Gartner believes Smart Garment has the greatest potential for growth going forward

Wearable electronic devices for fitness shipments are forecast to reach 68.1 million units in 2015, down from 70 million units in 2014, according to global research firm Gartner, Inc. This temporary dip in sales will be driven by an overlap in functionality between smart wristbands, other wearable fitness monitors and smartwatches. However, the market for smart wristbands and other fitness ...

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Clixster Mobile takes over Enabling Asia, rides on U Mobile

Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), Clixster Mobile Sdn Bhd (Clixster) announced last week it has signed a new MVNO agreement with Enabling Asia Tech Sdn Bhd (Enabling Asia), a Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA) which has network collaboration with U Mobile Sdn Bhd. Clixster and Enabling Asia will commence provisioning of mobile services in Malaysia from 20 November 2014. Clixster ...

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Media Prima ranked No.1, highest number of mobile visitors in Malaysia

Media Prima Berhad, Malaysia’s leading media investment group today, through its digital subsidiary, Media Prima Digital was ranked number one for the Top 20 most visited properties on mobile devices in Malaysia for the month of September 2014 via the inaugural comScore Mobile Metrix report. The rankings were conducted by the Malaysian Digital Association (MDA), the apex representative body for ...

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Opera Mobile Store is now the default app store for Nokia feature phones

Opera Mobile Store will replace Nokia Store as the default app store for Nokia feature phones, Symbian and Nokia X smartphones, following an agreement between Opera Software and Microsoft. Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, people who access Nokia Store from Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha and Nokia X devices will be automatically redirected to Opera Mobile Store, ...

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Sony SmartBand Talk now available at the price of RM579

Sony Mobile Communications announced the availability of the new Sony SmartBand Talk in Malaysia. With its built-in microphone and speaker, SmartBand Talk comes equipped with a short call function so users can talk into it and hear the caller, with HD Voice support. Through Sony’s integrated Voice Control technology, users can also assign their own sounds to life bookmarks and ...

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Free mobile Internet roaming for U Mobile Prepaid users

U Mobile Sdn Bhd announced that prepaid customers can now enjoy free mobile Internet roaming service in 8 different countries.  The free mobile Internet roaming service was offered to U Mobile postpaid customers back in May. The Free Internet Roaming service enables U Mobile prepaid customers  to surf mobile internet for free in 8 countries including Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, ...

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MyIX: Internet consumption in Malaysia doubled in the 1st 6 months of 2014

Malaysian Internet Exchange (MyIX), an initiative under the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), released the official Internet bandwidth exchanged in Malaysia, covering the first six months of 2014. MyIX Chairman, Chiew Kok Hin says, “For the first six months period of 2014, the aggregated Internet bandwidth consumption in Malaysia increased by 105 percent to a total amount of 306,970 ...

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TNS: Strong Customer Service is key growth for Malaysia Telcos

Market research firm, TNS released the findings from ‘Cracking the Customer Code – Telco’ a study into the attitudes of mobile network customers in Malaysia, revealing that providing stronger customer service could win over new users and secure existing ones. TNS Malaysia conducted a study of 500 mobile phone subscribers in June 2014 to understand the elements of customer service ...

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Maxis reports 12.4 million subscribers as of Q3, 2014

Maxis reports that it currently has about 12.4 million subscribers via its it third quarter (Q3) financial results ended 30 September 2014. Maxis has a total of 3,334 postpaid subscribers (including wireless broadband) as of September, down 25k subscribers compared to 3,359 in Q2. For mobile postpaid, there are 2,840 subscribers, up 12k from 2,828 in Q2. However Maxis Wireless ...

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Data Consumption will drive Malaysia Telecom Revenues

The Malaysian mobile market is currently growing with a mobile penetration rate of 140.7%. Mobile subscriptions are growing at 2.2% to reach 42.9 million subscribers, earning revenues of US$7.45 billion in 2014, driven by data and value added services. Non-voice ARPU is expected to grow by 2% to US$5.9 billion; however it will not be able to compensate for the ...

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Free data for Music & Radio Streaming from U Mobile

U Mobile Sdn Bhd announced today the introduction of free data for music and radio streaming in collaboration with KK Box, Era, My.FM and Hitz.FM. From 11 November 2014 to 15 May 2015, U Mobile’s new and existing prepaid, postpaid and broadband customers who are subscribed to data plans will be eligible to enjoy free data to stream the latest ...

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YTL Communications fined RM2.4 million by Education Ministry over 1BestariNet

Yes4G WiMAX Internet Service Provider (ISP), YTL Communications Sdn Bhd has been fined RM2.4 million by the Malaysia Ministry of Education(MoE) for failing to provide all 10,000 schools with the 1BestariNet e-learning project, according to reports today. In response to findings from the Auditor-General’s 2013 Report (Series 3) released today, the Ministry said YTL Communications (YTLC), the company which was ...

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iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus now available from Brightstar authorised dealers

The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now available from Brightstar Malaysia’s authorised dealers nationwide. Brightstar Malaysia is one of the authorised distributor for Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Malaysia. The new smartphones from Apple are available in the colours of Space Grey, Silver and Gold. Brightstar retail prices as below:

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Hotlink presents Ed Sheeran & The Script concerts in Malaysia

Hotlink, together with PR Worldwide, are bringing Ed Sheeran and The Script to Malaysia, marking their first ever performances in the country. Ed Sheeran will entertain fans on 16 March 2015 at the KL Convention Centre, while The Script will be performing at Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil on 19 April 2015. As presenter of both concerts, Hotlink, the prepaid brand of ...

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Disappointing Maxis iPhone 6 Pre-Order system, now the Telco is out of stock [Comment]

Maxis is among the 3 Telcos that is set to make available the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Malaysia tonight starting 12.01am (6 November, 2014). Only customers who pre-ordered will be able to walk in and collect their new iPhone 6 tonight. They can choose to self-collect at six Maxis Centres nationwide, namely KLCC, Johor Bahru, Penang, Kuantan, ...

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