Mobile Telecom Predictions for 2009

I know this post is extremely late and there has been lots of email since January about this. I apologize for that as I never had the time to write my predictions for 2009. Here’s a very short list on what to look out for in the local telecom industry this year: Aggressive 3G services I know that everyone has ...

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Mobile Services on MAS Airlines

Thanks Maxis!!! Now Maxis postpaid customers who fly on Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 aircraft can make and receive calls, SMS and use Internet. Before you get excited, prepare to pay RM15 per minute to make and receive calls, send or receive data at RM100 per MB and SMS at RM3 per message. The Boeing flies to European routes, Australia, and ...

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HIGH Speed Maxis HSDPA

FINALLY! My home gets HSDPA coverage from Maxis. This happened about a month ago. Yes. Yes. Its just HSDPA, nothing much to shout about, but I’ve just been running on 3G only.. all this time. Its about time Maxis “Upgraded” its services to HSDPA in my area. Unfortunately, the speed is not all that great. Its Downright Pitiful! Read the ...

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P1 CEO on Traxx FM

Here’s what you and I missed this morning- P1 CEO, Mr. Michael Lai aka Mr. Broadband on Traxx FM this morning, talking about Web 2.0, Content, WiMAX and more. March 04, 2009 Previous Recordings: February 04, 2009 January 21, 2009 Email me if you have comments about these recording…

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Celcom Broadband to Increase Monthly Bandwidth Limit to 10GB

This is a good news if you are a Celcom Broadband user like me. There has been rumors that the Celcom Broadband Department has plans to increase their 5GB monthly bandwidth limit to 10GB. A little bird told me about this last week and doing some Google search has confirmed this. Below is a video from Theedgedaily, hosted on YouTube. ...

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Have you ported your mobile number?

Since mid-October last year, mobile phone users in this country were given the option to switch mobile operator while they get to keep their favourite mobile number. Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is now about 4 months old in Malaysia. How many of you have switched mobile operators? An analysis told me that MNP will be quiet after 6 months, while ...

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DiGi is confused? Now at 50GB

All of you must have seen the comments here and here based on my previous blog post. Surprisingly, DiGi has quietly increased the 10GB data limit to 50GB for its pre-launch packages. WOW….NOW!! I would say that DiGi is back on track. I would have understand if DiGi said that there is a 10GB limit for users on 3G phones, ...

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Maxis to Bring iPhone to Malaysia?

So could all the rumors could be true….? Screenshot taken from mymacbuzz.com What if the deal is worth close to RM400 million with Apple? What if you can own an iPhone for somewhere around RM200 per month(2 years contract) and probably included with an unlimited data? And what if Maxis spends about RM3 million- RM4 million just on Advertising & ...

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Now DiGi has 3G but on the wrong track?

DiGi has been trialing the 3G network over the past few months and has been reported to have live 3G coverage in a large number of areas in the Klang Valley. But what went wrong with DiGi? There were rumors claiming that they were late to switch to the Huawei radios and were trialling the 3G network with Nokia Siemens ...

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Discovered- DiGi 3G

Thanks to reader Hafizi, I have discovered one of the promotion site that DiGi is working on. Here’s part of the DiGi 3G coverage area: DiGi has 3G coverage in Bandar Utama, Lebuhraya Sprint, Mutiara Damansara, Damansara Utama, Damansara Kim, Damansara Intan, Lebuh Bandar Utama- Dataran Bandar Utama, Lebuh Raya Damansara-Puchong, Sunway Damansara and also a small coverage area in ...

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VoIP services in Malaysia

Here’s my reply to a reader asking about VoIP services in Malaysia. There are lots of VoIP services out there, but here’s 3 VoIP services that I think is interesting. Time- Broadband Voice (Fixed Line Type) Time dotCom recently launched their VoIP service that both SME and consumers can afford. The cheapest package cost RM58 and local calls are charged ...

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Questions: Mobile Contents in Malaysia

Dear readers, I am writing an article about mobile contents/applications in Malaysia to be featured in Mobile World. Below are some questions that I hope you can help me answer from a mobile user perspective: Do you use mobile content? If yes, what type of content or applications on your phone? What type of mobile contents do you expect to ...

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World: More than 4 billion mobile subscriptions

There are over 4 billion cellular subscriptions now with over a 100 million connections that are data enabled (EDGE/3G/HSDPA..etc…). Mobile connections surpass 4 billion mark worldwide The number of connections on mobile phone networks has crossed the 4 billion mark worldwide, industry association GSMA said on Wednesday, forecasting further growth to 6 billion by 2013. The number of connections does ...

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DiGi to launch 3G by March 2009

The CEO of DiGi said that it will launch 3G by the end of next month. (File Picture: Source- Mobile World) Not only that, DiGi said that during the current economic situation, the company is still hiring and there are no plans to cut jobs. “We want to strengthen our people in the areas of broadband, information technology and new ...

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Mobile World Mag on your mobile

Mobile World has launched Mobile World Pocket recently that will allow you to download a “light version” of the magazine to your phone. “Apart from viewing our exclusive content, you can also participate in our comments section and also vote for your top phone for that month. Also, we have our Buying Guide built into that as well. Now you ...

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