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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Analysts at Ovum reveals what to expect from Mobile World Congress 2014

Held each February in Barcelona, Spain, the GSMA Mobile World Congress is a world-class conference. In 2013, Mobile World Congress(MWC) hosted more than 72,000 mobile professionals from 200 countries. This year MWC will officially take place on 24-27 February.

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XOX the official mobile technology partner of Penang

Malaysia based mobile virtual network operator, XOX Berhad (XOX), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the state of Penang, Information Division, as its official mobile technology partner. [L-R: Yap Lee Ying, Director, Information Division, The State of Penang, YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng ???, Chief Minister of the State of Penang, Datuk Eddie Chai, Group Managing Director, XOX Berhad, ...

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Maxis made RM2.1 billion profit in 2013, Subscriber Base Drop to 12.9 million

Malaysia mobile operator, Maxis reported its fourth quarter results for 2013 yesterday. In Q4 2013, Maxis has about 12.9 million subscribers, down from 13.2 million customers in Q3 mainly caused by prepaid. Despite launching #Hotlink in September 2013, Maxis prepaid subscriber dropped to 9.5 million in Q4 2013 compared to 9.8 million in Q3. Maxis says that the drop in ...

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Android still the Number One target, Malicious Android apps hits 10 million

Kaspersky Lab reveals that cyber-scammers are continuing to focus their attention on Android mobiles, based on their recent report that the number of malicious Android apps out there topped the 10 million mark. “In terms of the mobile operating systems that are being targeted by malware, nothing has significantly changed in 2013. Android is still target number one, attracting a ...

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Malaysians can now pay for Google Apps in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR)

Price of premium android applications on Google Play Store will now be displayed in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR) currency for users in Malaysia. During the checkout, the price in Ringgit Malaysia will be converted to the respective currency(such as USD or GBP), subject to currency fluctuation. Unfortunately, for payment options, users are still limited to credit/debit card payment. Google Malaysia told ...

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Double Unifi Speed for Free with HyppTV Subscription

Telekom Malaysia today announced its promotion called “The Best Ever Hypp-Normous Deal”. The promotion has been available since November 2013. Via this offer, new and all existing UniFi customers can upgrade automatically to UniFi VIP 10 (10Mbps) or VIP 20 (20 Mbps) when they subscribe to a HyppTV pack at RM50 before 31 March 2014. Details below:

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