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Maxis to run 3G at 900Mhz, improves coverage

Maxis currently has about 5,000 base station for 3G and about 7,000 for 2G mobile coverage. It is believed that Maxis now has more 3G base stations compared to Celcom. The Maxis Network Team In a recent update, Maxis seems to be re-farming part of its 900 Mhz spectrum to run 3G. In simple words, Maxis is deploying 3G technologies ...

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Huawei Files Lawsuit Against Motorola for IP Infringement

Huawei Technologies Co, the world’s second-largest telecommunications equipment maker sued Motorola Inc, seeking to prevent Nokia Siemens Networks from getting hold of proprietary Huawei information. Motorola, which has since split into two companies, agreed in July to sell the bulk of its network-equipment business to Nokia Siemens Networks(NSN) for $1.2 billion. NSN is a joint venture of Nokia Corp. and ...

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Celcom Axiata and DiGi to share 218 base stations

DiGi & Celcom Axiata have agreed to share an initial of 218 sites or base stations from each provider to save about 2.2 billion ringgit ($719 million) over 10 years. Axiata Group said that the sharing will remove the duplication of base station sites, address escalating rental fees and reduce utility and transmission costs.

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GSM got hacked again

Did you know that calls made on a GSM network are protected by a 20-year old security algorithm known as A5/1? It means 80 per cent of the world’s phone calls is vulnerable to hacking using much modern/advanced technology available today. The algorithm, which was first cracked sometime in 1999, is designed to prevent mobile phone calls from being intercepted ...

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DiGi to use TIME’s fibre as backhaul

DiGi has signed up with TIME dotCom to power up part of its mobile backhaul in peninsular Malaysia using TIME’s fibre network. The collaboration is the first peninsular-wide deployment of a full optical switched fibre network to support mobile backhaul traffic. Under the ten year agreement, worth RM139 million, TIME will fiberise, maintain and support parts of DiGi’s backhaul links ...

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Update: Celcom-DiGi Sign MoU for Advanced Network Collaboration

Remember the “Celcom-DiGi Sign MoU for Advanced Network Collaboration“? Looks like it will be finalised by 31 January 2011. Joint announcement from Celcom-DiGi after the jump.

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NSN: iPhone software supports network features to reduce smartphone signalling and traffic congestion

Tests by Nokia Siemens Networks have shown that the latest iPhone software supports Network Controlled Fast Dormancy. With this feature, the network and the handset work together to create the best conditions for smartphones to work quickly, yet have a long battery life and minimize network congestion.

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NSN Malaysia calls on ICT industry to set carbon emissions goals by end 2011

Nokia Siemens Networks Malaysia calls on ICT industry to set carbon emissions goals by end 2011. Details after the jump.

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YTL WiMAX allocated 80MHz in the 700MHz band

It is believed that YTL Communication has been allocated 80Mhz in the 700Mhz band by SKMM. As usual, YTL declined to comment. Earlier this week, YTL signed an agreement with Sezmi to offer hybrid TV services in Malaysia at the end of 2011. However YTL would require new spectrum/frequency to offer the hybrid TV service.

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Alcatel-Lucent says video is next big thing

Alcatel-Lucent boss Ben Verwaayen predicts that video will be the next battleground for telecoms players and it will change the way people communicate in the future. “The next is video and we better get used to it. We will then have (full) integration of television and telecoms,” he said in an interview with StarBiz. Voice remained important but for the ...

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[Video]Cost of LTE devices to come down in 2-3 years

According to ST-Ericsson, the cost of LTE(4G) devices will come down in just two generations or 2-3 years, compared to the four generations it took with HSPA. ST-Ericsson is a 50/50 joint venture of Ericsson and STMicroelectronics. Watch the video interview after the jump.

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Global mobile data traffic nearly triples in 1 year

This post is written by Ericsson Mobile broadband currently accounts for only 10% of total mobile subscriptions but a rapidly increasing majority of the traffic. Ericsson’s (NASDAQ: ERIC) measurement of actual traffic in networks around the world show that global mobile data has nearly tripled in the last year, growing more than 10 times faster than voice. Mobile data traffic ...

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Reader’s Letter: DiGi has no coverage inside Istana Budaya

Email me your opinion and it might be published here!? Letter from Allan:(DiGi Responded Below) I went to “Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur” yesterday night for a Musical KITA performance: http://www.istanabudaya.gov.my/musical_kita But what make me disappointed is, DiGi (Always the smarter choice) has no coverage at all when inside the hall. I tried to change the network from “dual mode” to ...

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Celcom-DiGi Sign MoU for Advanced Network Collaboration

Celcom and DiGi today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) that will allow both operators to share their network resources, namely operations and maintenance, transmission and site sharing, and radio access network. I would like to thank Celcom for inviting me to the event. Full press release after the jump- My opinion at the bottom of this post.

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NSN talks about LTE, Mobile Broadband

First of all, I would like to thank NSN and their PR agency for inviting me to this media session, I was the only blogger in the room. Nokia Siemens Network last week invited the media to share about their thoughts on LTE and Mobile Broadband. They also showcased some solutions that they have been working on over the years. ...

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