Industry

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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MCMC to fight SMS scams

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will be improving steps to curb the prevailing SMS-spoofing scams but concedes it will be hard to completely eliminate the problem. In SMS-spoofing or fake-MO (mobile originating) scams, content providers use an international gateway to send in a request for content such as mobile ringtones, wallpapers, jokes and horoscope readings to make it ...

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MCMC to conduct Handphone survey

NOTIFICATION HANDPHONE USERS SURVEY ,2007 (Click image for larger view) The MCMC will be conducting a nationwide survey among mobile phone users in this country. The survey which will run until next month is aimed in collecting data such as average SMSes per day, unsolicited SMSes per week, International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) awareness, mobile number portability awareness and mobile ...

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