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What to expect from the year 2008

Here are the list of what to expect in 2008: Nine Mobile operators The number of Mobile operators in Malaysia will probably reach nine. Here is the list: Celcom Maxis DiGi Merchantrade-(MVNO on Celcom network) REDtone-(MVNO on Celcom network) Tune Talk-(MVNO on Celcom network) U Mobile Time/DiGi XOX.Com-MVNO Mobile Number Portability The Mobile Number Portability(MNP) is expected to launch by ...

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Mobile Number Portability coming soon

With mobile number portability in Malaysia just months away, Telcordia and Unified Communications have joined forces to bring their world-class number portability solution to the country. In March, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission announced that the consortium of Talian Gerak Alih, Unified Communications and Telcordia was selected to build, operate and manage the mobile number portability clearinghouse in Malaysia. ...

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KL becomes "wireless city", soon

Kuala Lumpur will soon be covered with 1,500 WiFi hotspots starting middle next year. A a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between DBKL,MCMC and Green Packet(Packet 1). The phase 1 of the project will cost RM60 million where RM50 million will come from Green Packet and the rest by MCMC and DBKL. The project is called the “KL Wireless ...

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DiGi has access to 3G but it can’t use it, for now

Gone are the days where DiGi did not had a 3G license when its competitors where doing nothing much with it. Now, DiGi has a 3G license, yet it can’t use it until it receive an approval from MCMC and KTAK. According to the authorities, Time dotCom will have to write in seeking permission to transfer the use of its ...

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Mobile Content Challenge 2007

The Mobile Content Challenge 2007 was co-organized by Maxis, KTAK and MCMC to encourage young Malaysians to develop mobile content and promote the growth of the local mobile content industry. The challenge started on May this year with 96 teams from 35 institution nationwide submitted their mobile application to win cash prizes totaling RM100,000. Yesterday, five teams were short listed ...

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View you prepaid bills online

Now, you can view your prepaid bills ONLINE… For Celcom Prepaid Customers, you can start here: https://wsc.celcom.com.my/webselfcare/login.aspx For Maxis Hotlink Customers, you can view your bills if you register yourself at http://www.hotlink.com.my As for DiGi prepaid users, they were enjoying online billing since the year 2004 by registering them self at http://www.digi.com.my/ Lets see whether SMS spamming and spoofing can ...

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Will Malaysians be free from SMS spamming?

Since last year, there are hundreds of complaints out there from users who received SMSes or charged for SMS that they never requested, probably there are some thousand of users out there that choose to ignore these SMSes and was not aware that they were charged for it. How long will these carry on? Is MCMC just watching or benefiting ...

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Telenor is meeting the Minister today

Top executives from Telenor ASA will be meeting the Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik today, Bernama reported. Telenor ASA increased its stake in DiGi to 61% back in 2001 with a condition to reduced their stake to below 49% by 2006. Last year Telenor was given a 1 year extension to reduced its stake ...

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KTAK: Block spamming NOW!!!!

Energy, Water and Communication Minister has ruled that all Celcos in the country must implement anti-spamming and anti-spoofing solution by the end of this month. Earlier MCMC has ruled that all prepaid user should have access to their bills by this month. DiGi has done it, but the remaining two telcos seems to be quite. Read the article reported by ...

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MCMC rules on DiGi………again

It clearly shows that DiGi is being favored by MCMC for the past few years……. I wonder what has made DiGi gain their attention…. It all started when DiGi was first denied a 3G license and then a WiMAX license.Being the most competitive and most innovative telco among three is still not enough to do business in Malaysia. MCMC wants ...

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Fomca calls for drastic action against SMS spoofing on POSTPAID CUSTOMER

Did you read the title of this article? Read carefully.. The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) wants the Government to take stronger steps in dealing with SMS-spoofing, reported by Steven Patrick,The Star. SMS Spoofing means generating fake requests for Short Message Services. In simple worlds, a mobile phone user is charged for a service he/she did not request such ...

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New rules on prepaid biling

MCMC has ruled that all telcos must issue bills to their prepaid customers starting next month. The reason of this new rule is to address the issues with SMS spamming and spoofing. DiGi has online itemized billing since few years back. Maxis is doing this. Celcom is doing nothing? Read more.

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WiMAX roll-out is a joke

The Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik has announced that the WiMAX roll-out has been delayed till next year. The earlier plan was to have at least 25% coverage at the given area with at least a minimum 1Mbps speed at affordable rate. The reason of the delay was due to the fact that the ...

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Australia fears slow internet speeds

Resulting the issues of broadband access raise by main opposition Labor Party, Australian government gave its 958 million Australian dollars (US$807 million) deal to OPEL Networks Pty Ltd to offer high speed internet service for 3.7 million households and businesses. “Prime Minister John Howard’s government is seeking to counter criticism of the nation’s Internet speeds by the main opposition Labor ...

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Macrokiosk denies spoofing

Local mobile messaging gateway provider Macrokiosk Bhd has defended itself against accusations that it is involved in the recently publicised cases of SMS spoofing. Macrokiosk is also listed three times on the MCMC (Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission) list of non-compliant content providers, which can be viewed at http://www.mcmc.gov.my/consumer/non_compliance.asp. As a result, the company has drawn disapproval from some mobile ...

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