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TM HSBB Project- Disappointment

TM on last Monday disclosed the indicative terms and conditions (ITC) for HSBB which is now made available to its potential wholesale customers. According to one of the local daily publication, it claimed that the majority of industry players which attended the briefing by Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) on Monday afternoon were disappointed that they did not get what they ...

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DiGi 3G Broadband

Check out the official launch of DiGi 3G Broadband- read here My opinion on price? Its expensive, especially when you need to pay upfront (RM300) to register for the broadband plus modem when I can buy a Celcom Vodafone modem at RM333 (plus a 12 months contract). I also think that the Explore and Extreme packages are overpriced. While the ...

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Data only Celcom Prepaid Plan

Celcom will be launching a data only prepaid service soon by the end of this week. This will the first of its kind in Malaysia. The company will also announce its latest promotion on Celcom-Vodafone USB Stick and Celcom Broadband Wireless Gateway. Note that Celcom is currently the No. 1 mobile broadband provider in Malaysia, so don’t get confuse with ...

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Mobile Telecom Predictions for 2009

I know this post is extremely late and there has been lots of email since January about this. I apologize for that as I never had the time to write my predictions for 2009. Here’s a very short list on what to look out for in the local telecom industry this year: Aggressive 3G services I know that everyone has ...

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HIGH Speed Maxis HSDPA

FINALLY! My home gets HSDPA coverage from Maxis. This happened about a month ago. Yes. Yes. Its just HSDPA, nothing much to shout about, but I’ve just been running on 3G only.. all this time. Its about time Maxis “Upgraded” its services to HSDPA in my area. Unfortunately, the speed is not all that great. Its Downright Pitiful! Read the ...

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Celcom Broadband to Increase Monthly Bandwidth Limit to 10GB

This is a good news if you are a Celcom Broadband user like me. There has been rumors that the Celcom Broadband Department has plans to increase their 5GB monthly bandwidth limit to 10GB. A little bird told me about this last week and doing some Google search has confirmed this. Below is a video from Theedgedaily, hosted on YouTube. ...

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DiGi is confused? Now at 50GB

All of you must have seen the comments here and here based on my previous blog post. Surprisingly, DiGi has quietly increased the 10GB data limit to 50GB for its pre-launch packages. WOW….NOW!! I would say that DiGi is back on track. I would have understand if DiGi said that there is a 10GB limit for users on 3G phones, ...

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Now DiGi has 3G but on the wrong track?

DiGi has been trialing the 3G network over the past few months and has been reported to have live 3G coverage in a large number of areas in the Klang Valley. But what went wrong with DiGi? There were rumors claiming that they were late to switch to the Huawei radios and were trialling the 3G network with Nokia Siemens ...

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VoIP services in Malaysia

Here’s my reply to a reader asking about VoIP services in Malaysia. There are lots of VoIP services out there, but here’s 3 VoIP services that I think is interesting. Time- Broadband Voice (Fixed Line Type) Time dotCom recently launched their VoIP service that both SME and consumers can afford. The cheapest package cost RM58 and local calls are charged ...

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New Celcom Broadband Packages

I believe it has been more than few months and I wonder why the Celcom Broadband department did not not announce this. The company seems to have stopped offering the Huawei E220 and replaced it with a much more beautiful and smaller USB stick. I had been using this USB stick since last year and I believe it is the ...

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TM’s Respond on M-Lab

Here’s the reply from TM, responding to my blog post “Test your Streamyx with M-Lab“. I am not going to comment on this, but I hope you will comment (Please, no offensive comments as that could put me in trouble). Response from TM: In view of the recent launch of M-Lab or Management Lab, an online tool that allows researchers ...

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Test your Streamyx with M-Lab

Google (and New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, PlanetLab Consortium, academic researchers) has launched Measurement Lab (M-Lab). Measurement Lab (M-Lab) is an open, distributed server platform for researchers to deploy Internet measurement tools. The goal of M-Lab is to advance network research and empower the public with useful information about their broadband connections. By enhancing Internet transparency, M-Lab helps sustain ...

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WiMAX coming to Penang? (Update1)

As I have reported previously, now there are over 7 locations in Penang that is covered by WiMAX !!! The WiMAX trial run service will be available at five sites covering a major part of George Town, including Komtar, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Lebuh Macallum/Magazine Road, Gottlieb Road, Perak Road/Burma Road bordering upper Jelutong, Bukit Tengah and Bukit Mertajam. So ...

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Maxis-HP Bundle: A Disappointed Customer

What happens if you bought a bundle package and later you want to cancel it? Let’s say the bundle includes a HP notebook and a Maxis Broadband service, which company is responsible for after sales service? In a blog post by the author of Meshio.com, neither Maxis or HP solved the problem but MCMC was doing the work. How can ...

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Malaysia: Internet Service Disruption over the next 10 days

Looks like our Internet service will be slow over the next 2 weeks since there are some “circuits fault” on Southeast Asia – Middle East – Western Europe 4 (SMW4) submarine cable network between Palermo (Southern Italy) and Alexandria (Northern Egypt) linking Malaysia to Europe. (SMW4 submarine cable network) The SMW4 submarine cable network has landing points in 15 countries- ...

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