Digi 4G LTE now in Johor Bahru

Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) introduced its 4G LTE service in Johor Bahru for more Malaysians to enjoy the benefits of high-speed Internet connectivity. The Telco said that the launch comes as part of Digi’s commitment to fast track 4G LTE rollout nationwide, following recent launches in Sabah, Sarawak, and the Klang Valley with more areas to follow.

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Magic SIM from Celcom Xpax with free Internet, calls & SMS

Celcom Axiata launched a new Xpax prepaid plan yesterday called Magic SIM. The new prepaid plan offers free Internet, calls and SMS when customers reload or subscribe to an Internet plan. At RM5, the Magic SIM prepaid starter pack comes with free basic Internet that could be used for unlimited messaging such as WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, free high speed Internet ...

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review – by Bernie Eng

Previous generations of Samsung flagships are riddled with half-baked features that works ‘sometimes’ and has a penchant to annoy more than please users. Remember that awful swipe-action fingerprint scanner? Or that slow but high-res camera? Or the water proofing that goes away when that USB port cover gives way after a few months? You get the idea. The S6 is ...

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New UMI 25 prepaid plan with 1GB data from U Mobile

U Mobile has launched its new UMI 25 prepaid add on plan with 1GB of data. The new Unlimited Mobile Internet (UMI) plan is in response to the Ministry of Communication and Multimedia Malaysia’s (MCMC) call to make broadband plans more affordable and accessible to consumers, the Telco said. At RM25/month, the UMI 25 plan comes with 1GB high speed ...

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Malaysia Internet bandwidth consumption totaled 760,331Mbps in 2014

Malaysian Internet Exchange (MyIX) announced today that Malaysia’s Internet bandwidth consumption totaled 760,331Mbps in 2014 (from 349,277 Mbps in 2013), showing a 218% increase. In year 2012, Internet bandwidth consumption was recorded at 230,632Mbps. MyIX is an initiative under the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to connect and exchange local Internet traffic. It is managed by a committee that ...

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WeChat app now offers new voice recognition feature called Voiceprint

Popular social messaging app, WeChat has announced Voiceprint – a new feature that enable users to login to their accounts through voice recognition. Voiceprint provides WeChat users an alternative way to login in to their accounts by verbally reading out a set of unique numbers, with an option of not going through the process of remembering a lengthy password. The ...

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Samsung Malaysia Electronics now has 151 smartphone service points

Samsung Malaysia Electronics announced that it has expanded the Samsung Smart Service centers across Malaysia. Established in 2003 with only 38 service points, the Samsung service network has since grown to a total of 151 smartphone service points and 94 service points for consumer electronic products around Malaysia.

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Worldwide smartphone sales reached 336 million units in 1Q says Gartner

Worldwide smartphone sales to end users reached 336 million units, an increase of 19.3 per cent during the first quarter (1Q) of 2015, according to market research firm Gartner, Inc. This growth was led by strong smartphone sales in emerging markets (excluding China); the fastest growing regions were emerging Asia/Pacific, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa. Due ...

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U Mobile to use TM Next-Gen Backhaul services to accelerate 4G LTE rollout

U Mobile Sdn Bhd and Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today signed an agreement for the provisioning of backhaul connectivity services through TM Next-Gen Backhaul (NGBH) services. The agreement is sealed for a period of nine (9) years. Under this collaborative deal, TM will be providing fibre mobile backhaul connectivity via its TM Next-Gen Backhaul Services (NGBH) of up to 1Gbps ...

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11Street mobile apps launched, RM1,111 shopping credits available daily

The latest e-mall in Malaysia, 11street mobile app is now available as a free download from Apple Store (iOS) and Google Store (Android). The HTML-based website is also mobile-optimized to support browsing on other mobile operating systems such as BlackBerry and Windows-based devices. 11Street Malaysia “online shopping mall” was launched in April this year. It offers a wide selection of ...

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Get 3GB Data + 3GB WiFi with Celcom FIRST Basic 38 plan at RM38/month

Celcom Axiata Berhad, the first and foremost mobile telecommunications provider in the country recently introduced its new FIRST Basic 38 postpaid plan. Customers’ satisfaction has always been Celcom’s top priority and First is designed to pamper them in a world of exclusive privileges and personalised plans based on their individual needs, making them feel special and valued.

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Telekom Malaysia part of MCT submarine cable system

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) signed an agreement yesterday with two (2) other regional Telco players– Symphony Communication of Thailand and Telcotech of Cambodia, forming a consortium for the establishment of a state-of-the-art; the Malaysia – Cambodia – Thailand (MCT) submarine cable system. The latest intra-regional submarine cable system will be constructed by Huawei Marine Networks. It spans approximately 1,300 km ...

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Celcom Axiata has close to 12.3 million subscribers, lost 688k subs in 1Q15

Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), the parent company of Celcom Axiata Bhd announced its Quarter 1, 2015 financial results last week. As of Q1 2015, Celcom has 12,279 million subscribers. There are 9,540 million prepaid and 2,739 million postpaid subscribers.

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Lazada mobile app reached over 11 million downloads

Online shopping mall, Lazada announced today that its mobile application for Android and iOS have reached over 11 million downloads to date. The company launched the Android app in June 2013 followed by the iOS app in January 2014. Lazada claims it is Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination with presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, ...

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Digi takes a U-Turn, now saying 1800MHz 4G LTE available in Penang & Sarawak

At a media event yesterday, mobile operator Digi said that it planned to offer 4G LTE service using the 1800Mhz spectrum but did not share any specific details on deployment when asked at the press conference. Digi was announcing that its 4G LTE coverage in Klang Valley now stands at 79%.

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