Lazada mobile app reached over 11 million downloads

Online shopping mall, Lazada announced today that its mobile application for Android and iOS have reached over 11 million downloads to date. The company launched the Android app in June 2013 followed by the iOS app in January 2014. Lazada claims it is Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination with presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, ...

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Digi takes a U-Turn, now saying 1800MHz 4G LTE available in Penang & Sarawak

At a media event yesterday, mobile operator Digi said that it planned to offer 4G LTE service using the 1800Mhz spectrum but did not share any specific details on deployment when asked at the press conference. Digi was announcing that its 4G LTE coverage in Klang Valley now stands at 79%.

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Digi 4G LTE coverage in Klang Valley now at 79%, 1800Mhz LTE coming soon

Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) announced today that its 4G LTE coverage in Klang Valley now stands at 79%. The Telco, which launched its 4G LTE service in July 2013 claims that it is the fastest growing network in Malaysia. Its nationwide 4G LTE population coverage currently stands at 33% and it is targeting a 45% nationwide population coverage by ...

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TM renews agreement with 4 state-backed companies for fibre connectivity

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) recently renewed its Partnership Agreement separately with four (4) state-backed companies (SBCs) for the provision of fibre connectivity services to network operators residing in telecommunication tower facilities owned by the SBCs. The four SBCs are D’Harmoni Telco Infra Sdn Bhd (Johor), Perak Integrated Network Services Sdn Bhd (Perak), Perlis Comm Sdn Bhd (Perlis), and Yiked Bina ...

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2nd Microsoft Authorized Reseller Store to open in Sunway Pyramid

Microsoft Malaysia will be officially opening its 2nd Authorized Reseller Store on Saturday, 23rd May 2015, in Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya. Similar to its first store, recently launched in KLCC, the authorized reseller store will offer a range of Microsoft products, including Windows Phones, feature phones, Surface devices as well as Windows, Microsoft Office 365 and more. The store will also ...

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64 LTE-Advanced systems commercially launched in 39 countries

64 operators have commercially launched LTE-Advanced systems in 39 countries, according to a new information paper released by GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association. LTE-Advanced deployment is a major industry trend, it said. 116 operators, i.e. around 30% of LTE operators are investing in carrier aggregation technology worldwide and are at various stages of deployment. Carrier aggregation is the first ...

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HotelQuickly app recorded over 1 million downloads

HotelQuickly, a last-minute hotel booking smartphone app, has reached a milestone by recording more than 1,000,000 (1 million) downloads since its launch two years ago. The HotelQuickly app provides a curated selection of top hotels in 200+ destinations across Asia Pacific. To date, more than 6,000 three to five star hotels have teamed up with the start-up, making the app ...

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WeChat has 549 million monthly active users globally

WeChat, one of the world’s fastest growing social application, has recently announced that it has reached 549 million monthly active users globally. It had 500 million users three months ago in Q4 2014. In Malaysia, WeChat claims that it continues its dominance in the mobile social communication space and boasts 95% smartphone penetration rate in the local scene. According WeChat, ...

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Prepaid Calls/SMS/Internet pricing to increase 6% with GST in 6 months

Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek recently announced that prepaid reload pricing will soon retain its face value, for example, a RM10 reload will cost RM10 to purchase. However consumers will still need to pay for 6% Government Service Tax (GST) when prepaid services including data/Internet, voice calls, SMS are used. This means GST is applied ...

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Sigve Brekke is Telenor Group’s new Group President & Group CEO

Telenor Group (Telenor) have announced the appointment of Sigve Brekke as the company’s new Group President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will succeed Jon Fredrik Baksaas by 17 August 2015. Sigve Brekke (picture) is currently the Chairman of Digi. He is also the Executive Vice President and Head of Telenor Group’s Asia operations. According to the Digi website, some ...

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Lenovo A7000 smartphone with Dolby Atmos audio, price at RM699

Lenovo unveiled the A7000 in Malaysia, the world’s first smartphone with Dolby Atmos audio technology. The Lenovo A7000 will carry a retail price tag of RM699 in Malaysia. The new smartphone from Lenovo features a 5.5-in HD display with ultra-wide viewing angles and moving audio technology from Dolby. In addition, it runs Android 5.0 on a MediaTek True8Core processor with ...

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Samsung trade-in programme for Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge

Samsung Malaysia Electronics announced an exclusive limited time only trade-in programme for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones. The Galaxy S6 trade-in programme is managed by Brightstar Distribution Sdn Bhd (Brightstar Malaysia). Customers could walk into any of the Samsung Experience Stores nationwide with selected smartphone models from now till 31st of May and receive immediate credit towards ...

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Celcom Axiata installs M2M solutions for 500 taxis

Celcom Axiata Berhad announced that it has installed its M2M (machine-to-machine) solutions for 500 taxis and is expected to install them in another 1,000 taxis. The service will enable taxis to deliver targeted digital media content to its passengers through Smartaxiads. Smartaxiads is a mobile digital advertising provided through a tablet-size panels installed at the driver’s and front passenger’s headrests ...

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Microsoft Authorized Reseller Store opens at KLCC, the 1st in Asia Pacific

Microsoft Malaysia announced the launch of its first authorised reseller store in Malaysia situated in Suria KLCC, making it the first one in Asia Pacific region. The rebranded store was previously a Nokia Store and is currently managed by Hello Station. The software giant said the newly launched Microsoft Authorized Reseller Store in Malaysia will offer a range of Microsoft ...

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HTC One M9+ price at RM2599 in Malaysia

HTC launched the new One M9+ in Malaysia last week. The new smartphone is priced at RM2599 (inclusive of GST). The company said the One M9+ leverages HTC’s iconic all-metal design and combines it with significant new enhancements, including a 13.20 cm (5.2”) 2K display with a new Fingerprint authentication, HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio surround sound for exhilarating multimedia ...

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