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Digi takes a U-Turn, now saying 1800MHz 4G LTE available in Penang & Sarawak

At a media event yesterday, mobile operator Digi said that it planned to offer 4G LTE service using the 1800Mhz spectrum but did not share any specific details on deployment when asked at the press conference. Digi was announcing that its 4G LTE coverage in Klang Valley now stands at 79%.

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Digi 4G LTE coverage in Klang Valley now at 79%, 1800Mhz LTE coming soon

Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) announced today that its 4G LTE coverage in Klang Valley now stands at 79%. The Telco, which launched its 4G LTE service in July 2013 claims that it is the fastest growing network in Malaysia. Its nationwide 4G LTE population coverage currently stands at 33% and it is targeting a 45% nationwide population coverage by ...

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Sigve Brekke is Telenor Group’s new Group President & Group CEO

Telenor Group (Telenor) have announced the appointment of Sigve Brekke as the company’s new Group President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will succeed Jon Fredrik Baksaas by 17 August 2015. Sigve Brekke (picture) is currently the Chairman of Digi. He is also the Executive Vice President and Head of Telenor Group’s Asia operations. According to the Digi website, some ...

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Celcom Axiata installs M2M solutions for 500 taxis

Celcom Axiata Berhad announced that it has installed its M2M (machine-to-machine) solutions for 500 taxis and is expected to install them in another 1,000 taxis. The service will enable taxis to deliver targeted digital media content to its passengers through Smartaxiads. Smartaxiads is a mobile digital advertising provided through a tablet-size panels installed at the driver’s and front passenger’s headrests ...

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RM1 million worth of prizes as part of Digi’s 20th anniversary

As part of its 20th year anniversary celebrations in May, Digi Telecommunication Sdn Bhd is rewarding its prepaid customers with smartphones, tablets and cars throughout the month. Digi launched its service on 24 May 1995 according to its page on Wikipedia.

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Prepaid Reloads will continue to be sold with GST

Prepaid reloads will continue to be sold with the additional 6% Government Service Tax (GST) despite the Customs Department have said today that it could revert to pre-GST pricing starting May 2015. Since April 1st, the Telcos (Maxis, Celcom Axiata, Digi, U Mobile, Tune Talk, Altel & others) have started imposing a 6% GST on top of prepaid reloads. The Malaysian ...

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Maxis has 12 million subscribers as of 1Q15, 4G LTE coverage at 39%

Maxis announced its Quarter 1, 2015 financial results on the 27 April 2015. In the quarter, Maxis added 328k new revenue generating subscriptions (RGS), bringing its total RGS base to 12 million.

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Ovum says 2G/3G networks won’t close en masse until 2020

LTE’s appeal and increased affordability means operators in developed markets have to refarm GSM or CDMA spectrum to accommodate this demand. The next step is to close down these legacy networks, but determining the “sweet spot” for network closure is challenging, according to a new report by market research firm, Ovum. “For operators in transition, there are key revenues – ...

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Digi has 11.7 million subscribers as of 1Q15, 4G LTE coverage at 33%

Digi reported its Quarter 1, 2015 financial results today. The Telco has a total of 11.7 million subscribers as of the end of March 2015. It added 270k subscribers (233k prepaid & 37 postpaid) in Q1, 2015. There are now 9,933 million prepaid subscribers and 1,758 million postpaid subscribers. ARPU for postpaid is at RM81 (RM83 in 4Q14) while prepaid ...

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11Street online marketplace launched in Malaysia, hosted by Celcom Planet

11street unveiled its online marketplace website, the latest e-mall in Malaysia, powered by Celcom Planet. At launch, 11street offers a wide selection of product categories such as Fashion, Electronics, Groceries, Health & Beauty, Kids & Baby, Leisure & Sports, Home & Living and Books & Services including e-vouchers.

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Celcom to fiberise more LTE sites with TM Next-Gen Backhaul services

Celcom Axiata Berhad and Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) have signed an agreement on the provisioning of additional Long-Term Evolution (LTE) sites through TM Next-Gen Backhaul (TM NGBH) services, following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in November 2013. Under this Phase 2 network collaborative agreement, TM will continue to support Celcom’s network transmission requirements, whilst enabling Celcom to optimise cost ...

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Digi says its RM25/1GB Broadband plan is aligned to vision of MCMC Minister

Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd made a statement today saying that its “affordable” RM25 (Broadband 25) monthly basic broadband plan (postpaid) with 1GB data cap is aligned to the vision of the Communications and Multimedia (MCMC) Minister Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek. The Telco said that its basic broadband plan is already available for both prepaid and postpaid customers at RM25 ...

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Two men run amok at Maxis Centre KLCC today, one got tasered by Police

Two Maxis customers were arrested earlier today after there were believed to have run amok at the Maxis Service Centre KLCC, where the Telco is based, according to a news report. The two guys wanted to purchase 10 Maxis VIP numbers, however there were only able to purchase two purchase 2 VIP numbers. Dissatisfied by it, the duo, both working ...

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Celcom signs MoU with Volksbahn Technologies (VBT)

Celcom Axiata Berhad has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Volksbahn Technologies Sdn. Bhd. (VBT) to “enable rich and seamless experience for customers during their daily commute on Klang Valley’s LRT, Monorail Services and adjacent areas.” The Telco said that the MoU will further enhance services for its subscribers and explore business and collaborative opportunities in the areas ...

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Digi 4G LTE service now in Sarawak, promises 5Mbps at 80% of the time

Digi Telecommunications (Digi) announced that its 4G LTE service is now available in Sarawak, in the areas of Kuching, Miri and Bintulu. The 3rd largest Telco in the country in terms of subscribers said that it currently has a LTE population coverage of 72% in Kuching, with plans to expand to more areas in Kuching, Miri, Bintulu, Sibu and Samarahan, ...

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