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Penang Free WiFi service upgraded to 1Mbps speed

The Penang state Government announced that its Penang Free WiFi service have been upgraded to 1Mbps speed from 512Kbps previously. In a statement to the media, Penang said that it has upgraded the backhaul bandwidth by 500%, a 5 fold increase from 75Mbps to 375Mbps. The upgrade was announced by the Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and YB Chow ...

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President & Group CEO of Axiata named the recipient of the 2015 GSMA Chairman’s Award

The GSMA has named Dato’ Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, President and Group CEO of Axiata, the recipient of the 2015 GSMA Chairman’s Award. The GSMA Chairman’s Award, established in 1996, and part of the annual Global Mobile Awards, is the GSMA’s most prestigious award and recognises outstanding personal contribution to the growth and development of mobile communications around the world.

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Celcom Planet to invest RM35 million to promote online marketplace 11street

11street, Korea’s largest optimised online marketplace, announced that its Malaysian version of online marketplace will be launched in April 2015. The Malaysian version of 11street is hosted by Celcom Planet, a joint venture company between SK Planet and Celcom Axiata. SK Planet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of mobile operator, SK Telecom. The site also announced that it is now open ...

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Albern Murty appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO), 1st Malaysian CEO of Digi

Albern Murty has been promoted the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Digi, effective April 1, 2015. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Telco. The appointment makes Albern Murty the 1st Malaysian to become the CEO of Digi. He will be replacing current Digi CEO Lars-Ake Norling, who will be appointed CEO of dtac (Total Access Communication ...

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Digi aims to be leading mobile Internet provider, 11.4 million subscribers as of 2014

Digi.Com Berhad (Digi) announced its fourth quarter 2014 financial results yesterday. It said data revenue grew 17.4% from a year ago primarily driven by strong demand for Internet services, proliferation of a wider range of smartphones, and continuous expansion of good quality coverage to more areas around Malaysia. Digi has 11.4 million (11,421) mobile subscribers as of the end of ...

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Maxis network “indisputably the best in Malaysia”, 12.9 million subscribers as of Q4, 2014

Maxis announced its fourth quarter (Q4), 2014 financial results on Friday. The Telco said that it added 536k subscribers in Q4 2014. Maxis has 12,913 million subscribers as of the end of 2014. There were 2,849 million postpaid subscribers and 9,624 prepaid subscribers, including 8.8 million mobile Internet users. Wireless Broadband subscribers is down at 440k in Q4 from 494k ...

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U Mobile to improve network & customer experience, launches new Prepaid & Postpaid plans

First revealed on MalaysianWireless.com last week, U Mobile launched 3 new prepaid plans and 2 new postpaid plans, offering the same rates and benefits for both segments. In its own words, the Telco describe the new mobile plans as “stand out from the rest of the complicated and confusing offerings available in the market with its straightforward, uncluttered and simplified ...

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3 new #getclever U Mobile Unlimited Mobile Internet (UMI) prepaid plans [Insider]

U Mobile will be launching 3 new #getclever U Mobile Unlimited Mobile Internet (UMI) prepaid plans tomorrow. MalaysianWireless received an anonymous tip about this and here are the details. With the new UMI prepaid plans, customers get to enjoy:

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New U Mobile #getclever Postpaid Plans [Insider]

U Mobile is launching two new postpaid plans tomorrow. MalaysianWireless has been tipped regarding the new U Mobile #getclever Postpaid Plans and here’s what customers get to enjoy:

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DiGi partners WeChat for “consistent and seamless customer experience”

DiGi Telecommunications has partnered with social messaging application WeChat as part of the telco’s new brand focus to provide a “consistent and seamless customer experience “. With the new partnership, customers can now connect to DiGi’s Official Account on WeChat (ID: DIGI_MY) to perform various transactions such as checking their DiGi account status, purchasing Internet quota, gaining access to exclusive DiGi rewards and ...

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DiGi to focus on Internet & customers, launches a new logo

DiGi launched a new logo yesterday, a refreshed brand identity with a promise to be the “enabler of digital inspiration for customers, and commitment to deliver service excellence, fueled by the company’s solid track record of performance and innovation. ” The refreshed brand also incorporates a new philosophy ‘Let’s Inspire’. DiGi’s new visual identity maintains its signature yellow and incorporates ...

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My experience with the Maxis 3G network- slow speed, poor coverage & needs a better network team [Comment]

I ported to Maxis in August 2014, hoping to experience the widest and fastest mobile network in Malaysia, as Maxis claims. This isn’t my 1st time on Maxis as I have been experiencing the network from time to time. Maxis claims that its widest & fastest network in Malaysia have the following capabilities:

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BlackBerry Classic exclusive to Celcom, price from RM338

The latest device from Blackberry, the BlackBerry Classic is now available exclusive to Celcom Axiata in Malaysia, price from RM338 with Celcom First postpaid plans. The BlackBerry Classic carries a retail price of RM1588. Celcom First postpaid plans with BlackBerry Classic:

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Celcom First Basic & Celcom First Elite Postpaid Plan launched

Celcom Axiata launched two new postpaid plans called Celcom First Basic and Celcom First Elite, a first of its kind personalised Internet and call plan with exclusivity and VIP treatment. The new postpaid plans comes with a new feature called OPTIMISER that automatically provides additional free monthly Internet or voice airtime by recognising customers’ monthly usage behaviour.

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13.2 million Celcom subscribers, 5.41 million smartphone users as of Q3

Celcom Axiata has 13.2 million mobile subscribers as of Quarter 3, 2014 (Q3) down 1% from 13.4 million subscribers in Q2. The total smartphone users in the network makes up 40.7% of Celcom’s total subscribers or 5.41 million users. There are 10.4 million prepaid users and about 2.8 million postpaid users in the network. Broadband users increased to 1.4 million ...

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