On Nov. 26, 2009, there was a news article appeared on Business Times, Singapore entitled “Investors put off by Malaysia’s high cost, low speed broadband“.  In the article, “… consumers in Malaysia pay some of the highest prices for broadband in the region, one major reason being the monopoly which state-owned Telekom Malaysia (TM) holds on submarine cable landing rights.  …. There is no shortage of gateway service providers seeking landing rights because of the pent-up demand for quality bandwidth, but the government must deregulate or liberalise gateways in order to improve competitiveness by providing larger broadband at lower cost. …”

The screen-shot of the article (partial) is provided below:

NEWS - Investors Put Off Due To High Broadband Cost in Malaysia

NEWS - Investors Put Off Due To High Broadband Cost in Malaysia

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So, based on the above, I’m inclined to further discuss on this new topic…..”Submarine Cable Network, Malaysia Outlook“. In this new topic, I plan to write with the emphasize of  submarine cable, cable landing rights and cable landing station“. I believe these are the main components of a submarine cable network.

Well, I’ve no formal background on this topic, so let’s explore….. 🙂

Let’s make this post as the introduction to this new topic.

In my next post, I’ll put in the response by Telekom Malaysia in response to the above article.

To be continued… Part II – Telekom Malaysia Response