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YTL WiMAX to offer Android devices, launch might delay till next year

A lot people have been coming up to me asking questions like “What do you think of YTL WiMAX?”. I simply don’t know the answers since YTL has yet to launch its WiMAX service. WiMAX Android devices are coming However I might be able to share some stuff that the WiMAX operator is working on. As the tittle suggest, YTL ...

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A response from the ex-CEO of Ruumz

When I first wrote “If I was the CEO of Ruumz…”, it was never my intention to make Ruumz of the ex-CEO of Ruumz to look bad. Instead I wanted to hear from the ex-CEO himself. The objective was to get the truth out there because I knew that the nice people who work in the corporate communication of P1 ...

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DiGi to offer iPhone 4

If you want your iPhone 4 to be on DiGi’s network, register your interest now. DiGi said it will offer iPhone 4 in coming months while Maxis said it will offer iPhone 4 in coming weeks(since 8th of June 2010).

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P1 to return to black

Packet One Networks (P1), a subsidiary of Green Packet Bhd, expects to return to the black earlier than expected on stronger subscriber base due to growing interest in the wireless broadband segment, says OSK Research House. The company would be capturing a bigger share of the wireless broadband segment from WiMAX-embedded notebooks, it said.

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DiGi MiFi now available at RM360, Contract for free modem

(Update 1: Thanks to the readers who contacted me, Maxis MiFi is available at RM280(6-months contract) or RM380 without contract- more here) Today, DiGi has launched their MiFi device together with the EXPLORE 16GB broadband package. Customers need to pay an upfront RM360 for the modem that will rebate in their bill over a period of 12-months(RM30 per month x ...

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Maxis to use TM’s HSBB for FTTH and IPTV

Maxis said that it will use TM’s HSBB to soft-launch FTTH and IPTV services in 3rd Quarter. The mobile operator claims that it has installed 10,000km of fiber cable and nearly 7000 mobile base station sites, and had signed a deal to run cable on low voltage electric poles.

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Malaysia wouldn’t need WiMAX laptops, for now

Note: I’m not against P1 or Intel, they are great companies with great people. I just think think that it could be more than just WiMAX laptops and this article is my opinion. As most of you probably know, P1 & Intel will be launching a range of WiIMAX laptops. The launch is taking place later today at  Sunway Resort ...

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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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