Telecommunications Infrastructure Consequence to Economic Growth in Malaysia: Time Series Analysis

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
© 2014 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-18 Number-5
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Shairil Izwan Taasim, Remali Yusoff
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V18P141


Shairil Izwan Taasim, Remali Yusoff "Telecommunications Infrastructure Consequence to Economic Growth in Malaysia: Time Series Analysis". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V18(5):175-179, Dec 2014. ISSN:2231-2803. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract -
The main objective of this study is to evaluate the contribution of telecommunications infrastructure towards Malaysia`s economic growth. An econometric time series method for 1996-2014 was used to study the impact of telecommunications development on the nation`s economic growth involving internet users, broadband, mobile phones, and literacy rate in Malaysia. The analysis from the selection of the best model using SAS9.1 software determined that broadband and internet users contributed to the country`s economic development, similar with previous studies. These findings showed that the growth of broadband users, with investments starting in early 2000, had an impact on the nation`s economic growth.

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telecommunications, time series, GDP, broadband.