Celcom is now the No.1 Telco with 13.1 million subscribers, made RM2.4 billion in 2013

At the Quarter 4 2013 financial results media briefing on Tuesday, Celcom Axiata announced that it now has a subscriber base of 13.1 million, making it the No.1 Telco in the industry. [Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad (second from left), Christopher Tiffin, Chief Financial Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad (right) and Jennifer Chui Fen ...

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Kaspersky Safe Browser for Windows Phone, available for Free

Online security company, Kaspersky Lab has released its Kaspersky Safe Browser for Windows Phone mobile operating system to safeguard web surfing on smartphones. The application is now available as a free download from Windows Phone Store. The new solution boasts protection against phishing, a widespread threat that affects PCs and mobile devices alike. Phishing scams see cybercriminals create fake sites ...

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Nokia X launched in Malaysia, price at RM399

Nokia has announced its 1st Android-app running smartphone in Malaysia today. The Nokia X will go a sale in the Klang Valley next week and a week later for the rest of Malaysia at the retail price of RM399. [Nokia Malaysia head of marketing Eda Lim with the Nokia X] At 10.4mm thin, the durable monobody design features a 4” scratch-proof ...

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Kaspersky: Analysis of the Mobile Threat Landscape in 2013

The experts at online security firm, Kaspersky Lab have published the results of their analysis of the mobile threat landscape in 2013. 2013 in figures:

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HTC One is the Best Smartphone in 2013, iPad Air is the Best Mobile Tablet at the 2014 Global Mobile Awards

The GSMA have announced the winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona(Spain) on Tuesday. In total more than 175 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts throughout the world participated in the judging process, including the chief technology officers of 14 mobile operators who took part in judging the ...

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Malicious Ads on Facebook targeted at Android users

Panda Security, an online security company, has uncovered a new attack on Android users. This is a highly elaborate ploy that originates on Facebook, where cyber-criminals advertise a series of apps. When users access Facebook from their Android mobile device, they will see different messages under the title ‘Suggested Post’ advertising WhatsApp tips like: “Want to know how to see ...

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Brightstar extends Multi-year agreement including Device Portfolio Management with Maxis

Brightstar Corp. announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement to provide Malaysia-based mobile network operator, Maxis, with next-generation mobile device services. The new agreement builds on the logistics services Brightstar has provided Maxis since 2007. Brightstar will deliver a range of supply chain services, including logistics, strategic sourcing and device portfolio management, along with specialized value-added services, like buy-back and ...

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TIME Financial Results for the year 2013, first-ever dividend policy announced [Business]

TIME dotCom Berhad, a data and telecommunications solutions provider, today reported a 61% jump in its operating profits for the financial year ended 31 December 2013 to RM118.0 million from a year earlier, driven by robust local and global data demand. The Group’s core pre-tax profits for the same period expanded 58% to RM116.2 million on the back of increased ...

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Maxis says that fibre cost is high & “it is challenging to work with TM operationally”

Maxis Bhd, Malaysia’s largest mobile operator by revenue, believes there’s still hope in its loss-making and under-performing Home Services business and has no plans to give it up until all possible ideas to turn the business around has been tested. The decline was partly due to the network cost it pays to Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM), as Maxis rides on ...

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Huawei to set up 100 retail stores in Malaysia this year

Huawei, a smartphone maker and a networking solutions company, announced that it will be expanding its presence in Malaysia this year with more flagship mobile devices and opening of 100 retail/concept stores at key market centres. In addition, the company will also be setting up 500 promotional sales kiosk nationwide. The company plans to launch 10 more products this year ...

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OPPO N1 launched in Malaysia, price at RM1798

China-based OPPO Electronics Corp, is making its debut in Malaysia with the launch of its flagship Android handset, the OPPO N1. The N1 is priced at RM1798 and available via local dealers in Malaysia. [L-R: OPPO Electronics Brand Manager Lu Chen, OPPO Electronics CEO William Fang, OPPO Electronics Assistant to CEO Candice Liu.] “Malaysia is an exciting market for us. ...

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DiGi Challenge for Change 5 announces five winners for top mobile app ideas

DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) announced five winners of the ideation phase of its fifth DiGi Challenge for Change programme (DiGiCFC5) today. All five ideas will now be the subject of the next phase of the challenge, where DiGi and partners will engage with mobile applications developers to turn these ideas into full-fledged mobile apps. This year, more than 2,500 ...

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Celcom deploys new customer relationship management (CRM) platform for Prepaid

Celcom Axiata Berhad has deployed a new integrated customer relationship management (CRM) platform, enabled by Accenture and Oracle. Celcom’s 10 million prepaid customers are now supported by the new platform. Via the new platform, Celcom is now capable of enhanced customer relationship management capabilities bringing together customer information in a single view, enabling faster and more accurate customer service across ...

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BBM 2.0 now out in Malaysia for Android & iOS, supports BBM Voice

Blackberry released an updated BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), version 2.0 which is now available for download in Malaysia for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry customers, giving them lots of exciting new features. The key features of the newly updated BBM 2.0 include BBM Voice, live location sharing powered by Glympse, over 100 new emoticons and Dropbox integration.

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Rakuten Acquires Viber For $900M

Rakuten, an Internet commerce company based in Japan has acquired popular instant messaging and VoIP app, Viber for $900M (estimated RM 3 billion). It was only a few days ago that Israel’s Calcalist financial newspaper reported that Viber was in talks to be acquired by a leading instant messaging company from Asia for $300 million-$400 million. However, Viber denied this.

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