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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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Take serious action on identity theft

SMS content providers are abusing this wonderful mode of communication. SMS spams are deluging mobile phone subscribers. There are too many offers of ringtones, music and other services which are often not required and which consumers have to tolerate. To stop receiving these unwanted SMSes one has to call and inform the service provider, whereby the subscriber would be charged. ...

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Content developers face hurdles

Malaysia has the potential to prosper in the global digital content market, said Venture capitalist Malaysia Debt Ventures (MDV) Bhd. It said the market is estimated to grow to US$644bil (RM2.25 trillion) within the next three years, which makes getting a slice of it a worthwhile goal. The country has 125 digital-content companies, including animation studios, design houses and games ...

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Police bust Akademi Fantasia SMS scam syndicate

Police have busted a syndicate involved in an Akademi Fantasia SMS scam in Sabah. The three key members of the syndicate were arrested in a series of operations by state police here that led to the detention of at least 11 other suspects in connection with the scam that used random SMS to dupe people into parting with their money. ...

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Free SMS

A friend of mine called me 4 days ago, he is currently working for a company in Australia. The company he works for provides free SMS service around the world to countries like US, Singapore, Australia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the list goes on(very long list)…..WAIT!!! Did I say Malaysia? Yup Its true!!!Its free….so what’s the catch? This service ...

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Nasion Com Given Extension

NasionCom Holdings Bhd has until 15 of April to to re-issue its 2005 accounts. The Securities Commission (SC) has publicly reprimanded Nasioncom Holdings Berhad (NHB) and directed the company to rectify and re-issue its financial statements for the financial year ended 31 December 2005 last month. The SC had considered it a serious breach of law and said further investigations ...

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Nextnation calls for remedial period

Nextnation Communication Bhd has called for a remedial period before suspension of mobile phone content services for the non-processing of termination requests by customers. In calling for a review of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) guidelines, Nextnation said the current practice was to immediately suspend short codes for such a violation. It said immediate suspension without any remedial ...

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MCMC acts on 11 mobile content services providers

Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has taken action against a total of 11 mobile content services providers for spamming and other regulatory violations. From the middle of last year to early this year, these companies have been slapped with a suspension of their short codes services and at least one has been fined for the violations. Consumers and industry ...

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MBOX offers users celebrity voices for voice mailbox

IdotTV Sdn Bhd, an associate company of mTouche Technology Bhd, has teamed up with Maestro Talent and Management Sdn Bhd to launch MBOX platform, offering mobile phone users celebrity voices to answer their voice mailbox. Sedania Media Group, the parent company of IdotTV, in a statement yesterday said IdotTV is forming similar strategic alliances to represent each genre and niche ...

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