Ovum Comment: Five takeaways from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 welcomed a record number of visitors and exhibitors through its doors. The event has morphed from a mobile industry congress to a broader ICT–TMT–mobility fair at which telecoms meets digital media, IT, and entertainment. The extent to which the telecoms industry is part of this broader technology and entertainment landscape is a moot point. With ...

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Sony Xperia E4 Dual price at RM459

Sony Mobile Communications today announced the availability of the new Xperia E4 Dual smartphone in Malaysia. The Sony Xperia E4 Dual is priced at RM459 in Malaysia. The dual SIM Sony Xperia E4 Dual has a premium feel and comes with a 2 day battery life, according to Sony. Key specifications below:

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Gartner: Samsung lost No. 1 position to Apple in Global Smartphone Market in Q4

Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users had a record fourth quarter of 2014 with an increase of 29.9 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 to reach 367.5 million units, according to market research firm Gartner, Inc. Gartner claims that Samsung lost the No. 1 spot to Apple in the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2014 ...

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Penang Free WiFi service upgraded to 1Mbps speed

The Penang state Government announced that its Penang Free WiFi service have been upgraded to 1Mbps speed from 512Kbps previously. In a statement to the media, Penang said that it has upgraded the backhaul bandwidth by 500%, a 5 fold increase from 75Mbps to 375Mbps. The upgrade was announced by the Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and YB Chow ...

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Microsoft Lumia 640 & Lumia 640 XL mid-range Windows Phone unveiled

Microsoft Corp. unveiled the new Microsoft Lumia 640 and Microsoft Lumia 640 XL at Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC). The Microsoft Lumia 640 is almost the same smartphone as Microsoft Lumia 640 XL, the biggest different is the screen size. Microsoft Lumia 640 XL has a bigger screen at 5.7 inch while the Microsoft Lumia 640 has a smaller screen ...

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President & Group CEO of Axiata named the recipient of the 2015 GSMA Chairman’s Award

The GSMA has named Dato’ Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, President and Group CEO of Axiata, the recipient of the 2015 GSMA Chairman’s Award. The GSMA Chairman’s Award, established in 1996, and part of the annual Global Mobile Awards, is the GSMA’s most prestigious award and recognises outstanding personal contribution to the growth and development of mobile communications around the world.

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TIME dotCom reports 22% increase in operating profit for 2014 [Business]

TIME dotCom Berhad reported a 22% increase in operating profit for the year ended 31 December 2014 (financial results) compared to the year earlier, as local and regional data consumption grew at greater rates and business improved in all its key operating subsidiaries. “I am pleased to report another solid year,” said Chief Executive Officer, Afzal Abdul Rahim. “The consistency ...

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Huawei Watch unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2015, runs Android Wear

The Huawei Watch was unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2015 yesterday, the first smartwatch in the Huawei wearable family. Huawei Watch runs Android Wear, a version of Google’s Android operating system designed for smartwatch and other wearables.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge unveiled

Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge at Mobile Word Congress 2015 (MWC) which is taking place right now at Barcelona, Spain. Apart from the edge screen on both side of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and different battery capacity, both smartphones have similar feature and specifications.

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Huawei Demonstrate 400Mbps LTE category 9 in UK

Huawei announced they have teamed with British mobile operator EE and chipset maker Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., to demonstrate 4G LTE category 9 wireless, achieving download speeds of more than 400Mbps in a live test in Wembley Stadium, UK. To showcase the future capabilities of the EE mobile network, Huawei, EE and Qualcomm Technologies have created a bespoke audio-visual installation at ...

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Internet-ready Nokia 215 now in Malaysia, price at RM139

Microsoft Devices Group has launched the Nokia 215 in Malaysia, its most affordable Internet-ready phone. Available in Dual SIM, the Nokia 215 is price at RM139 in Malaysia. The maker of Lumia smartphones and tablets, Nokia mobile phones, Xbox hardware and Surface said that the Nokia 215 is designed to connect and introduce first-time mobile phone buyers to the Internet and ...

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McAfee Labs Threats Report: February 2015 reveal that Mobile Apps left vulnerable for months

Intel Security released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: February 2015, including assessments of the mobile threat landscape and the failure of mobile app developers to patch critical secure sockets layer (SSL) vulnerabilities, potentially impacting millions of mobile phone users. McAfee Labs researchers found that mobile app providers have been slow to address the most basic SSL vulnerabilities: improper digital certificate ...

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2,646 4G LTE devices now available in the global market

The GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) has confirmed that 1,275 new 4G LTE-enabled user devices have been launched over the past year (2014), raising the total ecosystem to 2,646 4G LTE devices (93% annual growth). LTE, also known as Long Term-Evolution or 4G LTE, is a wireless technology that is able to offer download speeds up to 300Mbps or faster.

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Celcom Planet to invest RM35 million to promote online marketplace 11street

11street, Korea’s largest optimised online marketplace, announced that its Malaysian version of online marketplace will be launched in April 2015. The Malaysian version of 11street is hosted by Celcom Planet, a joint venture company between SK Planet and Celcom Axiata. SK Planet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of mobile operator, SK Telecom. The site also announced that it is now open ...

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Albern Murty appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO), 1st Malaysian CEO of Digi

Albern Murty has been promoted the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Digi, effective April 1, 2015. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Telco. The appointment makes Albern Murty the 1st Malaysian to become the CEO of Digi. He will be replacing current Digi CEO Lars-Ake Norling, who will be appointed CEO of dtac (Total Access Communication ...

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