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Whitepaper - Multimedia Malaysia - Internet Case Study - Azuddin Jud Ismail

Whitepaper - Multimedia Malaysia - Internet Case Study - Azuddin Jud Ismail

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02/03/2013

 
M
ULTIMEDIA
M
ALAYSIA
:I
NTERNET
C
ASE
S
TUDY
March 2002
 
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Michael Minges and Vanessa Gray of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)wrote this report. Lucy Firth contributed to some sections. The report is based onresearch carried out 2 – 6 April 2001 as well as articles and documents sourced in thereport. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) providedincalculable support; without their assistance, the report would not have been possible.The cooperation of Malaysian public and private ICT organizations that offered theirtime to the report’s authors is appreciated. The report is one of a series of case studiesexamining the Internet in South East Asia carried out in 2001. Additional informationis available on the ITU’s Internet Case Study web page athttp://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/cs/.The report may not necessarily reflect the opinions of the ITU, its members or thegovernment of Malaysia.The title refers to the prevalent use of the word multimedia in Malaysia to refer toInformation and Communication Technology. A noun defined as ‘using, involving orencompassing several media’ (Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary) multimediawas coined in 1962, one year before the formation of present day Malaysia.
© ITU 2002
 
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Contents
1. Country background ............................................................ 1
1.1 Strategically placed ..............................................................11.2 Multi-ethnic and young .........................................................11.3 Weathering the storm ...........................................................21.4 Quality of life.......................................................................21.5 Recent history .....................................................................3
2. Telecom and mass media..................................................... 5
2.1 Telecommunications .............................................................52.2 Malaysia’s Mass Media ........................................................15
3. Internet............................................................................. 19
3.1 Off to an early start............................................................193.2 TMnet reigns supreme ........................................................193.3 Not so broadband...............................................................193.4 Not exchanging traffic.........................................................203.5 Convergence or confusion?..................................................203.6 MY Malaysia.......................................................................213.7 The price is right................................................................213.8 Universal ICT access...........................................................22
4. Information & Communication Technology & the Nation ... 27
4.1 Government: Towards a K-Malaysia ......................................274.2 Education..........................................................................324.3 Health ..............................................................................354.4 E-business ........................................................................37
5. Conclusions ....................................................................... 39
5.1 State of the Internet in Malaysia ..........................................395.2 Recommendations..............................................................40
Annex 1: List of meetings........................................................ 44Annex 2: Acronyms and abbreviations .................................... 45Annex 3: Useful links .............................................................. 48Annex 4: Framework dimensions ............................................ 49Annex 5: Bibliography............................................................. 52

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