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Dear Telco Talk Malaysia Readers, For those of you who are unaware of the Twitter and Facebook button on this blog, do add me to your to your social network. On Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/kkugan On Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/scamboy I “spam” a lot on Twitter but these spam includes my personal views on telco, updated news and more about me. So you might ...

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DiGi to offer ZTE USB Modems

DiGi will soon offer ZTE USB modems for use on its HSPA network, thanks to the deal between ZTE and Telenor. Telecoms equipment supplier ZTE Corporation (HK:073) announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement with Norway’s Telenor Group for the supply of UMTS/HSPA and EDGE USB modems. The company said that the one-year agreement is expected to involve delivery ...

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More News on Tune Talk

Let’s see whether it will be weeks or few months in rolling out its services. Tune Talk to roll out mobile services ‘in a few months’ TUNE Talk Sdn Bhd, Tune Group’s mobile telecommunications unit, will roll out its mobile services “in a few months“, after stamping its presence almost two years ago. The company had initially planned to commercially ...

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DiGi Network Goes Offline

At the time of writing, DiGi, the third largest operator in this country had network problems and a large number of areas had no coverage or service failure started around 12am, 4th July 2009. The affected areas are Gombak, Setapak, Segambut, Kepong, Sentul, Selayang, Sungai Buloh, and Subang Areas. What happens when a network goes down? Most operators say that ...

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DiGi Mobile Broadband Review

Broadband DiGi Internet by DiGi Telecommunications offers Internet surfers even more choice of wireless broadband connectivity while on the road, in the office or at home and we recently got hold of the Extreme package to try out. The Extreme package is DiGi Broadband Internet’s fastest, with advertised average speeds of 2Mbps download and 500Kbps upload speeds but for a ...

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Free RM35- Switch to DiGi via Maybank2u

Switch to DiGi via Maybank2u and get RM35 off your bill or additional RM35 on DiGi Prepaid. More here P.s: Smart way of marketing DiGi!

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Interview with Mobile World- Mobile Phone Security

Mobile World‘s Kashminder Singh & F-Secure talks about threats against mobile phone on BFM 89.9.

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Tune Talk is Launching Next Month

It is confirmed that Tune Talk will be launching in July 2009, however I am not aware of the exact date but some people said that it will be on July 15 while others said July 25. Thanks to a reader of this blog, I was told that the no-frills prepaid pack will cost RM8 and comes with a free ...

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Celcom Broadband Not Number 1 on Speed

Celcom is currently the Number 1 mobile broadband provider in Malaysia. True, but the question here is are they number 1 in speed as well? Take a look at the screen shots below(using Celcom HSDPA), taken around 11.30pm on June 28, 2009(Sunday). Please open image in a separate window for a larger view: Celcom 3G crawling speed on YouTubePing to ...

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Adv: REDtone WiMAX

Click image for larger view Note: This is an ad

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Malaysia’s Mobile Broadband Is Growing Fast

Over the next five years, the Malaysian telecom market will grow at a CAGR of 9.2 percent, Pyramid Research forecasts. In 2014 it will generate $11.7 billion thanks in part to increased demand for mobile and fixed broadband services, notes Tae-Hyung Kim, analyst at Pyramid Research and author of the report. “Mobile penetration reached 98 percent in 2008, which is ...

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New Maxis Broadband Data Only Sim Plan

I don’t know how long this has been made available, but it is certainly a good deal. The Maxis Broadband Advance Lite Plan is a data sim only package(without modem) and offers speed up to 3.6Mbps at RM78 per month or RM68 if you use direct debit. The only thing that you should be looking at before considering this package ...

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Broadband Big Deal with Celcom

Celcom Vodafone USB Stick plus Celcom Broadband at only RM88. Get this deal and others at Plaza Low Yat on 26 to 28 June 2009. For info- Mobile World

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Hope Remains Hope for a Better Broadband Service

What is the first thing in your mind when it comes to Malaysia’s Broadband service? As for me, in my opinion, the first thing is that the service is not reliable(generally) and can you still call it broadband when videos on popular site Youtube still buffers on a so called broadband connection? Consumer in Malaysia pays a fixed price on ...

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CommunicAsia 2009- Interview with Mobile World

As you noticed, there has been a slow update over the past week on this blog. The reason is because I was at Communic Asia 2009 event that took place in Singapore. So how was Communic Asia 2009? For me, the attendance was disappointing although the first day was crowded but then attendance was worst during the following 3 days. ...

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