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MCMC on mission to solve Measat-3 Interference

An MCMC workforce has been set up to solve the issue on the interference of Measat-3‘s downlink transponder(frequencies ranging from 3.4Ghz to 4.2 Ghz) with the 3.5Ghz spectrum. Theedgedaily reported that the MCMC’s working group is expected to submit its recommendations by the end of the week. Four days ago, NasionCom has raised its concerned over the Government’s plan to ...

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Universiti Teknologi Petronas plans wireless campus

Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) has collaborate with Telekom Malaysia to set up wireless broadband access in the University. The project, an investment of RM400,000 by UTP will provide wireless broadband service(TMNet hotspot) to its 5,800 students. The Students will need a device with WiFi access and their student ID number to use the wireless broadband service. The wireless broadband service ...

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Broadband services come under fire

CEOs in the country are generally unhappy with the state of Malaysian broadband services, according to a recent survey. The majority (70% of those polled) find broadband Internet access slow. They said broadband service providers seem unable to deliver on the promised access speeds. Service providers TM Net and Jaring promise surfing speeds of between 512Kbps and 4Mbps. Many chief ...

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Concern raised over plan to cancel broadband licences

NasionCom Sdn Bhd is concerned over a Government announcement that it may revoke licences given out to broadband service providers to operate on the 3.5-Gigahertz (GHz) frequency. Peter Tham, its group managing director, said that if the licence were to be withdrawn it would affect the hundreds of customers who rely on NasionCom’s wireless broadband service. “How will we address ...

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New chapter at Maxis

DiGi.Com Bhd seems to be the cellular service provider that continues to spice up the local mobile scene with loads of surprises for consumers the past year, keeping its two rivals, Maxis Communications Bhd and Celcom (M) Bhd, on their toes. Going forward, the challenges for the telcos would be tougher as the playing field gets crowded with newer players ...

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Malaysian Deserves a Better Broadband says Redesign Malaysia & Advertlets

Advertlets.com, an online blog advertising network and RedesignMalaysia.com, a website which campaigns for broadband reform and improvement in Malaysia have launched the “Malaysia Deserves Better Broadband!” campaign. To mark the launch of the campaign, an innovative advertising system has been created that allows local ISPs to target and advertise their services to verified users of competing broadband services – to ...

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An Interview with REDtone by Bizweek

REDtone’s managing director Wei Chuan Beng sheds some light on what to expect from the group with TheStar’s Bizweek. BIZWEEK: How different are things for REDtone now as opposed to a year ago? Wei: It’s been pretty good for us of late. What we have been planning over the past year is beginning to bear fruit. We laid the groundwork ...

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Spectrum allocation, more often than not, draws heated debate

FEW areas of licensing in Malaysia, if any, have been more controversial in recent years than spectrum allocation. After all, the spectrum is a national asset whose use touches so many aspects of everyday life. As such, allocating frequency bands involves the interests of many parties and the stakes are high. Access to the spectrum gives businesses a decent shot ...

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REDtone back in the spotlight

THESE days, REDtone International Bhd’s office in the IOI Business Centre in Puchong is bustling with activity. The pace has visibly picked up and there is a palpable feel-good element in the air. But that’s putting it mildly. After two far-from-stellar years, REDTone regained its spot in the limelight recently, when it was revealed that it is one of the ...

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PC Fair 2007,Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

PC Fair is really big this year…. Check out the pictures taken on the first day. By the way, PC Fair ends tomorrow. Click on the link for more pictures….ALL PICTURES HAS COPYRIGHT, IT MAY NOT BE COPIED FOR ANY USE… CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES!!!! UPDATES:The Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (Pikom) expects significantly higher ...

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Definition of Mobility

Yesterday, I was having dinner with an old friend of mine. She asked “What is Mobility?” and I decided to reply her here. Check out the Zass Hair Cut Video. Click here to read the story about the video above. By the way, Mobility means-The quality or state of being mobile Mobility in Wikipedia, click here

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Four New WiMAX operators told to co-operate

The four new WiMAX operators, Redtone-CNX Broadband Sdn Bhd, Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Asiaspace and BizSurf (M) Sdn Bhd will be asked to share their infrastructure says Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik. Quoted from Business Times:“I have already sounded out to the WiMAX operators and all said it is a good idea” ...

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Celcom-MiTV 3G Domestic Roaming

Its true!!! Celcom (M) Bhd and MiTV Corp. Sdn Bhd has signed a MoU that will allow a nationwide domestic roaming. The yet to be branded MiTV 018 as reported by various sources(What happened to Mi3G?) is the first of its kind of domestic roaming that allows customers to enjoy domestic roaming on 3G network at no additional cost. “The ...

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Digital gap between rural and urban

Five years have passed and only 40,000 individual phone lines and 2,500 payphones have been installed in under-served areas in Malaysia funded by the Universal Service Provision (USP) Fund. The latest fund size is not known but as at end-September 2006, it was a whopping RM2bil. So much money and yet so few lines. Many people in the under-served areas ...

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Not Satisfied with your Internet Service?

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is running a Public Inquiry on the Review of Mandatory Standards for the Quality of Service of Broadband Access Service . The purpose of this Public Inquiry is to obtain inputs from the industry and the public on the proposed revision of mandatory standards on quality of service of broadband in Malaysia. Your feedback ...

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