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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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MSC Malaysia ICON3 programme announced

Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) announced the launch of the 3rd MSC Malaysia ICON programme last week, dubbed ICON3 which will focus on enterprise applications. ICON3 will provide industrial training to nurture ICON graduates, with a focus on advanced skills, including back-end server integration as well as utilising cloud computing for the usage and development of apps. The ICON programme currently ...

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PIKOM PC Fair & GoMobile Expo to be jointly organised

The National ICT Association of Malaysia, PIKOM and CommTechAsia, the organiser of GoMobile will jointly organise the largest ICT event in the country featuring the Digital Lifestyle Expo (DLE), GoMobile Expo and PC Fair. All three event will concurrently take place at the KL Convention Centre from 23 to 25 August 2013 showcasing a complete suite of the latest technology ...

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MCMC Fines Five Mobile Operators for a total of RM920,000

MCMC has issued fines in total of RM920,000 to Celcom, Maxis, Merchantrade, UMobile & Tune Talk, for breaching their licence conditions, specifically for failing to ensure proper registration of accurate user information for prepaid accounts. Full media statement from MCMC below.

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DiGi gets the largest fine for Dropped Calls

Three mobile operators in the country have been served with compounds totaling RM190,000-00 for breaching their licence conditions, notably on complaints from the public concerning dropped calls, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said in a media statement today. DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd was served four separate compounds totaling RM100,000-00, Celcom Axiata received RM60,000-00 for three separate compounds, and Maxis Mobile ...

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Celcom among 12 Companies Fined by SKMM for SMS Spamming

In a press statement early this month, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said that it has served compounds to 12 companies for breaching their license conditions. The total amount of compound is RM260,000-00. MCMC said that failure to comply with the Mandatory Standards for Mobile Content Services (MCS) is a breach of the licence conditions under article 2.2 ...

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MCMC now says RM200 Rebate for any Smartphone

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) backed down yesterday, partially at least, after the public and political parties such as UMNO Youth, MCA and the opposition parties disagreed with the RM500 price cap for the RM200 3G smartphone rebate. In the latest media report, the Minister of Communication said that the Malaysia Government has decided that any smartphones are ...

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RM200 Smartphone Rebate would Burden the Lower Income Group [Comment]

In Budget 2013 last September, the Malaysia Government announced that a RM200 one-off rebate for a 3G smartphone will be given to eligible. Some RM300 million tax payers money were allocated for this. Many people got excited about the announcement until the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) further revealed the term & condition of smartphone rebate two days ago: ...

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DiGi has the Highest Dropped Call Rate in KL: MCMC

DiGi appears to have the highest drop call rate in the Kuala Lumpur area and Klang Valley highways according to a drive test report released by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission(MCMC). MCMC tested all the key Telcos in the first half of 2012 including Maxis, Celcom and DiGi. It is unknown why U Mobile was excluded from the test ...

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Two Telcos to be fined by MCMC? [Comment]

In a recent report on The Star, deputy news editor BK. Sidhu wrote that the Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will act against telcos failing to improve services, quoting anonymous sources close to MCMC. Some quotes from that article:

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China Telecom & China Comservice establish 1st branch in Kuala Lumpur

China Telecommunications Corporation and China Comservice launched their first branch here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. China Telecommunications Corporation (CT) is the world’s largest wireline telecommunications and broadband services provider as well as the world’s largest CDMA mobile operator. China Comservice Corporation Limited (CCS) is a leading company in providing integrated services for telecommunications, media and technology companies. CCS’s main shareholders ...

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