As Malaysia establishes itself as a digital nation, it needs to prepare to adapt and innovate to sustain its economic growth. Information and communications technology (ICT) services assume a central role in empowering these digital economic goals. The world is becoming increasingly more digital, with opportunities opening in local and regional markets as digital for people, business, and governments becomes the new normal.
New business segments built around innovative technologies are leading to a growth of highly skilled jobs and productivity in communities large and small. Our modern industrial strategy relies on building a more resilient economy to support these key industries of the future.
Management of Data
Data Security & Big Data Analytics
Software & System Design
Integration of system
(develop & design and research & development)
Creative & Digital Content
Gaming & Animation
On 22 April 2009, the ICT services sub-sector was liberalised to encourage foreign participation and further strengthen the competitiveness of the sub-sector.
ICT services play a central role in empowering the digital economic goals of the country. As Malaysia moves to become a developed economy, it needs to position itself not only to adapt, but also to innovate in technology in order to sustain economic growth. Digitalisation has changed the way of doing businesses by capitalising on connectivity and systems integration, and by leveraging on “smart technology” such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data Analytics, Robotics and Internet of Things (IoT).
Malaysia welcomes digital players to join us in our efforts to build a sustainable ICT ecosystem and digitally connected landscape. With our growing range of capabilities and infrastructure, Malaysia is poised to become a tech powerhouse in the region, driving innovation and productivity to enhance competitiveness and wealth creation.
In 2019, the value of the ICT industry’s contribution to the country’s GDP grew by 7.1 per cent in 2019 to RM289.2 billion (versus RM 270 billion in 2018). This contributed 19.1 per cent to the GDP (18.7% in 2018), and comprised Gross Value Added of ICT (12.9%) and e-commerce of other industries (6.2%).
Source: Department of Statistics’ (DOSM) Information and Communication Technology Satellite Account