thousand MSC status companies by 2003
The Star - Thursday, 20 November, 2002
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LUMPUR - Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) aims to see at least
l,000 MSC status companies by 2003 with sales values of RM6.5 billion,
based on the good interest from foreign companies recently, Deputy
Minister of Energy, Communications and Multimedia, Datuk Tan Chai Ho, said
has good infrastructure and among the best in Asean countries, he told
reporters after a partnership agreement signing here yesterday between NTT
MSC Sdn Bhd and Fujitsu Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
said that there were currently 776 MSCstatus companies, including 53
international companies with investment projects of RM 10 billion. Tan
said that spending on information technology (IT) in the country has
also showed an increase of 4.8 percent between 1995 and 2001. This
continued to be strong, fuelled by the emergence of a new class of
technology savvy customers, he said.
under the agreement signed today between NTT MSC and Fujitsu Malaysia, NTT
MSC will provide the infrastructure and network for data housing and web
hosting through its new state-of-the-art Arcnet Internet Data Centre in
Cyberjaya while Fujitsu Malaysia will manage, integrate and maintain the
system's service using its InfraCare service.
MSC's president, Honda Hiromitsu, said with the partnership customers
would be able to reduce risks and lower their investment costs by using
their new Internet Data Centre (IDC) business model.
also said that the partnership will help increase the company's number of
customers to 100 in the next six to 12 months from the current 40
customers using their IDC in Cyberjaya.