Taiwan earthquake damages Asia’s internet

An undersea earthquake off the coast of Taiwan on Boxing day severely disrupted communications across east Asia by damaging cables. The tremor struck at 12.26 GMT yesterday, and was measured at 7.1 on the Richter scale by the US Geological Survey. Warnings of a one metre high tsunami headed for the Philippines were issued, but the wave did not make ...

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MCMC to set up RM20m fund for 3G content development

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will set up a mobile content development fund, believed to be around RM20 million, next year to drive 3G usage in the country. MCMC’s head of corporate communications, Adelina Iskandar, said the regulatory body intended to set up the initiative to spur the growth of content development that was more relevant to users. ...

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TIME teams up with MSC Management for WiMax, WiFi solutions

TIME Engineering Bhd, the ICT flagship outfit of the UEM Group, has been appointed by Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd’s subsidiary, MSC Management Services Sdn Bhd (MSCMS), to market the latter’s Air Broadband WIMAX and WIFI solutions and services.

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DiGi airlifts relief supplies to flood victims

DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (”DiGi”) chartered helicopters to airlift emergency supplies to flood victims in Segamat today. The company budgeted RM500,000 for relief efforts, including purchases of daily necessities, transport costs, and free airtime for affected customers.

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Telekom mum on news of cable link project with AT&T

TELEKOM Malaysia Bhd (TM), the country’s biggest phone company, is keeping mum on talk that it is in discussion with AT&T, the largest US telephone company, to build a cable link between the US and South-East Asia.

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Race for Hutchison Essar heats up

The race for India’s Hutchison Essar has heated up with Reliance Communications Ltd reported to have proposed a joint-bid with Maxis Communications Bhd for the country’s fourth largest mobile provider, and the possible entry of Britain’s Vodafone Group plc as another suitor. According to the Indian Press, Reliance had proposed a merger with Maxis’ Indian subsidiary, Aircel Ltd, to get ...

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MBOX offers users celebrity voices for voice mailbox

IdotTV Sdn Bhd, an associate company of mTouche Technology Bhd, has teamed up with Maestro Talent and Management Sdn Bhd to launch MBOX platform, offering mobile phone users celebrity voices to answer their voice mailbox. Sedania Media Group, the parent company of IdotTV, in a statement yesterday said IdotTV is forming similar strategic alliances to represent each genre and niche ...

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Huawei-3Com to deploy network for Universiti Malaya

Huawei-3Com (H3C) is deploying a campus-wide converged network for Universiti Malaya (UM) under a RM4.5 million project, which will be implemented over two years. “Through this deployment, the university will be able to implement high performance and cost effective voice, video and data communications applications,” according to a joint statement issued on Dec 20.

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Maxis bids for India’s Hutchison Essar

Maxis Communications Bhd has made a bid for a controlling stake in India’s Hutchison Essar, the fourth largest mobile operator there, in an effort to further stamp its presence in the Indian market, according to press reports from India. Hutchison Essar, with over 22 million subscribers, is 52%-owned by Hong Kong-based Hutchison Telecommunications International (HTIL) and is valued at around ...

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REDtone to offer broadband, IT services

REDtone International Bhd is offering broadband and information technology (IT) services via a collaboration with eB Capital Bhd. It said on Dec 19 both companies would share infrastructure, marketing, technical support and customer care support services to create synergies between their respective businesses.

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