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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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Ericsson comments on HSBB

Here’s an interview between a friend of mine from Ericsson, Sebastian Barros commenting on TM’s newly launched HSBB service- UniFi. Listen to the podcast after the jump- Interviewed by BFM on the 7th April 2010.

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Huawei is now the No.2 telecom vendor

As of 2009, Huawei is now the No.2 telecom vendor in the market by sales, overtaking Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Siemens Networks.

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TM HSBB: Commentary from Nokia Siemens Networks

Below is the commentary from Tan Sri Rainer Althoff, Malaysia Chairman, Nokia Siemens Networks.

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Juniper Networks- The New Network

I was invited to a media briefing on Juniper’s latest new solutions that will help telcos optimise traffic within their network and offer more solutions that will enable them to easily offer more application and services to end users. At GSMA Mobile World Congress in Feb 2010, the company announced:

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Ericsson set two world records- 84Mbps on HSPA & 1.2Gbps on LTE

Impressive! Ericsson has set a world record at the recent GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It managed to hit 84Mbps on HSPA and 1.2Gbps on LTE/4G. Similarly last year in March 2009, Ericsson set a world record on HSPA at the speed of 56Mbps. Full press release after the jump.

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WCIT 2008 Interview #1

Check out this interview with Kamil Othman, Vice President of Creative Multimedia Department, MDEC and Sebastian Barros, Multimedia Marketing Manager , Ericsson Malaysia.

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Ericsson Malaysia Confident for more Contracts

Telecommunications equipment provider Ericsson (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is confident of securing more contracts within the next three years, driven by the investments of telecom operators. Its president and country manager Krishna Kumar said telecom operators were expected to increase their expenditure in both fixed and mobile sectors to meet customers’ need for speedy and affordable access. He estimated the total ...

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AirAsia Airbus to get mobile coverage

AirAsia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swiss firm OnAir Switzerland Sarl to provide inflight mobile services for AirAsia’s passengers. AirAsia X has also signed a similar agreement for at least 15 Airbus A300-300 aircraft. The service which enable customers to make phone calls, SMS and data services will only be available in early 2009. Source

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