360 LTE networks globally as of 2014, strong growth in LTE-Advanced & VoLTE deployments

360 operators have commercially launched LTE networks and service in 124 countries, according to latest data released by the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). There are 373 million LTE subscriptions globally as of Q3 2014. In its Evolution to LTE report, GSA said that 96 LTE networks were launched in 2014.

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MCMC Chairman contract ends, might be reappointed

Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Dato’ Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi’s contract has ended and not renewed for another term, according to a local news report. TheMalaysianInsider reported that the chairman’s two year contract ended on December 31 and sources say the Chief Executive of Services and Support Tengku Zaib Raja Ahmad is now the acting chairman ...

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TM to build Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1Malaysia (SKR1M) linking Peninsular Malaysia with Sabah & Sarawak

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) announced that it was awarded the contract to develop and construct a new submarine cable system, called Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1Malaysia (SKR1M) by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1Malaysia (SKR1M) will link Peninsular Malaysia with Sabah and Sarawak. The project will be established through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement between MCMC and ...

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MCMC investigates online flood rumours, looking for 4 Individuals

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is looking for 4 additional individuals to assist in its investigation on flood rumours that were spread online. To date, four individuals who were asked to come forward to assist with the investigations on the spreading of false news of the Manek Urai School Flood Shelter(Kelantan) have presented themselves at the MCMC office ...

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Malaysian Mobile Content Provider (MMCP) signs MoU with Internet Alliance (IA)

In an effort to promote global collaboration in development of the internet, mobile and e-commerce industry, Malaysian Mobile Content Provider (MMCP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Internet Alliance (IA). According to both association, the MoU between Malaysian Mobile Content Provider (MMCP) and Internet Alliance (IA) lays out plans for collaborations and partnerships focused on delivering unity collaborations between ...

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Celcom First Basic & Celcom First Elite Postpaid Plan launched

Celcom Axiata launched two new postpaid plans called Celcom First Basic and Celcom First Elite, a first of its kind personalised Internet and call plan with exclusivity and VIP treatment. The new postpaid plans comes with a new feature called OPTIMISER that automatically provides additional free monthly Internet or voice airtime by recognising customers’ monthly usage behaviour.

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By 2018, More Than 50 Percent Users Will use a Tablet or Smartphone first to access the Internet

Mobile devices are increasingly becoming the first go-to device for communications and content consumption, according to research firm Gartner, Inc. In the emerging economies, users are adopting smartphones as their exclusive mobile devices while in developed economies, multi-device households are becoming the norm, with tablets growing at the fastest rate of any computing device. As such, Gartner predicts that, by ...

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13.2 million Celcom subscribers, 5.41 million smartphone users as of Q3

Celcom Axiata has 13.2 million mobile subscribers as of Quarter 3, 2014 (Q3) down 1% from 13.4 million subscribers in Q2. The total smartphone users in the network makes up 40.7% of Celcom’s total subscribers or 5.41 million users. There are 10.4 million prepaid users and about 2.8 million postpaid users in the network. Broadband users increased to 1.4 million ...

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LG G3 & LG G3 Stylus launched in Malaysia, price at RM1699 & RM799

Announced in late May 2014 and globally available since late June, the LG G3 will now be made available in Malaysia. LG Electronics has launched two of its latest smartphones in Malaysia- the LG G3 and G3 Stylus. Price at RM1699, the LG G3 will be available Monday (22 December) starting in the Klang Valley and subsequently in the northern, southern ...

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Ericsson signs three-year Global Network Agreement with Axiata Group

Ericsson has entered into a three-year global framework agreement with Axiata Group Berhad to provide microwave network solutions and radio technologies for Axiata operating companies. The deal extends the supply of microwave, 2G, 3G and 4G wireless technologies, which includes Ericsson MINI-LINK microwave transmission, multi-standard RBS6000 family of base stations for macro and small cell networks, and Ericsson Psi Coverage ...

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AIMS Achieves Global Compliance Recognition for Payment Security

The AIMS Group, one of Southeast Asia’s leading carrier-neutral data services provider, shared its latest qualification in payment security by receiving the global PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Version 2.0 recognition. This makes AIMS the third data centre in Malaysia to receive the global compliance recognition for payment security. PCI DSS is the technical requirement framework for payment data ...

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Celcom Planet signs MOU with Exabytes to collaborate on E-Commerce MarketPlace

Web hosting company, Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd (Exabytes) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with Celcom Planet Sdn Bhd to collaborate on a soon to be launched e-commerce marketplace. Established in November 2014, Celcom Planet Sdn Bhd is a joint venture between Celcom Axiata Berhad and SK Planet -a leading Korean e-commerce open marketplace provider which is also ...

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Alcatel OneTouch Flash with 13MP camera, price at RM699 in Malaysia

Alcatel has launched the OneTouch Flash in Malaysia, one of the world’s best selfie smartphones, according to the company. The new smartphone is priced at RM699 and comes with a 13MP Full HD rear camera and 5MP front camera. TCT Mobile Malaysia, the sole distributor for Alcatel OneTouch in Malaysia, said the Alcatel OneTouch Flash is a smartphone that comes with ...

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SPAD tells Uber & Volkswagen Malaysia to comply to Malaysian Law

Following the “Uber Volkswagen Charity Drive With The Stars’ campaign today, the Malaysia Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has issued a statement reminding the organisers and celebrities involved to comply to Malaysian Law. In a media statement issued earlier today, SPAD said “The Commission would like to caution the public, celebrity drivers, and all involved, including Uber and Volkswagen Malaysia ...

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Local Celebrities to drive Uber Cars for Charity

Uber, the global mobile app that allow consumers to book private cars, have teamed up with German automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen as well as more than 50 local celebrities in Malaysia for a good cause across 31 different charities. As part of the ‘Uber Volkswagen Charity Drive With The Stars’ campaign, participating celebrities will be on the roads and driving for ...

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