Edwin Yapp

An engineer by training, Edwin first cut his teeth as a cellular radio frequency optimization engineer in one of Malaysia's largest telcos. After more than five years, he hung up his radio engineering boots to try his hand at technology reporting at The Star , Malaysia's leading English daily, where he won several awards for Best Online Technology reporting. He left to start his own editorial consultancy and is now a freelance journalist for several publications, including ZDNet Asia. A self-confessed gadget geek, Edwin hopes his blog contributions will stir up deeper discussions within the Malaysian technology scene.

Latest Posts

Does M'sia need nine broadband licensees?

A couple of weeks ago, the local press reported that the government was about to allocate blocks of 20Mhz spectrum each in the 2.6GHz band to nine players in the country for the development of fourth generation wireless system, or better known as 4G or Long Term Evolution (LTE).

October 4, 2010 by Edwin Yapp


Should Apple have so much control?

Once again, I find myself blogging about Apple's iPhone, as the latest iteration of arguably the fastest selling smartphone on the planet last week officially arrived in Malaysia.The last time I wrote about the iPhone was in July, when I questioned if consumers should rush headlong into acquiring the iPhone 4, when it was first launched in the United States.

September 29, 2010 by Edwin Yapp


Is M'sia's online world ready for free speech?

The social media and online publishing world have had a busy month in Malaysia.Within the span of a month, several incidents have arisen that have directly involved online platforms and how information therein has been posted, so much so that many, including both sides of the political aisle have also weighed in with their views.

September 7, 2010 by Edwin Yapp


Have we become too dependent on tech?

I was prepping a blog about something else but after reading my editor's blog and tracking several stories that are trending worldwide, I decided to pen this blog instead.It started when her blog questioned whether IT is ironic or not.

August 9, 2010 by Edwin Yapp

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How tech should break into our lives

I've been writing about the technology landscape for a long time and more so observing the wireless sector, in particular, as I used to work in that line more than 10 years ago.One of the most fascinating things about the wireless space is that it's constantly evolving.

June 19, 2010 by Edwin Yapp

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Reorienting M'sia's entrepreneurial direction

One of the perks of being a freelance journalist is that I get to write for a number of publications and not necessarily for the same kind of industry. So I was happy and quite enthusiastic when I was asked to go for a travel familiarization trip to Tasmania late last month.

May 20, 2010 by Edwin Yapp


Should smaller towns be marginalized?

Last month, my missus and I took a vacation in Kuantan, a coastal town about 350 kilometers east of Kuala Lumpur.Kuantan, a typical sea town, boasts of some of the best beaches in the east coast and is famed for white sandy beaches along an area known as Cherating.

April 24, 2010 by Edwin Yapp

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The iPhone comes to town...again

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about some interesting developments in the telco world that would have taken place in March.Two of the three events did happen last month, with TM launching its high-speed broadband service, UniFi, on Mar.

April 7, 2010 by Edwin Yapp