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Green Packet all set for broadband wireless service

IF preparedness is a reliable predictor of success, then Green Packet Bhd looks set to be a leading broadband player in Malaysia. Among the four WiMAX licensees, the Mesdaq company has arguably the most solid base for the rollout of wireless broadband services. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission last month named the successful applicants for the 2.3GHz broadband wireless ...

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Malaysia part of the new fiber optic cable between Southeast Asia and U.S

Seventeen major tlecommunications companies signed a pact Friday to build a US$500 million (euro360 million) undersea fiber optic cable between Southeast Asia and the United States they claim will be relatively safe from earthquakes and tsunamis. The link will offer “a timely increase in both the capacity and diversity of Internet links between Asia and the U.S., bearing in mind ...

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Disposal of Time dotCom the preferred option, says UEM

THE disposal of Time dotCom Bhd is the preferred solution to solve UEM Group’s woes in Time Engineering Bhd, says a top official. “To us, the preferred solution is for Time Engineering to divest its investment in Time dotCom. This is the preferred option, but how to do it is another issue,” UEM Group managing director and chief executive officer ...

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Maxis IP VPN for enterprise business

Maxis IP VPN (Internet Protocol, Virtual Private Network) provides a fully managed end-to-end quality private networking service across multiple sites. Integrating data, voice, video and other enterprise applications on a single, intelligent, and secure Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) IP-based network. Click here to see the benefits.

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REDtone now the WIDEST and of of the LARGEST WiMAX operator

REDtone has formed a partnership with eB Technologies that enables REDtone to use the 2.5Ghz and 3.5Ghz in Peninsular Malaysia. On March 17 last month, REDtone was awarded a 2.5Ghz spectrum to operate WiMAX in Sabah and Sarawak. With this partnership, it makes REDtone the ONLY WiMAX operator with access to all 3 WiMAX spectrum that enables it to cover ...

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Intel favors WiMax over 3G for Centrino

At a media briefing prior to the opening of this week’s Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, Mooly Eden, general manager of Intel’s Mobile Platforms Group, decreed that the chipmaker is leaving third-generation (3G) wireless technology in the hand of vendors and will devote its future energies to developing and promoting the emerging WiMax technology. “You’re not going to get a ...

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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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