BBM to come preinstalled on LG Smartphones

BBM will soon come preinstalled on the LG G Pro Lite from LG Electronics Inc. in markets around the world. BlackBerry announced a bundling agreement with LG Electronics involving both standard and virtual preloading (using the LG App Manager) and confirmed that BBM will also continue to be available as a free download from Android app stores, including Google Play. ...

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The 10 Hot Consumer Trends in 2014

With 2013 coming to an end, Ericsson ConsumerLab has identified the hottest consumer trends for 2014 and beyond. For more than 15 years, ConsumerLab has conducted research to explore people’s values, behaviors and ways of using ICT products and services. The 10 Hot Consumer Trends in 2014, according to Ericsson below:

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Opera takes a closer look at local mobile-surfing habits globally

In the latest Opera State of the Mobile Web report, the browser company took a closer look at what local content users in the ten most active Opera Mini countries prefer. The report was created using anonymous and aggregated data from the Opera Mini servers in November, and the top-ten local domains across 11 categories. In November, the top-ten Opera ...

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Free 1-month Unlimited Skype Calls when you reload on DiGi Store

DiGi is giving away one-month of unlimited Skype calls to its prepaid customers. The 1st 150,000 customers who reload via the DiGi Online Store will receive a free Skype Unlimited World voucher worth USD13.99 each. The promotion is from 01 December 2013 and until 11.59pm on 31 March 2014.

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U Mobile 4G LTE Network goes live, offers download speeds up to 75Mbps

U Mobile Sdn Bhd has launched its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network today, offering high speed mobile internet of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps) for prepaid, postpaid and broadband plan customers. The company is currently one of the two mobile operator to offer 4G LTE service for prepaid customers in Malaysia. [Wong Heang Tuck, Chief Operating Officer cum Acting ...

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Love from P1: “Baby..I promise I will give you UNLIMITED fun day and night..”

WiMAX service provider, Packet One Networks (P1) has been a little “naughty” lately. If you have been following us on Facebook, MalaysianWireless posted a screenshot of a banner ad that P1 has been using to campaign via Google Adwords recently. At MalaysianWireless, we found it strange that P1 have been using words like as “I’m available 24/7” and “Get started ...

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TM to provide wholesale bandwidth connectivity to Celcom & DiGi

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) have inked a wholesale bandwidth collaborative deal with Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Celcom Networks Sdn Bhd (Celcom Networks) and DiGi Telecommunications Sdn. Bhd. (DiGi) for TM Next-Gen Backhaul Services. [Datuk Che Azemi Haron, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, Dato' Sri Shazalli Ramly, Chief Executive Officer, Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom), Tan ...

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Biggest Mobile Advertising Trends from 2013

In a special year-in-review report, Opera Mediaworks has selected the top trends in mobile advertising witnessed on its mobile ad platform, the world’s largest, reaching 400 million consumers a month via 60 billion ad impressions. Among the trends according to Opera Mediaworks:

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Spotify now offers free access to Music on Mobile & Tablet

Digital music service, Spotify is now extending its free, ad supported music service to mobile users. iOS & Android users can now access to millions of songs across their mobile devices for free. Previously only available on desktop for free, users can now listen to all their playlists, discover new music, or simply sit back and dig into their favourite ...

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More than 3,000 online merchants now accepts Celcom AirCash

More than 3,000 online merchants including Zalora, Groupon, Fashion Valet, Karangkraf, Lazada , TGV Cinemas, The Crescent, Bachabooku , ThePopLook and Al-Humaira Contemporary now accepts Celcom AirCash. Via the service, Celcom Axiata customers could purchase and make secure payments online. Celcom AirCash is a mobile financial service that allows subscribers to access their money securely via their mobile phones and is ...

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Lower call rates with Viber Out, available in Malaysia

Popular mobile messaging app, Viber has announced the release of Viber 4.1 for Android and iPhone which includes the full global launch of Viber Out, a new feature that allows users to make low-cost calls to any mobile or landline phone number. Also available in Malaysia, Viber Out cost about 7sen/min for calls to landline and 22sen/min to mobile numbers.

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Lowest Unlimited Internet Roaming Service in More Countries with U Mobile

U Mobile has extended its lowest unlimited Internet Roaming Service to more countries. U Mobile postpaid customers in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines can now enjoy the lowest unlimited internet roaming service while travelling. The U Mobile’s new unlimited internet roaming service enables postpaid customers to enjoy internet roaming service at a maximum rate of RM30 per day while travelling ...

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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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Global Xpress, World’s 1st 50Mbps satellites lifts-off from Kazakhstan

The first of three Inmarsat-5 satellites forming the Global Xpress network blasted off on a Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 8 December. [Photograph shows the launch of Inmarsat-5 F1 from Kazakhstan at 12.12 GMT] Global Xpress, the fleet of spacecraft is the result of a US$1.6 billion investment by Inmarsat, which will create the world’s first ...

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Youths have stayed away from Maxis over the past two years

Maxis has been struggling to defend its turf and fend off competition while rivals DiGi.Com Bhd and Celcom Axiata Bhd are gaining ground at its expense. In an interview, Maxis CEO Morten Lundal acknowledges that the company has somehow lost some of its lustre and market share but it’s not sitting idle. Instead, Maxis will go all-out to capture market ...

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