At a Glance
The Importance of Telecommunications
Telecommunication has evolved over time and has undergone many facets of technological developments which has contributed greatly to the daily life of the modern era of the society. Communication is pivotal in the fundamental operations of a society from business to government to families. Telecommunications plays an increasingly vital role in enabling the participation and development of people in communities and nations disadvantaged by geography. Telecommunications provides vital infrastructure for national security in the likes of natural disaster recovery, security, to communication of vital intelligence, to continued military superiority, telecommunications plays a pivotal role.
Telecommunications is a growth business on taking into account the need for humans and machines to communicate suggests that telecommunications will continue to grow apace, as evidenced by the ongoing expansion of wireless and broadband access services throughout the world.
1. Digital Services Provider
MGI positions itself as a digital service provider (DSP). A DSP applies the principles of Internet service delivery, meaning its delivery architecture is integrated, seamless, intelligent, automated, simple and in real time. A DSP provides digital services through an ecosystem where consumers interact online and across devices.
The first challenge to become a digital service provider involves a change in the mindset and culture; we need to view ourselves not as a communication service provider but as a genuine digital competitor. We need to shift away from serving as a channel for MNO and move towards creating a platform, and the way for us to capitalize on the opportunities in the digital services domain and its associated revenue is to build our business as a digital service provider.
To become a DSP, MGI needs to build or own a comprehensive platform to support its ambition to become a full-blown premiere DSP with two main differentiators:
- An advanced set of service offerings that will disrupt and shock the market landscape with products that are currently not offered by other players.
- A technology superiority and scalability that will give protection and support for future growth.
The company is designed to fulfil current and future digital business functionality that offers more flexible, configurable and expandable to cater for future.
2. Infrastructure Provider
MGI is also into provision of network design, construction and maintenance services for fiber optics backbone and Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband services.
The telecommunications industry comprised of many types of companies at different levels within the industry, all making products and/or providing a service to supply local and long distance telephone service, internet service, and new technologies (including VoIP, CATV, HDTV, and security) to the end users (residential, business, and institutional).
A large portion of the telecommunications industry is comprised of equipment manufacturers (switch, router, and network component companies) producing products that make and/or route connections from point-to-point via a central office location. Whether these products are used in networks supporting wired or wireless applications, the ultimate goal for equipment manufacturers is to produce an efficient, cost effective, and reliable product to support network service providers.
Solution providers is another level of the telecommunications industry which is large in size. In this segment, companies source, develop, and implement the network infrastructure that ‘service providers’ will use to supply communication connections to the end users. As a segue between component manufacturers and service providers, solutions providers greatly influence network structures, protocols, and the successful implementation of emerging technologies.
The other large segment of the telecommunications industry is service providers. This market is focused on providing communications, in one form or other, to the end users. For most people, this segment is viewed as the face of the industry, delivering the final product/service that the equipment manufacturers and solutions providers support. The most common applications for this segment are premises networks, LAN (local area networks), WAN (wide area networks), and wireless networks.
MGI’s offerings are that of connectivity at multiple levels of the telecommunications industry ranging from standard cable assemblies and loopbacks for the equipment manufacturing segment to optical drop cables to support service provider networks.
Board of Directors
Mr Andrew Hwan Lee
Mr Andrew Hwan Lee, a Korean American, is the President and CEO of the company. He has vast experience in telecommunications and network infrastructure industry. He was one of the pioneers of ASTRO when he was attached to Hughes Communication and MEASAT. Mr Andrew is currently attached to HUB Technologies Sdn. Bhd. as Chief Strategy Officer. HUB Technologies Sdn Bhd. is a fire fighting solution company under the brand name of AeroHub™. AeroHub™ is well known as the only organic aerosol fire extinguisher solution in the world and recognized by the Government of Malaysia as the National Product. It has been awarded a central contract from the Ministry of Finance of Malaysia worth about RM2.0 billion.
Dato’ Abdul Fattah Abdullah
Dato’ Abdul Fattah is currently the President of Angkasa or the National Cooperative Movement of Malaysia, which is the defacto body of the cooperatives’ movement in Malaysia. Appointed since June 2013, he plays an important role in driving Angkasa in providing high quality products and services as well as protecting the interests and championing the rights of the cooperative movement through professional management. He is also the President of ASEAN Cooperative Organisation (ACO) until his term expires in 2018. He also sits as Board member in Cooperative College of Malaysia and the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Committee (“FELCRA”), a Government-linked company involved in rehabilitating and consolidating rural lands through re-planting and helping its community participate in national economy activities.
Mr Ahmad Shukri Abdul Ghani
Mr Ahmad Shukri Abdul Ghani is a Partner of a legal firm, Messrs. Aziz Hon Annuar. For the past 10 years, Mr Ahmad Shukri has been with PGN Link Sdn Bhd. He worked in various industries including being the General Manager for EH Auto Link (Asia) Sdn Bhd, a company in the business of importing and producing automotive parts and Managing Director of PGN Link Sdn Bhd, which deals in the trading of used automotive parts. As a result of his many years in automotive sector, he was involved in the negotiation with the Malaysia Automotive Institute in drawing up the National Automotive Policy. He was also invited to the British Standard Office in London for a discussion in the formation of a new standard for used automotive parts.