26 Apr '11, 5am

M'sia sets up consortium to reduce broadband rates

Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - A new consortium, Konsortium Rangkaian Serantau Sdn Bhd under the Entry Point Projects (EPPs), has been set up in Malaysia to buy international bandwidth for Internet traffic to lower the costs of Internet protocol (IP) transit, according to Information, Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim . The announcement confirmed report on The Star's StarBiz on March 23 that a consortium was being set up to buy international bandwidth for Internet traffic in bulk in a bid to reduce IP transit cost. StarBiz reported that the consortium may build and own an undersea cable network or partner other cable networks for capacity in a private-public partnership to address the problem of high IP transit cost. The reduction of IP transit cost is part of the "extend the regional reach" initiative under the Economic Transformation Plan. ...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/msia-sets-consortium-reduce-broa...

Tweets

Singapore and Malaysia to reduce mobile roaming rates!

Singapore and Malaysia to reduce mobile roaming...

asiaone.com 20 Apr '11, 7pm

"This is a significant effort for Malaysia and Singapore as it marks the close cooperation between our two countries. It i...

Singapore, Malaysia to reduce mobile roaming ra...

channelnewsasia.com 20 Apr '11, 8am

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Malaysia will gradually reduce mobile roaming charges between both countries from May 1. This mea...