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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Femtocell in Malaysia

Our neighbour has recently launched Femtocell. Starhub is offering the Home Zone service for S$10.62(about RM40) with a 1 year contract. Sadly, Starhub Home Zone customers will still be paying for data browsing chargers while they are in their own Home Zone network, with their own unlimited internet connection. With femtocell, you can set up your own base station at ...

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Thanks Advertlets!

I made my first cash out and received my first cheque from Advertlets last week. Thanks Josh!!!

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YTLE won’t be meeting WiMAX deadline

Looks like YTL e-Solutions (YTLE) won’t be meeting the deadline by the end of this year to launch the WiMAX service commercially and make it available to 25% of the human population in Peninsular Malaysia. 2 months back, SKMM was already taking about one WiMAX player who is not meeting their expectation. Could that be YTLE? According to Tan Sri ...

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A Round Table Discussion with MPC

I attended a round table discussion (RTD) yesterday in MPC(Malaysia Productivity Corporation). The objective of the RTD is to discuss the latest developments in the telecom sector and to identify the issues and challenges face by the industry. We discussed a wide range of topics including broadband penetration, challenges faced by the industry players, Mobile Number Portability (MNP), challenges faced ...

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MOL Zone- Mobile Payment Application

MOL has launched MOL Zone in Go Mobile 2008. There are 6 main services in this mobile application- Mobile Payments, Mobile Shopping, Mobile Videos, Mobile Downloads, Mobile News and Mobile Games. You can even chat using your YM or MSN account with this java software. Requires MOLePoints or MOL Freedom Master Card for purchasing via this application. Send “MOLZ” to ...

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See you @ Go Mobile 2008

That’s right!! See you at Go Mobile 2008!!! The 2nd Mobile Learning & Edutaintment Conference 2008 and Mobile Learning & Edutaintment Conference 2008 will take place tomorrow. So expect to see Go Mobile 2008 in the papers on the following day. The exhibition starts Friday till Sunday from 11am to 9pm. I will be at the exhibition most of the ...

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Debate: HSBB in Parliamen

The High Speed Broadband (HSBB) project was questioned by Lim Kit Siang in parliament. Video below: Source In the mean time, I found this funny video on YouTube.

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XOX to launch in weeks

If you still remember XOX, I have heard that they will fully launch its service within 2 weeks. XOX is a MVNO and has network agreement with Celcom. It will offer its mobile service using the O10 prefix(also being use by DiGi) and will be offering content and services targeted to the Chinese community. Someone even told me that XOX ...

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P2P: Yes or No?

Someone pose me a question on P2P (peer-to-peer), which some of it includes whether it is right for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block P2P applications in their network. First of all, not all ISPs in Malaysia blocks P2P applications.P1 WiMAX P1 claims that it does not block P2P applications in its network. This is extremely true as I have ...

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Celcom Network Goes Down (Update 2)

Gosh! Celcom Network was down for about 3.5 hours yesterday. It started about 9pm(November 14, 2008) till about 12.30am(November 15, 2008) when the network recovered. The problem seems to be similar to the one here, but this time…worst. I was at GSC Signatures in The Gardens with Packet One(P1) yesterday to watch the movie Quantum of Solace (thanks P1, I ...

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Go Mobile 2008 is less than 10 days!!!

The ultimate mobile lifestyle event is less than 10 days and it will be happening in PWTC next week. If you are reading this, do drop by to the exhibition that starts on 21st November 2008(next friday) till 23rd November 2008, 11am-9pm. There will be four main areas in the exhibition- Device & Accessories, Innovation, Learning, Entertainment. Here’s something to ...

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