Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)
is Malaysia’s most exciting initiative for the global information
and communication technology (ICT) industry.
Conceptualized in 1996, the MSC has since grown into a thriving
dynamic ICT hub, hosting more than 900 multinationals, foreign-owned
and home-grown Malaysian companies focused on multimedia and
communications products, solutions, services and; research and
With this unique corridor, Malaysia continues to attract leading ICT
companies of the world to locate their industries in the MSC and
undertake research, develop new products and technologies and export
from this base. The MSC is also an ideal growth environment for
Malaysian ICT SMEs to transform themselves into world-class
companies. Furthermore, the MSC welcomes countries to use its highly
advanced infrastructural facilities as a global testbed for ICT
applications and a hub for their regional operations in Asia.
The Malaysian government has equipped core areas in the MSC with
high-capacity global telecommunications and logistics networks.
Emphasis has been placed on eco-friendly, yet sophisticated urban
structures for businesses, homes, education and recreation. The MSC
is also supported by secure cyberlaws, strategic policies; and a
range of financial and non-financial incentives for investors.
Many innovative flagship applications have been developed in the MSC
top accelerate its growth. They are focused on the development of
Smart Schools, Telehealth, e-Business, smart card technology,
electronic government, technopreneurship.
A brand new initiative of the MSC is the Creative Multimedia
cluster, which aims to catalyse the development of the Malaysian
creative content industry in Malaysia, engaging the participation of
global producers. Furthermore, Cyberjaya is finding its niche as a
regional outsourcing and shared services haven for international
"In 1996, there were less than 300
IT companies but today we have over 3,400, out of which 1,447 are
MSC status companies. In 2005, Malaysia’s ICT sector grew by 17%
greater than the country’s overall GDP growth of 5.2%. In 2004, MSC
status companies attained revenue of RM7.21 billion. Out of this,
export of ICT products and services amounted to RM1.57 billion."
As highlighted by various reports such as AT Kearney 2004 and the
Deloitte Paper 2005, MSC is one of the many factors that make
Malaysia more attractive to foreign investors. Cyberjaya, a city
created out a palm oil estate, is now a leading intelligent city
known throughout the world.
Your gateway to the MSC is the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC),
a high-powered ‘one-stop agency’, focusing on ensuring the success
of the MSC and the companies operating in it.
For more information, please contact:
MSC Malaysia Client Contact Centre
Multimedia Development Corporation
MSC Malaysia Headquarters
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 1800-88-8338 (within Malaysia)
Tel: +603 8315 3000 (outside Malaysia)
Fax: +603 8318 8519
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Iskandar Development Region, IDR Malaysia
Northern Corridor Economic Region
Development Authority (MIDA)