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IDC: Top 10 Predictions for Malaysia Telecom Market in 2015

Market research firm, International Data Corporation (IDC) revealed the top 10 predictions that IDC believes will have the biggest impact on the Malaysia telecom industry in Malaysia this year. Malaysia telecom service providers are expected to redefine its strategies, transform its organizations, launch new solutions and technologies to retain its growth and stay relevant in market.

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Dato’ Sri Dr. Halim Shafie appointed as Chairman of MCMC

Dato’ Sri Dr. Halim Shafie has been appointed the new Chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). He is replacing Dato’ Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi who’s contract ended on December 31. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek made the announcement to Bernama on Sunday.

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MCMC Chairman contract ends, might be reappointed

Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Dato’ Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi’s contract has ended and not renewed for another term, according to a local news report. TheMalaysianInsider reported that the chairman’s two year contract ended on December 31 and sources say the Chief Executive of Services and Support Tengku Zaib Raja Ahmad is now the acting chairman ...

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MCMC investigates online flood rumours, looking for 4 Individuals

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is looking for 4 additional individuals to assist in its investigation on flood rumours that were spread online. To date, four individuals who were asked to come forward to assist with the investigations on the spreading of false news of the Manek Urai School Flood Shelter(Kelantan) have presented themselves at the MCMC office ...

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Malaysian Mobile Content Provider (MMCP) signs MoU with Internet Alliance (IA)

In an effort to promote global collaboration in development of the internet, mobile and e-commerce industry, Malaysian Mobile Content Provider (MMCP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Internet Alliance (IA). According to both association, the MoU between Malaysian Mobile Content Provider (MMCP) and Internet Alliance (IA) lays out plans for collaborations and partnerships focused on delivering unity collaborations between ...

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By 2018, More Than 50 Percent Users Will use a Tablet or Smartphone first to access the Internet

Mobile devices are increasingly becoming the first go-to device for communications and content consumption, according to research firm Gartner, Inc. In the emerging economies, users are adopting smartphones as their exclusive mobile devices while in developed economies, multi-device households are becoming the norm, with tablets growing at the fastest rate of any computing device. As such, Gartner predicts that, by ...

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Mobile Data services in Malaysia to take over Mobile Voice in 2017, says IDC

Mobile data services will become the key driver for mobile operators (Telcos) in Malaysia and is expected to surpass mobile voice revenue in 2017, according to International Data Corporation (IDC) Mobile Service Tracker 2H 2013. Despite the penetration rate of Malaysian mobile users exceeding 140% and high prepaid-postpaid ratio, mobile operators have still been able to maintain their revenue growth, ...

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Frost & Sullivan predicts 3.7 billion smartphones, 700 million tablets & 520 million wearable health-related devices by 2025

Massive technology-led disruption across all industries is moving everyone and everything globally towards a state of ‘connected everything’ where into the 2020’s, tens of millions of people will be connected by trillions of things and applications as a result of connected industries, said Frost & Sullivan. Connected Living is defined as a world in which consumers use many different devices ...

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Maxis leads in dropped calls, DiGi fined the highest amount

Maxis, Malaysia’s leading communications service provider with an “unmatched customer experience” (as the company claims), recorded the highest dropped call rate of 8.16% in Pendang, Kedah according to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). MCMC which conducted the Extensive End-Point Service Availability Testing (EESAT) in Q3 (Jul-Sep 2013) nationwide revealed that DiGi came second and third with 8% and ...

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Ten Telcos win 13 prizes at the 17th Telecom Asia Awards in Jakarta

A total of 13 awards were presented to 10 winners at the 17th Telecom Asia Awards gala dinner in Jakarta last Wednesday night. Globe Telecom came out on top in the best-of-the-best Best Asian Telecom Carrier category after being named a finalist in an unprecedented seven categories. The Philippines company’s Free Zone, which is powered by Google and gives prepaid users access ...

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HTC One is the Best Smartphone in 2013, iPad Air is the Best Mobile Tablet at the 2014 Global Mobile Awards

The GSMA have announced the winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona(Spain) on Tuesday. In total more than 175 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts throughout the world participated in the judging process, including the chief technology officers of 14 mobile operators who took part in judging the ...

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Analysts at Ovum reveals what to expect from Mobile World Congress 2014

Held each February in Barcelona, Spain, the GSMA Mobile World Congress is a world-class conference. In 2013, Mobile World Congress(MWC) hosted more than 72,000 mobile professionals from 200 countries. This year MWC will officially take place on 24-27 February.

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Frost & Sullivan: Over 50 Million Mobile Subscribers in Malaysia by 2015

Mobile penetration in Malaysia has long surpassed the 100.0% mark and currently hovering around 150.0%. The Malaysian market is expected to reach a mobile subscriber base of over 50 million by 2015. Growth is expected to slow down as the market approaches saturation but is still expected to register a CAGR of 6.0% from 2011-2015. According to Ajay Sunder, Senior ...

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Malaysia 3G Speeds not up to expectation, SKMM to take action

The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued a stern warning to cellular companies that are providing 3G services on lower-than-agreed bandwidth, causing a deterioration in the quality of 3G services. Most of the 3G players are using the 900 megahertz (MHz) and 1,800MHz frequency bands to roll out 3G services instead of the primary 2,100MHz band meant for ...

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GoMobile Expo, Digital Lifestyle Expo & PC Fair starts Friday

GoMobile Expo, Digital Lifestyle Expo & PC Fair are expected to take place this coming weekend(Friday-Sunday), 23-25 August 2013 at the KL Convention Centre(KLCC). At the same time, the exposition will see Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) showcasing a series of technologies on digital lifestyle for the first time under its Digital Lifestyle Malaysia programme.

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