Total of 497 million LTE subscriptions worldwide as of 2014

GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association, revealed there were 497 million LTE (Long Term Evolution) subscriptions worldwide by 31 December 2014. A total of 290 million LTE subscriptions were gained in the year, equivalent to 140% annual growth. GSA said that LTE subscriptions are growing faster than any other mobile communications system technology, and by a substantial margin.

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WeChat reward campaign in collaboration with Huawei, Chatime, Grabtaxi

WeChat, one of the world’s fastest growing social application has launched its WeReward campaign for the first time in Malaysia. The campaign will run from 25 March to 25 April, where WeChat Malaysia has collaborated with local brands such as Huawei, Chatime Malaysia, Grabtaxi, MCash and Zalora. The aim of the campaign is to reward loyal fans that uses the ...

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PIKOM expect ICT sales to drop up to 30% with GST Implementation

The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) shared its outlook on the country’s ICT sector with the imminent impact of the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) which is to be implemented on April 1st 2015. Due to the general uncertainties arising from the imposition of the 6% GST on technology products (currently zero percent under the Sales and Service ...

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MCMC issued a total of RM1.01mil compound to Telcos

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued 23 compounds totaling RM1.01 million to 4 Telcos and 2 MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) on the issue of dropped calls and personal information of prepaid users leaked to 3rd parties. In a media statement, released in Bahasa Malaysia, made no mention about the time or period of the dropped call ...

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MaxisOne Plan Start postpaid quietly launched, RM58/month

Maxis has quietly made available a new postpaid plan called MaxisONE plan starting on 19 March last week. No official announcement from Maxis at the point of writing. The new postpaid, part of the MaxisOne plan, offers the lowest monthly fee among the plans at RM58 a month. Details below.

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Picture Story: U Mobile iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus launch

The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is now available from U Mobile. On Tuesday, U Mobile unveiled its iPhone 6 plans with installment from as low as RM98 with U MicroCredit, the first ever device financing programme offered by Telco. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were made available yesterday at U Mobile stores nationwide.

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Buy Xperia devices, get Free Sony merchandises worth up to RM209

Sony Mobile Communications announced its “Great Sony Treats” promotion starting today, featuring a variety of latest Sony devices, that will run from 20th – 29th March 2015. For the next ten days only, consumers who purchase selected Xperia smartphones, tablets and accessories are entitled to free gift redemption of Sony merchandises worth up to RM209. The free gifts include 16GB ...

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Ovum Comment: Facebook Messenger Money Transfer

Social networking company, Facebook, announced today that American users of its Facebook Messenger app would be able to link their debit cards (MasterCard or Visa) to the service and use it to transfer/send/receive money to one another. The app now features a small ‘$’ sign above the keyboard which will allow users to access the payment interface. They can then ...

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U Mobile iPhone 6 price from RM98/month, no contract Postpaid & Prepaid plans

Malaysia’s 4th largest Telco in terms of subscribers has launched its iPhone 6 plans for prepaid and postpaid. The new U Mobile iPhone prepaid and postpaid plans are exactly the same and offers the same benefits. Called iPlan, it starts from RM40 a month, comes with no contract. Apart from the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus, U ...

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Samsung GALAXY Tab3 V tablet in Malaysia, price at RM499

Samsung Malaysia Electronics has launched the new Samsung GALAXY Tab3 V tablet in Malaysia, price at RM499. The GALAXY Tab 3V comes equipped with 3G connectivity, a 7” WSVGA Display and a 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor. Full specifications of the Samsung GALAXY Tab3 V tablet below:

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Digi Music Freedom pass offers unlimited music streaming for free until 30 June

Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd announced the launch of the Digi Music Freedom pass for subscribers to enjoy unlimited music streaming from the best music apps in the world. Starting 13 March until 30 June 2015, Digi subscribers with an Internet plan can activate the Music Freedom pass for free to stream all the music they want from the most popular ...

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U Mobile: U MicroCredit, iPhone 6 from RM98/month without credit card [Insider]

U Mobile is set to launch a new device micro financing program next week, a 1st for a Telco in Malaysia and probably the 1st of its kind for iPhones. Called U MicroCredit, the device financing program allows anyone (prepaid/postpaid customers) to own a smartphone (including iPhone 6) without the need of a credit card. MalaysianWireless has managed to obtain ...

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11street unveils “Seller Zone” for e-commerce business coaching, training & development programs

11street, the new online marketplace in Malaysia, unveiled its ‘Seller Zone’ – the first education centre and support facility in Malaysia catering for e-commerce business coaching, training and development programs to foster the local online sellers’ population growth. The Malaysian version of 11street is hosted by Celcom Planet, a joint venture company between SK Planet (51%) and Celcom Axiata (49%). ...

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Ovum Comment: Five takeaways from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 welcomed a record number of visitors and exhibitors through its doors. The event has morphed from a mobile industry congress to a broader ICT–TMT–mobility fair at which telecoms meets digital media, IT, and entertainment. The extent to which the telecoms industry is part of this broader technology and entertainment landscape is a moot point. With ...

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Sony Xperia E4 Dual price at RM459

Sony Mobile Communications today announced the availability of the new Xperia E4 Dual smartphone in Malaysia. The Sony Xperia E4 Dual is priced at RM459 in Malaysia. The dual SIM Sony Xperia E4 Dual has a premium feel and comes with a 2 day battery life, according to Sony. Key specifications below:

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