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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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Latest SKMM statistics- Cellular & Broadband

Here’s some of the latest SKMM statistic -taken during the presentation by Mohd Ali Hanafiah, Senior Director, Technology Standard & Networks, SKMM at the P1 Lab Day yesterday.

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A group of 6 people to resolve National Broadband problem

Everyone in this country has something to say when it comes to our Broadband service. The Government is aware of this(broadband issues) and they gave us(consumers) a team of only 6 people to resolve problems from at least one million broadband users out there.

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DiGi is asking for more spectrum

According to a report on TheStar newspaper, DiGi is seeking more spectrum from the Government so it can expand its mobile coverage. Before that, there is a problem with the article on TheStar. It claims that the 1800MHz  frequency is being used for 3G which is wrong as in Malaysia the 1800MHz is used for 2G.  It will only be ...

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Rais, why do we need more mobile players??

Why do we(Malaysians) get “smart” Communications Minister all the time? This is his latest statements, taken from Bernama: The government wants to see more players in mobile communication, particularly the mobile broadband industry, Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said. He urged the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to give priority to licence application by ...

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Over 6k loan shark mobile phone numbers terminated

The government has traced and barred 6,163 mobile phone numbers of loan sharks or Ah Long found on numerous stickers, posters, advertisements and business cards during operations nationwide last year. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Abu Seman Yusop said the authorities have managed to detect the persons behind the numbers and cancelled the numbers with the cooperation of the Malaysian Communications ...

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Malaysia has least risky telco regulation

While this means that newcomers to the industry will find it hard to utilise existing infrastructure held by the larger players, it does bode well for incumbent TM, as Fitch did not think that the regulator would come down hard on TM to force open that network. That in turn, means that TM will be able to gain the most ...

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Free 1000 SMS with DiGi Prepaid

Free 1,000 SMSes, DiGi-DiGi numbers when you reload RM30 and above. Promo ends 31st December 2009. Note: Max 2,000 free SMS at one time. Read FAQ. Update 1: Via Davidtan- “All FREE SMS granted will expire by 12:00:00am on 1st January 2010. Any unused balance will be forfeited.”

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