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Celcom WCDMA 900Mhz Base Stations up and running

I’m not very sure if this is a trial license or a commercial license, but Celcom appears to have some 50 sites running WCDMA 900Mhz. To test it, you need a 3G phone that supports WCDMA 900Mhz. Below are some of the sites name (I have their coordinates but can’t disclose here):

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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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Maxis claims 1st to offer Mobile ads(in 2010), Celcom launched it in 2004

(Picture taken from my mobile phone, will be replaced later) As mentioned yesterday- Maxis has launched myDeals, a permission based mobile advertising for its subscribers. The interesting thing here is not the service but the claim that Maxis is the first to offer this service in Malaysia and Asia. During the press conference, Maxis said that previous “mobile advertising” service ...

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Maxis to launch Mobile Advertising

The major concern when it comes to mobile advertising is privacy. Mobile Advertising gets very personal as everyone carries a mobile phone, and via the mobile base station, the mobile operators know where you are and that allows them to predict what you might be doing at a particular time. With Mobile Advertising, advertisers could deliver targeted ads and get ...

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P1 and Intel Malaysia to announce WiMAX Laptops

P1 and Intel Malaysia will soon announce a range of laptops from a number of “major brands” next week. If you could still remember the WiMAX-embedded netbook that P1 showcased back in February 2010(pic below), its a device without an Intel WiMAX Chipset inside which P1 and Green Packet “tried” developing, but latter decided to “kill” it.

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Maxis partners with Western Union to offer Mobile Money Transfer Service

Since the announcement about 8-months ago, Maxis and Western Union today announced that the Mobile Money Transfer Service is now available to all Maxis postpaid and prepaid subscribers. How to use Mobile Money Transfer(click image): M-Money Cash-in Channels: Press Release inside.

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Maxis ready to launch IPTV, sometime in Q3

Maxis said that its IPTV service is “technically ready” and plans to launch in Q3 2010. “Technically we’re ready to launch. Somewhere in the third quarter this year, we will have a soft launch and hope our customers can try the service and give their feedback before the official launch later,” chief operating officer Jean-Pascal van Overbeke told reporters after ...

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Free Calls within Tune Talk network this Friday 18 June 2010

Tune Talk is giving away free calls withing the network on this Friday 18 June 2010. All calls between Tune Talk mobile numbers will be free for 24-hours. Not sure if SMSes are free as well though. Full Press Release inside.

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[Video] Bernama Interview with P1

P1 CEO, Michael Lai video interview by Bernama. The video was uploaded about one week ago and I didn’t notice P1 promoting or talking about this via the social media channels. Rest of the videos after the jump.

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Maxis 2010 FIFA World Cup Live Online Stream not for all subscribers

Update 1: Prepaid/Hotlink subscribers can use this service, thanks Derrick. Not available to Maxis Broadband users. Update 2: Here’s screenshot of the error on Monday. Looks like the online streaming service is back to normal yesterday night. However there are still issue with quality of the streaming. Earlier, some readers said that they had no problem with the streaming, so ...

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Celcom is the “Wireless Data Service Provider of the Year”

Jefri Ahmad Tambi (third from right),  Director of Broadband & Special Projects, representing Celcom Axiata Berhad to receive the “Wireless Data Service Provider of the Year” award at the banquet. Joining this momentous event are Adlan Ahmad Tajudin, Chief Corporate Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad (first from left) together with other members of Axiata Berhad’s mobile subsidiaries and associates operate. ...

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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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Maxis will offer iPhone 4

Good news! Maxis have confirmed that it will bring the upcoming iPhone 4 to Malaysia. However the sad news is that Maxis did not say when. In a statement to the media, Maxis said: “Maxis Berhad will launch iPhone 4, the thinnest smartphone in the world with the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, in Malaysia in the ...

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DiGi MiFi, portable WiFi on the go

I talked about Maxis mobile WiFi hotspot 3 days back and today DiGi has launched a similar device called MiFi. Its not available yet but DiGi has started accepting pre-orders until 20 June 2010. Yet I’m not sure why is DiGi calling it “Malaysia’s First Ever Mobile Wi-Fi (MiFi)” when you can’t get your hands on it for the moment. ...

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Maxis Portable 3G-WiFi Hotspot Device

Maxis is going to launch this soon, its a portable 3G/WiFi Hotspot device.

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