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MCMC to focus on broadband quality in 2011

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will meet with service providers early next year to discuss ways to improve broadband services in the country. MCMC deputy secretary general Datuk Dr Ali Mohamad Nor said MCMC has decided to focus on service quality next year. “We will conduct a study and will consult the industry players to formulate an approach ...

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Portable device market will want tablets not netbooks

Comment by Craig Skinner, Senior Consultant at Ovum With employees and consumers starting to use multiple devices, there is an associated trend to store information and services in the cloud to be available across the set of devices rather than confined to the traditional desktop. Google’s Chrome OS looks to take advantage of this trend by removing the non-essential functions ...

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YTL and its “700Mhz”

Negative headlines seem to have a thing for YTL, as barely two weeks after their marred launching of the YES4G mobile internet service, comes yet another barrage of controversy. This time however, it doesn’t involve shoddy naming conventions or inaccessible websites, but something of a much larger scale – spectrum allocation. According to a mysterious report (that everyone is quoting ...

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Opinion: Telco Industry says NO to YTL

Media reports over the past weeks said that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM) had issued 80MHz of the 700MHz spectrum to YTL, which had a “highly unsuccessful” launch of its long-delayed YES 4G WIMAX service. While SKMM is saying no assignment had been issued to YTL for them to offer pay TV broadcasting using the 700MHz band as ...

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NSN Malaysia calls on ICT industry to set carbon emissions goals by end 2011

Nokia Siemens Networks Malaysia calls on ICT industry to set carbon emissions goals by end 2011. Details after the jump.

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GSMA hopes Malaysia Gov will allocate the 700 MHz band for Mobile Broadband

The GSMA has unveiled a new independent research that highlights the positive impact harmonised spectrum allocation for mobile could have on the Asia Pacific region(including Malaysia). The report, released by the GSMA and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), states that if governments allocate the 700 MHz band for Mobile Broadband deployment, it would bring much greater economic and social benefits ...

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PM to launch WiMAX Forum SEA Conference

The Prime Minister will launch the WiMAX Forum Southeast Asia Regional Focus 2010 next week. Some of the speakers are from P1, YTL, SKMM, MIMOS, Samsung, Intel, Huawei, ZTE and more.

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SKMM: New 11-digit mobile phone numbers

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM) will introduce a new set of mobile number format with 11 digits effective Dec 15 this year. The 8+3 format (11 digits) will use the “011” prefix- Example 011 2222 4444. The public/service providers, content providers, private automatic branch exchange, private branch exchange systems administrators, banking systems administrators and are advised to prepare ...

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Mobile consumers drive proactive customer service

Press release below by Ovum. Melbourne, 27th October 2010. Mobiles are pushing businesses to be more proactive with their customer service due to the surge in consumer enquiries across many different channels, according to Ovum. In a new report* the independent telecoms analyst states that companies are feeling the strain of dealing with the array of enquiries they now receive ...

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Do we need 9 LTE licence in Malaysia?

“The awards on the (LTE)frequency, to be made available from Jan 1, 2013, were issued by industry regulator Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).” “Some industry observers view it as an early “New Year gift”, while others lament the lack of “consultative approach” in the process of spectrum allocation. A more engaging approach by the regulator, they say, would ensure ...

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2011 will be dominated by increasing smartphones take-up

Press Release below by Ovum. Melbourne, 25th October 2010. Ovum, the analyst and consulting company, unveils the Asia-Pacific’s trends in 2011 for telecoms industry, both from fixed and mobile sectors. For Mobile, 2011 will be dominated by increasing smartphone and wireless broadband take-up. Attractive smartphones will also proliferate more into the prepaid segment this year. But while the data traffic ...

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Telcos are NOT Interconnecting with YTL WiMAX

I’m very disappointed to find out that telcos such as DiGi, Celcom & U Mobile are delaying the interconnection process with YTL WiMAX. According to sources, only TM and Maxis have been co-operative with YTL to interconnect voice service. The YTL WiMAX voice service will use the 018 prefix. The most exciting thing about this service is that you could ...

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SKMM website gets a new look

If you have visited the SKMM(http://www.skmm.gov.my) website before, you know how “easy” it is to look for information and to navigate through the site. After years of complaints, SKMM has decided to give their website a new look. I’ve not been able to go through every single page, however I noticed some of the page are not updated for years. ...

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Malaysia to allocate bandwith for 4G

The telecom’s industry regulator has come up with a draft spectrum plan in which it proposes to re-farm several blocks of frequency including those in the 850 Mhz, 900 Mhz and 2.5 Ghz bands. Those in the know say that the 900 Mhz and 2.5 Ghz spectra may be allocated for 4G services sometime next year. But it is not ...

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LTE/4G spectrum auction in 2011

MCMC is aiming to auction at least 3 spectrum blocks at 2.6Ghz for LTE next year. Toh Swee Hoe, senior director research and planning at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), told a media that it expects to sell two 70MHz blocks at 2.6GHz and one 50MHz block.

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