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Competition healthy for broadband industry

TWO spectra were issued in less than a year. DiGi.Com Bhd was not a recipient although it has helped revolutionise the cellular industry in Malaysia. Rates for voice calls have dropped drastically over the years and now we pay a pittance for SMS. There are plenty of choices in terms of packages for the consumer, and that would not have ...

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DiGi plans third round capital repayment

DiGi.Com might plan a third capital repayment under a proposal to optimise its balance sheet says chief executive officer Morten Lundal. “Right now, we have too much cash and too little debt” Lundal added. “Our balance sheet is under-leveraged and we have to make good, to get to a more optimal balance sheet. We will announce, at some point, a ...

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TM on WiMAX(updated)

TM is planning to launch their WiMAX services on the 2.5GHz spectrum if they are given a green light by the Multimedia Communication and Multimedia Commission(MCMC). TM says they are ready to spend the same amount (RM250million-RM300million) as the current 2.3GHz spectrum owners which is expected by MCMC. Quoted from The Edge Daily: “Since we were not able to get ...

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Celcom launch Podcast services

Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd will be launching its new mobile podcast services. “We will source for the news through stringers and freelancers, as well as from international wire services. Initially we are looking at a 30-second audio service that covers local news,” said its chief executive officer Datuk Seri Shazalli Ramly A new service called AJoke was also launched where customers ...

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DiGi: We will take the challenge

DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd which is suppose to get a 3G license almost one year ago is now denied the WiMAX license too. DiGi which has been “very successful” in offering Mobile Telecommunication services in the Malaysian market, lost to four small companies. DiGi is proven to be better on every aspect point of view if they are to be ...

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Green Packet: Klang Valley is ours

Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is a subsidiary of Green Packet Bhd says that the WiMAX license presents the company with a rare and valuable opportunity to roll out its wireless communication infrastructure. They were quoted saying: “The WiMaX licence with a 2.3Ghz spectrum will complement and enhance the quality of service and throughput of the current SONmetro wireless ...

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DiGi studying options in case WiMAX bid fails

DIGI.Com Bhd is believed to be studying two options in the event it does not win a WiMAX licence to offer high-speed Internet services, sources close to the company said yesterday. The company is looking at a short-term plan of partnerships, followed by an acquisition.

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Green Packet appoints Michael Lai

Former TM Net Sdn Bhd chief executive officer (CEO) Michael Lai has joined Green Packet Bhd and has been tasked to spearhead its global operations and to expand its business presence abroad. Green Packet said in a statement on Jan 15 that Lai has been appointed the new CEO of its global marketing arm Green Packet International Sdn Bhd effective ...

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Celcom hires agency to collect debts

Celcom Mobile Sdn Bhd has appointed a debt collection agency to recover outstanding debts from mobile users, particularly those in the Klang Valley. Under a recently signed agreement between Celcom and Radzi Consulting, the latter has been tasked to manage an Internet portal, www.tunggakan.com, and collect the payments on behalf of Celcom.

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Telcos: Moving Fast Forward

TELECOMMUNICATIONS companies (telcos) are expected to play their cards differently this year, given the almost saturated market and imminent implementation of mobile number portability. Over the past few years, the big players – Telekom Malaysia Bhd via its local mobile unit Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd, Maxis Communications Bhd, DiGi.Com Bhd – have been engaged in a prepaid starter pack price war.

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