Thursday, March 23, 2023

GSMA hopes Malaysia Gov will allocate the 700 MHz band for Mobile Broadband

The GSMA has unveiled a new independent research that highlights the positive impact harmonised spectrum allocation for mobile could have on the Asia Pacific region(including Malaysia).

The report, released by the GSMA and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), states that if governments allocate the 700 MHz band for Mobile Broadband deployment, it would bring much greater economic and social benefits to Asia Pacific than if allocated for services such as broadcasting. These benefits include a $729 billion increase in GDP for Asia Pacific countries by 2020, more than two million newly-created jobs across the region, and a $131 billion increase in tax revenues.

It is estimated that increased Internet adoption resulting from widespread Mobile Broadband deployment in Malaysia would create more than 44,000 new jobs by 2020, with many in rural areas.

Download the report over here. Check out page 43 for Malaysia.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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