/digi-now-claims-widest-4g-lte-network-in-malaysia

Malaysian telco price war cannot be sustained: Analysts

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — THE intense price competition amongst Malaysian mobile operators is likely to be temporary – at least, that was one of the main key takeaways from analysts briefings hosted by Digi.Com Bhd and Maxis Bhd last week. “At the results [conference] call, the [Digi] management appeared slightly more positive on its second-half 2015 outlook as it believes the current price competition in the market is not sustainable …

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobility/malaysian-telco-price-war-cannot-be-sustained-analysts

Digi Q2 2015 revenue edges up 1.3%, expands music service

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — CELLULAR operator Digi.Com Bhd reported a slight increase in revenue for the second quarter of 2015 (Q2 2015), even as it expanded its music streaming service with new partnerships. For the quarter under review, service revenue rose 1.3% to RM1.589 billion year-on-year (Q2 2014: RM1.588 billion) on the back of effects from the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and intense competition. [RM1 = US$0.26]

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobility/digi-q2-2015-revenue-edges-up-expands-music-service

New Telenor app lets you ‘Capture’ your moments on the cloud, from Malatsia

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — TELENOR Group subsidiaries Digi in Malaysia and dtac in Thailand have launched its Capture app, which allows users to save and share photos and video from any device through the Telenor cloud. Capture provides online storage to save, see, and share photos and videos from smartphones, tablets, cameras, and PCs via the Telenor cloud, Telenor said in a statement.

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/personal-tech/new-telenor-app-lets-you-capture-your-moments-on-the-cloud

Digi activates expanded LTE services in Penang

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd said it has rolled out expanded LTE (Long-Term Evolution) services in the northern Malaysian state of Penang. “We welcome Digi’s efforts to bring fast, reliable mobile Internet services to Penangites, and opening up new ways for them to benefit from greater access to knowledge, information and economic prospects,” said Penang state.

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobility/digi-activates-expanded-lte-services-in-penang

Telco Deep Dive: Spectrum refarming in limbo?

MalaysiaMALAYSIA is considered a fairly advanced nation as far as its telecommunication infrastructure, products and services are concerned. Beginning with GSM (Second Generation) technology in 1994, the country eventually adopted 3G (Third Generation) technology in 2005 and rolled out 4G (Fourth Generation) networks in 2013. This progress has been due in part to the proactive and forward-thinking nature of industry regulator the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobile-telco/telco-deep-dive-spectrum-refarming-in-limbo

Slugfest: Malaysia’s Big 3 mobile operators’ FY 2014 performance

Malaysia2014 was an interesting year for mobile operators in Malaysia. Celcom Axiata Bhd appeared to have lost pole position in terms of subscriber base, Maxis Bhd starting to regain some of its lost ground, and Digi.Com Bhd continued to grow its market share in most, if not all, areas. Last year, Celcom’s total revenue fell by 4% to RM7.74 billion, while net profit declined 19% to RM1.7 billion. The decline was partly due to the hiccups it suffered when it implemented an IT transformation programme.

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobility/slugfest-malaysia-big3-mobile-operators-fy2014-performance

Slugfest: Malaysia’s Big 3 mobile operators’ FY 2014 performance

Malaysia2014 was an interesting year for mobile operators in Malaysia. Celcom Axiata Bhd appeared to have lost pole position in terms of subscriber base, Maxis Bhd starting to regain some of its lost ground, and Digi.Com Bhd continued to grow its market share in most, if not all, areas. Last year, Celcom’s total revenue fell by 4% to RM7.74 billion, while net profit declined 19% to RM1.7 billion. The decline was partly due to the hiccups it suffered when it implemented an IT transformation programme.

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobility/slugfest-malaysia-big3-mobile-operators-fy2014-performance

Digi introduces new logo and strategy

MalaysiaDigi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd has just embarked on a rebranding exercise by introducing a new logo along with a new strategy. According to Albern Murty, chief operating officer of Digi, the company has identified three strategic pillars on which to strengthen its business, namely by providing Internet for all at an affordable price, by being a source of inspiration for its customers and by increasing the efficiency of its operations.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2015/01/23/Digi-rebrands-itself/