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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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5 New MyIX Internet nodes in Malaysia

Malaysia Internet Exchange or better known as MyIX has just announced that it now has 5 new Internet nodes established in Bayan Baru, Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. With the new nodes, MyIX now has a total of 8 internet nodes allowing direct traffic between Internet Service Providers (ISP) in Malaysia. The other 3 nodes are located in ...

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Know your rights on personal data

The next time someone calls you and tries to sell you a product, offer free medical test or a cheaper loan facility, just ask one pertinent question: Where did he or she get your personal details? Prod if you need that information. The source is key and if it is without your consent then that is intrusion of personal privacy. ...

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[Insider] Prepaid Customers to pay 3-4% Airtime Tax starting 2012?

Mobile operators in this country pays hundred of millions in service tax according to Dato’ Joseph Salang Gandum, Deputy Minister of Communications Malaysia. Yesterday the mobile operators met with SKMM to discuss about the prepaid service tax in Malaysia as the operators have been absorbing the cost all these while. In response to that, the Deputy Minister told Malaysian Wireless ...

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