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MSC Malaysia ICON3 programme announced

Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) announced the launch of the 3rd MSC Malaysia ICON programme last week, dubbed ICON3 which will focus on enterprise applications. ICON3 will provide industrial training to nurture ICON graduates, with a focus on advanced skills, including back-end server integration as well as utilising cloud computing for the usage and development of apps. The ICON programme currently ...

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PIKOM PC Fair & GoMobile Expo to be jointly organised

The National ICT Association of Malaysia, PIKOM and CommTechAsia, the organiser of GoMobile will jointly organise the largest ICT event in the country featuring the Digital Lifestyle Expo (DLE), GoMobile Expo and PC Fair. All three event will concurrently take place at the KL Convention Centre from 23 to 25 August 2013 showcasing a complete suite of the latest technology ...

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MCMC Fines Five Mobile Operators for a total of RM920,000

MCMC has issued fines in total of RM920,000 to Celcom, Maxis, Merchantrade, UMobile & Tune Talk, for breaching their licence conditions, specifically for failing to ensure proper registration of accurate user information for prepaid accounts. Full media statement from MCMC below.

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DiGi gets the largest fine for Dropped Calls

Three mobile operators in the country have been served with compounds totaling RM190,000-00 for breaching their licence conditions, notably on complaints from the public concerning dropped calls, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said in a media statement today. DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd was served four separate compounds totaling RM100,000-00, Celcom Axiata received RM60,000-00 for three separate compounds, and Maxis Mobile ...

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Celcom among 12 Companies Fined by SKMM for SMS Spamming

In a press statement early this month, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said that it has served compounds to 12 companies for breaching their license conditions. The total amount of compound is RM260,000-00. MCMC said that failure to comply with the Mandatory Standards for Mobile Content Services (MCS) is a breach of the licence conditions under article 2.2 ...

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MCMC now says RM200 Rebate for any Smartphone

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) backed down yesterday, partially at least, after the public and political parties such as UMNO Youth, MCA and the opposition parties disagreed with the RM500 price cap for the RM200 3G smartphone rebate. In the latest media report, the Minister of Communication said that the Malaysia Government has decided that any smartphones are ...

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RM200 Smartphone Rebate would Burden the Lower Income Group [Comment]

In Budget 2013 last September, the Malaysia Government announced that a RM200 one-off rebate for a 3G smartphone will be given to eligible. Some RM300 million tax payers money were allocated for this. Many people got excited about the announcement until the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) further revealed the term & condition of smartphone rebate two days ago: ...

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DiGi has the Highest Dropped Call Rate in KL: MCMC

DiGi appears to have the highest drop call rate in the Kuala Lumpur area and Klang Valley highways according to a drive test report released by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission(MCMC). MCMC tested all the key Telcos in the first half of 2012 including Maxis, Celcom and DiGi. It is unknown why U Mobile was excluded from the test ...

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