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IDC: Samsung still No.1 in Malaysia, 10 million smart devices shipped in 2014

In 2014 nearly 10 million units of smart devices were shipped into Malaysia with smartphones outnumbering tablets by a ratio of nearly four to one, revealed market research firm IDC. Samsung continues to dominate the Malaysian smart device smartphone market with a 30% market share in 2014 continued by Lenovo at 17%, Asus at 9%, Oppo at 7% and Apple ...

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MCMC said Prepaid Reload subjected to GST, will assess implementation

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) released a media statement today to clarify on the issue of prepaid reload pricing and the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST). “I have been briefed by the celcos on this matter. From the beginning, communications services have not been included in the list of items which are exempted or zero-rated from GST, ...

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Prepaid Reloads will be priced higher with GST, comes with free voice & SMS for the 1st 3-months

As 1st reported on the MalaysianWireless Facebook, prepaid reloads from the Telcos including Maxis, Celcom Axiata, DiGi, U Mobile, Tune Talk and the others will be priced higher with the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST). Yesterday, the Malaysian Government have said that the prepaid reload pricing will not be increased as GST will replace the previous 6% sales and ...

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Government said Prepaid Reload pricing will be maintained but Telcos choose to add 6% GST

The Malaysian Government implemented the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) starting today (1st April 2015) including on all goods and services consumed in the telecommunications sector. GST is replacing both the current Sales Tax and Service Tax and is part of the government’s tax reform programme “to enhance the capability, effectiveness and transparency of the country’s tax administration and ...

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Frost & Sullivan: Celcom customers most loyal, U Mobile most recommended Telco

Market research firm, Frost & Sullivan conducted an online survey from October to November 2014, involving 1,300 respondents, randomly selected from consumer online panels, to measure customer experience in the telecommunications sector in Malaysia. Hazmi Yusof, Country Head & Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific at Frost & Sullivan said that based on the Frost & Sullivan’s Malaysia Telecommunications Services Customer ...

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PIKOM expect ICT sales to drop up to 30% with GST Implementation

The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) shared its outlook on the country’s ICT sector with the imminent impact of the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) which is to be implemented on April 1st 2015. Due to the general uncertainties arising from the imposition of the 6% GST on technology products (currently zero percent under the Sales and Service ...

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MCMC issued a total of RM1.01mil compound to Telcos

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued 23 compounds totaling RM1.01 million to 4 Telcos and 2 MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) on the issue of dropped calls and personal information of prepaid users leaked to 3rd parties. In a media statement, released in Bahasa Malaysia, made no mention about the time or period of the dropped call ...

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Ovum Comment: Five takeaways from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 welcomed a record number of visitors and exhibitors through its doors. The event has morphed from a mobile industry congress to a broader ICT–TMT–mobility fair at which telecoms meets digital media, IT, and entertainment. The extent to which the telecoms industry is part of this broader technology and entertainment landscape is a moot point. With ...

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