Celcom-Rihanna Concert

The upcoming Rihanna concert is being sponsored by Celcom, but looks like someone is not happy about the concert. Read this. It is not the first time as it happened before with other international artists such as Linkin Park, Mariah Carey, Pussy Cat Dolls, and Gwen Stefani. However, the local authorities has so far done a good job in ensuring ...

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WiMAX coming to Penang? (Update1)

As I have reported previously, now there are over 7 locations in Penang that is covered by WiMAX !!! The WiMAX trial run service will be available at five sites covering a major part of George Town, including Komtar, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Lebuh Macallum/Magazine Road, Gottlieb Road, Perak Road/Burma Road bordering upper Jelutong, Bukit Tengah and Bukit Mertajam. So ...

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Ruumz Launched

Remember when I first talked about Packet One’s social networking site about 5 months back? Well the Malaysian based social networking site is now launched. Here’s some of the pictures taken at the Ruumz launch party, last Thursday (15, January 2009) @ Mist Club, Bangsar. Ruumz LogoJames Chong, Chief Executive, ruumzNation Sdn BhdThe Team behind RuumzAdvertlets BloggersSome pretty girls(ruumate) snapping ...

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WiMAX coming to Penang? (Update)

I have heard rumors that P1 will be launching WiMAX in Penang. Not sure about it, but I think they will launch it this Monday (19 January 2009). To those who lives in Penang, sooner or later, WiMAX is coming to town!!!! Remember, this is a rumor. As for now, I am on my way to attend the launch of ...

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Maxis-HP Bundle: A Disappointed Customer

What happens if you bought a bundle package and later you want to cancel it? Let’s say the bundle includes a HP notebook and a Maxis Broadband service, which company is responsible for after sales service? In a blog post by the author of Meshio.com, neither Maxis or HP solved the problem but MCMC was doing the work. How can ...

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DiGi Desktop Agent

DiGi has a Desktop Agent that keeps you in touch with all the latest info on DiGi. The DiGi Desktop Agent is an automatic information retrieval agent which allows you to stay in touch with DiGi related events and information with a click of a button. Extra features include options to change your desktop icons and wallpapers with the Desktop ...

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Celcom buys 49% of Tune Talk (Update 1)

Last month, Celcom (M) Bhd, a subsidiary of TM International Bhd (TMI) made the surprising announcement that it will subscribe to 2.625 million shares of Tune Talk Sdn Bhd, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in Malaysia. In a statement to Bursa Malaysia, TMI said that Celcom has the option to buy another 16 per cent of Tune Talk, three ...

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Latest on Maxis

Flat International SMS rate for Maxis Postpaid usersEffective January 1, 2009, Maxis will charge a flat rate for international SMSes to 20 countries. This flat rate is applicable to its postpaid users. Postpaid users will be charge RM1 per SMS sent from Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Macau, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, ...

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Celcom buys 49% of Tune Talk

Celcom is buying 49% of Tune Talk or 2.625 million shares. Tune Talk‘s majority shareholder is Fernandes (Tune Ventures)-40% , Datuk Kamarudin Meranun- 30%, Dennis Melka- 25% and Tune Strategic Investment- 5%. Why would Celcom make such a move when it is bigger than Tune Talk and owns a large telecom infrastructure while Tune Talk has not even launch a ...

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Latest Interview with the CEO of DiGi (video)

Here’s the latest interview with the CEO of DiGi, Johan Dennelind by Business Times Q: Any surprises on Mobile Number Portability (MNP), so far? Dennelind: Back tracking a bit first, just to remind you, leading to mobile number portability, there were no awareness campaigns done by us or anyone. Basically, when we launch, there was very little awareness among the ...

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Malaysia: Internet Service Disruption over the next 10 days

Looks like our Internet service will be slow over the next 2 weeks since there are some “circuits fault” on Southeast Asia – Middle East – Western Europe 4 (SMW4) submarine cable network between Palermo (Southern Italy) and Alexandria (Northern Egypt) linking Malaysia to Europe. (SMW4 submarine cable network) The SMW4 submarine cable network has landing points in 15 countries- ...

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Who says Broadband is expensive?

I am being asked about why our broadband services are still expensive? For me, I think Streamyx offers one of cheapest broadband service in the country, just that, we need to be smart enough to make use of their offering. If your Streamyx is slow, opt for a faster connection and share the bill with your neighbor !!! For a ...

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New Year in 3 weeks time and so does the WiMAX Deadline

All of us will be celebrating the year 2009 with happiness and joy within 3 weeks time, but I don’t know whether the country’s four WiMAX operators will be doing the same. Here’s some of the few things that could take place before or after 2009: MCMC might impose a “fine” to these WiMAX operators, but these “fines” will be ...

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ACM Expo 2008

Remember ACM 2008? Here’s some more updates on what took place during the Expo: ACM:2008 – A focus on broadband ACM:2008 – Digital broadcast ACM:2008 – Satellite vehicle tracking And here’s some of the upcoming events in the world telecom industry: The GSMA Mobile World Congress February 16 – 19, 2009 Barcelona, Spain Wireless India March 02 – 04, 2009 ...

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On my way to Barcamp JB

I am on way to Barcamp JB now, currently in the train. I know I am early since the whole thing starts on Saturday(6 December 2008) but it seems that all the tickets are booked for tomorrow because of Hari Raya Haji. The event ends this Sunday(7 December 2008) and I will be returning back to KL on Monday. BarcampJB ...

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