From Telco to Techco: A Transformation Journey of Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison in Empowering Indonesia

29 September 2023

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world, with a land mass comparable to Europe. As such, capex intensity is high compared to other parts of the world. However, you must invest to grow the market. For telcos, it’s about being in the right place at the right time; and right now, there is a huge potential for growth in the country. Back in 2020, COVID-19 brought with it a silver lining; remote working, healthcare and education highlighted the importance of telecommunications. It’s up to us how we build on this opportunity.

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Thaicom orders in-orbit configurable satellite

18 September 2023

Thaicom has selected Airbus to build its new generation software-defined high-throughput satellite (HTS) at 119.5 degrees east.

Airbus will provide one of its latest designed satellites, a fully reconfigurable OneSat which can adjust coverage area, capacity and frequency ‘on the fly’ to respond to future challenges by enabling the adoption of new technologies while the satellite is in orbit.

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MEASAT activates PTU segment of initiative

31 August 2023

MEASAT has officially activated the Program Transformasi Usahawan (PTU) segment of the initiative, in partnership with Parcel365 Sdn Bhd and M2B Services Sdn Bhd.

The activation was marked by a launch event that included the introduction of the PTU platform, which enables corporations and individuals to support the sales of local products, as well as training and creation of employment for villagers.

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Malaysia approves Starlink for remote connectivity

26 July 2023

Malaysia has approved Starlink to operate in the country and connect remote locations.

According to Reuters, communications minister Fahmi Fadzil said that Starlink will begin operations by connecting schools and higher education establishments. The move is part of plans to connect the whole of Malaysia to connectivity, satellite companies are seen as a key asset to the strategy.

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