KUALA LUMPUR, 13 October, 2014 – The Malaysian Mobile Content Provider Association (MMCP) President, Johary Mustapha, has welcomed the Malaysian Government’s Budget 2015 tabling. He stressed that the Government should try and focus more on the mobile segment as it is of great benefit to the younger generations as they are the future leaders.
With this initiative, it would furthermore boost and propel local Malaysian mobile companies to develop and accelerate the growth of digital content, mainly due to the fact that there is already an increasing number of digital content being churned out worldwide.
Relating to ‘Measure 10: Spurring Creative Industry’, Johary believes that the Government’s continued investment in enhancing the internet services offering in Malaysia is good for consumers as well as businesses nationwide as connectivity by addressing financial outlook concerns and also encouraging further economic development.
“Hence, the growing Internet activities will directly encourage the building of Mobile Content Services platforms in the country as this is definitely a boon to the Mobile industry in Malaysia. This will encourage and enable more people to have seamless access to the mobile where we shall see more companies embracing greater value creations from the increased connections, capitalising on mobile as an enabler while allowing the sector to thrive and grow through its widespread reach across the country,” said Johary.
“Relating to ‘Measure 11: Increasing Capacity of High-Speed Broadband’ (HSBB) services will definitely bring the overall usage of internet connectivity to the next level. As a result, serve to drive higher productivity and high definition contents such as Videos and Gaming will be in demand. With the government’s investment and subsidies on the National Broadband Infrastructure, we are expecting the price of Internet to be much lower and affordable, and also triggering transformation by increasing a faster rollout of LTE and 3G services for both consumers and businesses,” added Johary.
Johary also lauded the Government’s move to increase the capacity of high-speed broadband by building 1,000 new telecommunication towers and laying undersea cables at a cost of RM2.7 billion over the next three years. This move would have a direct impact on the improvement of telecommunications infrastructure, especially on mobile coverage and data network speed.
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The Malaysian Mobile Content Providers Association (MMCP) was initiated back in 2006 as a platform for all Mobile Content Providers (CPs) to come together under one banner to better address issues raised and ensure the interest of CPs are protected. This includes active participations with the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), the Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM), the Communications and Multimedia Content Forum Malaysia (CMCF), Celcos, the Malaysian government via Kementerian Penerangan, Komunikasi & Kebudayaan and other relevant bodies. The association was formalized in 17th August 2007 and currently has 25 ordinary members and 4 associate members. The objective of the Association is to protect CPs interest and consumers as well. For more information, please visit www.mmcp.org.my
- 13 Oct, 2014
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