A simple guide to choosing a Mobile Broadband service

Are you not decided on which mobile broadband service to choose? Here’s a simple guide for you. Before you read below, please check out my blog post on “Mobile Broadband is not for Everyone“. Coverage If you are getting a mobile broadband service for use while traveling, choose between Maxis Broadband and Celcom Broadband. Celcom may have more 3G/2G coverage ...

Read More »

DiGi Unlimited Prepaid Data

DiGi could be launching a data only prepaid starter pack, similar to the one that Celcom has. I hope this won’t be a huge mistake as this could also mean more data traffic for DiGi to handle. At this point, DiGi’s 3G network handles much lesser traffic than Maxis3G and Celcom3G. This new prepaid pack could be launched within the ...

Read More »

We are HSPA+ ready!

At least 2 of the 3G networks in this country are HSPA+ ready. According to Wikipedia, “HSPA+ provides HSPA data rates up to 56 Mbit/s on the downlink and 22 Mbit/s on the uplink with MIMO technologies and higher order modulation (64QAM)“ Telcos just need to perform a simple software upgrade to enable HSPA+. Of course before doing that, they ...

Read More »

HSBB trial moving "smoothly"

More than 122 households in Bangsar, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Subang Jaya and Shah Alam here are currently involved in a High Speed Broadband (HSBB) retail service trial. TM said the trial will give it the opportunity to test its systems, processes, fibre installation methodology, etc, with an eye to providing an enhanced customer service experience when the commercial service ...

Read More »

Reader’s Letter: Experience using REDtone WiMAX

Email me your opinion and it might be published here! Letter from Jonathan: Hi Mr Kugan, I’m one of your avid blog reader and want to thank you for an informative telco oriented articles which to be honest is scarce in Malaysia. I realized that there is not much info about Redtone Wimax in Sarawak so I will share with ...

Read More »

P1 Online Chat Support

Now you can chat with P1’s customer service representative online via its new Chat support. They are using the Zopim software which is still in Beta and could cost up to US99 per month. The Online Chat support is available from 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week. Access the P1 Online Chat Support here. Also check out their new ...

Read More »

U Mobile to roam on DiGi EDGE Network

A domestic roaming agreement signed by U Mobile will allow its subscriber to roam on DiGi’s EDGE network. The deal will last for 3 years but the most interesting part of the agreement is this, U Mobile would not say when it can start roaming on DiGi’s EDGE network. The reason? U Mobile’s agreement with DiGi is exclusive but it ...

Read More »

HSBB is not Open Access

A recent article related to TM claims that it will be selective to third party providers when it comes to HSBB. Notes to be taken: “Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) will provide open access to its high-speed broadband (HSBB) network only to third parties that provide added value to end customers, said group chief executive officer Datuk Zam Isa.” “Zam declined ...

Read More »

Tune Talk to launch GPRS

Tune Talk who recently said that they have over 200k subs will soon launch GPRS sometime this week or next week. The GPRS service was originally supposed to be available about a week after Tune Talk was launched, but it has been delayed about 3 months now. I don’t expect any unlimited GPRS packages but Tune Talk may price it ...

Read More »

Free 1000 SMS with DiGi Prepaid

Free 1,000 SMSes, DiGi-DiGi numbers when you reload RM30 and above. Promo ends 31st December 2009. Note: Max 2,000 free SMS at one time. Read FAQ. Update 1: Via Davidtan- “All FREE SMS granted will expire by 12:00:00am on 1st January 2010. Any unused balance will be forfeited.”

Read More »

MCMC one of the richest government regulatory bodies

According to the 2008 annual report of the MCMC on the USP fund, the fund size totalled RM4.7bil as at the end of last year. The figure is believed to have topped RM5bil to date. This would make the MCMC one of the richest government regulatory bodies. (The USP fund is deposited with local banks CIMB, RHB, EON Bank and ...

Read More »

Mobile Phones don’t cause brain cancer, but ….

The latest study by Nordic researchers has found that there is no apparent link between cellphones and brain cancer. China’s Xinhua news agency reported the finding, citing the online edition of the journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology at the Danish Cancer Society in Copenhagen based their conclusion on a 30-year examination of ...

Read More »

Telekom Malaysia on Twitter

Finally, TM is on Twitter, a first move to communicate with customers. Whether this will be a one way communication or a two way, we will see over time! Hope to see Streamyx on Twitter too. http://twitter.com/tmcorp

Read More »

New Green Packet WiMAX Modem

Below are two next generation Wave 2 compliant WiMAX modems(Tower & Shuttle) that GP has unveiled recently at the WiMAX Forum Congress Americas. Tower is for home use while Shuttle is a USB modem. More details here Both modems has been tested on Packet One’s WiMAX network, now it is a matter of time for P1 to offer these new ...

Read More »

Broadband in Malaysia one of the highest price in the region

TM prides itself in the region when it comes to broadband, but not according to the Malaysia-Australia Business Council, Intel Malaysia and the consumers. A recent study on Internet quality conducted by Oxford University and sponsored by Cisco also pointed out that Malaysia was ranked a poor 48th among 66 countries surveyed (view the press release here). Below are some ...

Read More »