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Green Packet: Klang Valley is ours

Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is a subsidiary of Green Packet Bhd says that the WiMAX license presents the company with a rare and valuable opportunity to roll out its wireless communication infrastructure. They were quoted saying: “The WiMaX licence with a 2.3Ghz spectrum will complement and enhance the quality of service and throughput of the current SONmetro wireless ...

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DiGi studying options in case WiMAX bid fails

DIGI.Com Bhd is believed to be studying two options in the event it does not win a WiMAX licence to offer high-speed Internet services, sources close to the company said yesterday. The company is looking at a short-term plan of partnerships, followed by an acquisition.

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Green Packet appoints Michael Lai

Former TM Net Sdn Bhd chief executive officer (CEO) Michael Lai has joined Green Packet Bhd and has been tasked to spearhead its global operations and to expand its business presence abroad. Green Packet said in a statement on Jan 15 that Lai has been appointed the new CEO of its global marketing arm Green Packet International Sdn Bhd effective ...

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Celcom hires agency to collect debts

Celcom Mobile Sdn Bhd has appointed a debt collection agency to recover outstanding debts from mobile users, particularly those in the Klang Valley. Under a recently signed agreement between Celcom and Radzi Consulting, the latter has been tasked to manage an Internet portal, www.tunggakan.com, and collect the payments on behalf of Celcom.

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Telcos: Moving Fast Forward

TELECOMMUNICATIONS companies (telcos) are expected to play their cards differently this year, given the almost saturated market and imminent implementation of mobile number portability. Over the past few years, the big players – Telekom Malaysia Bhd via its local mobile unit Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd, Maxis Communications Bhd, DiGi.Com Bhd – have been engaged in a prepaid starter pack price war.

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DiGi Successfully Restored Its Services

DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd has successfully restored communications links to all countries affected by the damaged undersea cables. DiGi’s Head of Network Planning, Abdul Karim Fakir bin Ali, said: “We have fully re-established links to the United States, China and Korea. Our customers can resume using IDD, roaming and SMS services involving these countries.”

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Announcement: DiGi

Dear valued DiGi customers, The earthquake in Taiwan damaged undersea cables disrupting Internet traffic, roaming services in and international calls to Taiwan, Korea, China and the United States.

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DiGi airlifts relief supplies to flood victims

DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (”DiGi”) chartered helicopters to airlift emergency supplies to flood victims in Segamat today. The company budgeted RM500,000 for relief efforts, including purchases of daily necessities, transport costs, and free airtime for affected customers.

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Race for Hutchison Essar heats up

The race for India’s Hutchison Essar has heated up with Reliance Communications Ltd reported to have proposed a joint-bid with Maxis Communications Bhd for the country’s fourth largest mobile provider, and the possible entry of Britain’s Vodafone Group plc as another suitor. According to the Indian Press, Reliance had proposed a merger with Maxis’ Indian subsidiary, Aircel Ltd, to get ...

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Maxis bids for India’s Hutchison Essar

Maxis Communications Bhd has made a bid for a controlling stake in India’s Hutchison Essar, the fourth largest mobile operator there, in an effort to further stamp its presence in the Indian market, according to press reports from India. Hutchison Essar, with over 22 million subscribers, is 52%-owned by Hong Kong-based Hutchison Telecommunications International (HTIL) and is valued at around ...

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