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GoMobile Awards Night 2012- Winner List

The Malaysian mobile industry came together in celebration at the prestigious GoMobile Awards Night last Thursday(10-May-2012). Kashminder Singh, co-organiser of GoMobile 2012 said that the awards have become the premier mobile awards in Malaysia. “The GoMobile Awards is an event that the Malaysian mobile industry can truly call its own,” adding, “We are especially delighted with the increasing number of ...

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MCMC & Telcos asked to stop unwanted SMS

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and telecommunication companies (Telcos) have been asked to find a way to tackle SMS spamming. Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the two parties were given two months to find the best solution besides taking legal action.

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Statement from Celcom regarding Prepaid Tax Implementation

Celcom Axiata has issued a statement a couple minutes ago regarding the prepaid tax implementation in Malaysia. In September 2011, the implementation of prepaid tax was deferred to a later date as the mobile operators(Celcom, Maxis, DiGi & U Mobile) continues to discuss the matter with the Government. Yesterday Bernama reported that the prepaid tax will be implemented starting from ...

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GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2012- Winners List

The GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2012 awards presentation took place at the Mobile World Congress last night to recognize innovation, leadership, the best products among others in the mobile space. The selection of winners involved more than 170 globally based judges from across the world, including many of the world’s leading journalists, analysts, academics and independent subject matter experts. The ...

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Mobile Monday Malaysia is back

Mobile Monday Malaysia is back after being quiet for some time. It signed a digital Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with GTower yesterday. Via the MoU, GTower will be the official venue host for Mobile Monday Malaysia’s monthly events at GTower’s award winning rooftop bar, VIEW. Founded in Helsinki, Finland, MobileMonday (MoMo) is a networking event for developers, mobile industry visionaries and ...

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Latest Statistic on Global LTE/3G/GSM Networks

Below are the latest statistic on the status of GSM, 3G/HSPA/HSPA+ and LTE mobile networks, devices availability and subscriptions growth worldwide. 561 GSM/EDGE network commitments in 198 countries; 545 networks launched in 198 countries (GSA survey: April 8, 2011) 100% of WCDMA operators worldwide have also deployed HSPA 410 HSPA operators commercially launched in 162 countries (GSA survey: July 18, 2011) ...

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Asia-Pacific mobile connections to hit 4.2 billion in 2016

Asia-Pacific (AP) mobile connections will reach 4.2 billion in 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4 per cent over the next five years, according to Ovum. The Ovum report claims that mobile data revenues in Asia-Pacific will hit US$145 billion in 2006 while voice revenues are expected to decline from 2014. Emeka Obiodu, Ovum senior analyst said “From 2014, ...

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[Opinion] 4 years later, SKMM still believes in AsiaSpace

AsiaSpace says that it will launch LTE in Malaysia within the next 12-months. The company will partner with Huawei Technologies Malaysia to commercially launch the TTD-LTE 2.3 GHz spectrum services in the country. AsiaSpace from WiMAX to LTE AsiaSpace launched its WiMAX service with limited coverage in August 2008. However after operating for less than 2 years, the WiMAX operator ...

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Cabinet committee to discuss 6% prepaid service tax issue

The Cabinet Committee on supply and food prices will discuss the 6% service tax for prepaid users when it meets in a few days. “We do not want to burden the people,” said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin when asked what signal the Government was giving by intervening in the issue involving the 6% service tax for prepaid ...

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Keeping pricing and taxes separate

Asking mobile phone companies to defer service taxes for prepaid customers might complicate pricing issues in future. NO doubt, many consumers are heaving a huge sigh of relief that mobile phone operators have agreed to defer yet again the 6% service tax for prepaid users which was supposed to have come into effect tomorrow. But if you are a post-paid ...

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6% Prepaid Service Tax Implementation Deferred

The 6% Prepaid Service Tax that was supposed to be implemented starting September 15 has been postponed to a later date. In a meeting with the mobile operators this morning, the Minister of Communications Datuk Seri Rais Yatim has asked the four mobile operators to postpone the 6% prepaid service tax on top ups and starter packs to a later ...

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PM wants Telcos to absorb 6% Prepaid Service Tax

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has called on the mobile operators to re-think their move to pass down the 6% service tax to prepaid customers in the country. He added the move was not approved by the Finance Ministry as the decision to impose taxes was taken by the telcos themselves. “The reaction and feedback from ...

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6% service tax on prepaid reloads and starter packs starting Sept 15

As reported before on Malaysian Wireless, the mobile operators(Maxis, Celcom, DiGi, Tune Talk..etc) will start implementing the 6% service tax on prepaid reload/top ups starting 15 September 2011. The new move also applies on purchase of new prepaid starter packs as well. The telcos said the service tax is a consumption tax and chargeable to the customer, as provided for ...

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Prepaid Service Tax to be implemented in September

Mobile operators in Malaysia such as Celcom, Maxis & DiGi are committed to pass on the service tax to their prepaid users. According to media reports, the service tax, up to 6% will be implemented sometime in September 2011. Postpaid users in the country are already paying a 6% service tax while the mobile operators(Telcos) are absorbing the tax on ...

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[Tips] Forward your un-resolved mobile/broadband complaints to CFM

Poor mobile coverage? Drop calls? Broadband speed did not meet your expectation as promised? Consumers usually make their complaint to the service provider when these issue are met but in most cases it never gets resolved especially when it comes to broadband speeds and coverage. In 2009,  the Consumer Forum Malaysia (CFM) received 1,324 complaints where the highest complaints was ...

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