Digi appoints Kesavan Sivabalan as Chief Network Officer (CNO) & Orsolya Sekerka as Chief IT Officer (CIO)

Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) today announced the appointment of Kesavan Sivabalan as Chief Network Officer (CNO), and Orsolya Sekerka as Digi’s Chief IT Officer (CIO) with immediate effect to its management team. As Chief Network Officer (CNO), Sivabalan was previously Head of Technology Operations. He has been given the mandate to build a best in class network, and drive ...

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393 mobile operators have launched 4G LTE in 138 countries

As of April 9 (2015), 393 operators have commercially launched 4G LTE service in 138 countries, according to data released by GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) in the latest update of the Evolution to LTE report. There were 497 million 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) subscriptions worldwide as of 2014. GSA raised its year-end forecast to 460 commercially launched 4G ...

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HotelQuickly hotel booking app gets redesigned

Last-minute hotel booking app HotelQuickly recently announced its new features, updates and a redesigned mobile application. The hotel booking app company said that a simplified booking flow will also allow customers to make hotel reservations faster and more efficiently. Compressing information from numerous pages into a single page view eliminates the need to go from one page to another while securing ...

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Huawei Honor 4X price at RM619, available from April 18

The Huawei Honor 4X has been announced in Malaysia. Price at RM619, the new smartphone from Huawei will be available for pre-order tomorrow on April 8. The first batch of the Huawei Honor 4X was made available for pre-order on April 1. Huawei said that within 8 minutes, the first batch of 3000 units were sold out on the official ...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge available starting 17 April in Malaysia

Samsung Malaysia Electronics announced that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge will be available in Malaysia starting 17 April. The Galaxy S6 is priced at RM2599 while the Galaxy edge is priced at RM3099. Prices are inclusive of 6% GST. Both smartphones are available in the 32GB storage option and does not come with an external ...

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IDC: Samsung still No.1 in Malaysia, 10 million smart devices shipped in 2014

In 2014 nearly 10 million units of smart devices were shipped into Malaysia with smartphones outnumbering tablets by a ratio of nearly four to one, revealed market research firm IDC. Samsung continues to dominate the Malaysian smart device smartphone market with a 30% market share in 2014 continued by Lenovo at 17%, Asus at 9%, Oppo at 7% and Apple ...

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AIMS to interconnect data centres in Cyberjaya

AIMS Cyberjaya Sdn Bhd (AIMS) has been awarded a tender by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) to interconnect data centres in Cyberjaya. The Inter-Data Centre (DC) Network initiative is aimed at mitigating the high cost of bandwidth faced by Malaysia-based data centres. AIMS will be responsible for the deployment, configuration, monitoring and support of the network services and operations in an ...

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MCMC said Prepaid Reload subjected to GST, will assess implementation

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) released a media statement today to clarify on the issue of prepaid reload pricing and the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST). “I have been briefed by the celcos on this matter. From the beginning, communications services have not been included in the list of items which are exempted or zero-rated from GST, ...

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SPAD MeterOn App: Verify Taxi Drivers, Track Journey, Make Report

Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has made made available a new smartphone application called MeterOn for Taxi passengers. It said that MeterOn is one of SPAD’s initiatives to improve the quality of taxi services in Malaysia. The SPAD MeterOn app allow passengers to verify taxi drivers, track a journey, estimate the taxi fare, and send SOS alerts. Key features ...

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Prepaid Reloads will be priced higher with GST, comes with free voice & SMS for the 1st 3-months

As 1st reported on the MalaysianWireless Facebook, prepaid reloads from the Telcos including Maxis, Celcom Axiata, DiGi, U Mobile, Tune Talk and the others will be priced higher with the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST). Yesterday, the Malaysian Government have said that the prepaid reload pricing will not be increased as GST will replace the previous 6% sales and ...

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Tune Talk Prepaid Reload comes with free airtime up to RM20 despite GST

With the implementation of the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) yesterday, all Telecommunication/mobile services, in general, will now be subjected to GST. Yesterday, a number of Telcos (including Maxis, Celcom, DiGi, Tune Talk & U Mobile) have taken the advantage of GST to increase the pricing of the prepaid reload. Below are some of the pricing of prepaid reload ...

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Government said Prepaid Reload pricing will be maintained but Telcos choose to add 6% GST

The Malaysian Government implemented the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) starting today (1st April 2015) including on all goods and services consumed in the telecommunications sector. GST is replacing both the current Sales Tax and Service Tax and is part of the government’s tax reform programme “to enhance the capability, effectiveness and transparency of the country’s tax administration and ...

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WhatsApp voice service is another wake-up call for operators [Comment]

WhatsApp soft-launched its voice call functionality for Android devices in the version of the app released on 27 January 2015. At the time of writing, the feature is activated when a user who has installed the latest version receives a WhatsApp call from another user who already has the feature enabled. This launch increases WhatsApp’s ability to compete with rivals, ...

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Frost & Sullivan: Celcom customers most loyal, U Mobile most recommended Telco

Market research firm, Frost & Sullivan conducted an online survey from October to November 2014, involving 1,300 respondents, randomly selected from consumer online panels, to measure customer experience in the telecommunications sector in Malaysia. Hazmi Yusof, Country Head & Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific at Frost & Sullivan said that based on the Frost & Sullivan’s Malaysia Telecommunications Services Customer ...

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Total of 497 million LTE subscriptions worldwide as of 2014

GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association, revealed there were 497 million LTE (Long Term Evolution) subscriptions worldwide by 31 December 2014. A total of 290 million LTE subscriptions were gained in the year, equivalent to 140% annual growth. GSA said that LTE subscriptions are growing faster than any other mobile communications system technology, and by a substantial margin.

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