Cyberjaya, 24 May 2011 - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC or the Commission) today launched a two-day Conference at its Headquarters in Cyberjaya, on ‘Opportunities for All in Broadband ICT’ which was officiated by the Honourable Minister of Information, Communications and Culture, Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim.
This conference is one of the events held in conjunction with the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day which is celebrated every year on 17 May.
This event called for participants from the Communications & Multimedia (C&M) and related industries, especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to explore areas of growth and opportunities in broadband ICT as a business as well as its uses in business, manufacturing and industry.
The Conference is expected to provide a platform for the participants to network, obtain and discuss key information on opportunities increasingly available through and on the broadband network infrastructure and initiatives such as entry point the projects under the National Key Economic Areas – Communications, Content and Infrastructure (NKEA-CCI), and Digital Lifestyle Malaysia programmes. Speakers from international and domestic markets share their experiences and expertise to the participants. Inputs from the session will be used for follow up initiatives and facilitation as part of MCMC’s continuous consultative approach towards regulatory and developmental governance.
MCMC in its role to grow the C&M industry aims to develop the SMEs to produce innovative-based C&M services, in particular on content and applications as well as nurturing entrepreneurial skills in the fast changing landscape of the communications business. This initiative is leveraged on the extensive availability and coverage of cellular mobile phone in Malaysia at 95% of population and subscriber penetration rate reaching the 121% penetration mark by the first quarter of this year and household broadband penetration at 58.2% in May 2011.
Further, as the global and Malaysian broadband ICT economy expand, the SMEs in Malaysia should ride on the innovation wave to exploit innovative businesses and opportunities. The Conference aims to take the participants through current and new growth areas such as:
•Compelling content and applications services;
•Collaboration and alliances both domestically and internationally;
•Adoption of new media services and content in many aspects of their business such as education/training to leap frog skill sets;
•Use of relevant advanced tools and integrated software to innovate products and services to higher levels of sophistication for expansion of target markets;
•Advantage of converging platforms (content, devices, integrated networks and services) to spearhead development of new products and services; and
•Innovation and generation of Digital Lifestyle Malaysia projects.
The Commission also invites SMEs holding a Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) license, especially the Application Service Providers (ASPs) and Content Applications Service Providers (CASPs), to take this opportunity and facilitation provided by MCMC to generate and promote their services over the mobile cellular and broadband networked environment. - MCMC.