Malaysia Government supports TM to monopolise local broadband market

Finally, with all those critics coming from various peoples, the Malaysia Government, representing the Malaysians, has finally decided to support Telekom Malaysia in monopolizing the broadband market. Recently, Telekom Malaysia has been awarded a RM15.6bil High Speed Broadband(HSBB) project over the next 10 years by the Government. The first phase of the project will see Telekom Malaysia Bhd investing RM8.9 ...

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Samsung i-450 #5

Conclusion-Final Review This a final post about the Samsung i-450. Although I am not going to win the phone(the contest is now closed), I am glad that I was given the opportunity to review the Samsung i-450. In my opinion, this a good music phone for normal users. Being the first Symbian phone in the “i” series(the previous “i” was ...

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Samsung i-450 #4

Connectivity, Functions, Camera The Samsung i-450 has HSDPA(up to 3.6 Mbps) on it, so browsing the net has no issue. The only major drawback for connectivity is that although this phone is priced over RM1k, it does not have WiFi. Even the Samsung i-550 has WiFi and priced cheaper than the i-450. WiFi should had be an advantage for the ...

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2008 Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Telecoms Awards

I was at the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Telecoms Awards last Friday. Here are some pictures: (Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly receiving the(diamond) 2008 Mobile Data Service Provider of the Year) (TM Group) (Maxis’s CEO Sandip Das receiving the 2008 Service Provider of the Year Award) Read the full article here.

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Samsung i-450 #3

Design, Feel, and InterfaceNow lets talk about design. To be honest, this is my first slider phone and the experience is great. I could easily slide up and down. Sliding the i-450 upwards reveals a well spaced keypad. It changed my impression that not all sliding phones has small keypads. The keypad was responsive too. The Samsung i-450 is constructed ...

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Samsung i-450 #2

It was a busy month, that’s my only excuse for not writing much about the Samsung i-450. That’s also my excuse for not posting much on this blog this month. Music, Music and Music Let’s get to the point straight, the phone is priced high, at RM 1,599. In my opinion, you should not buy the phone just because it ...

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Go Mobile 2008

I will let this picture say the words: For booking or sponsorship, contact me 019-678-0600 or send me an email. More updates soon.

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Better Telcos, weaker Authorities?

I have met the CEO of Celcom, the CEO of DiGi and the CEO of Maxis. Meeting up with these 3 key people in the 3 main telcos, I have got a strong feeling that all three telcos are now moving towards the right direction in the industry. Maxis, in my own opinion, is a company that is hard to ...

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More Celcom branded modems

Looks like Celcom is going to launch more modems including routers with its 3G broadband plans. I guess they are trying to beat this. And that is going to take place this month, probably with new broadband packages.

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Shaziman missing?

Well not to offense this Minister, but I just can’t find him… It seems that since he was appointed as the new KTAK Minister, he is not showing himself. Looks like his deputy, Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum appear at most of the events, replacing Shaziman. (Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum, in red tie, at the 2008 Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Telecoms ...

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Samsung i-450 #1

Part 1- Features The Samsung i-450 features: General2G Network- GSM 900 / 1800 / 19003G Network- HSDPA 2100Announced- 2007, AugustStatus- Available. Released 2008, February Size Dimensions- 101 x 52 x 17.8 mmWeight- 114 g Display Type- TFT, 256K colorsSize- 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches Ringtones Type- Polyphonic, MP3Customization- Download, order nowVibration- Yes Memory Phonebook- Practically unlimited entries and fields, ...

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No more contract for Maxis Broadband

Maxis recently eliminated the 18 months contract imposed on Maxis Broadband subscriptions. The new policy applies to all new and existing Maxis Broadband subscribers from 28 April 2008 onwards. However users terminating after a 7 days trial period and within 12 months of using the service will have to pay a handling fee of RM200 upon discontinuation of the service. ...

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IDC ASEAN Directions 2008

I know this a very late post, but I am preparing to go to the IDC ASEAN Directions 2008 now. It takes place at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur between 8am-5pm. Basically, IDC is a IT/Telecom research company and this conference is about the future/new market opportunities in five countries which are Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. Registration cost between ...

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Who Says Celcom is Unbeatable?

Now who says Celcom is unbeatable? The media futsal team defeated them in the Celcom Futsal Challenge with Peterpan 2008 last Tueday. We brought home the silver medal, maybe we should consider a serious futsal team since our only defeat was in final. Media Team with Peterpan We got to meet with Peterpan and I attended the Peterpan concert on ...

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Telco Talk [email protected] .mobi

For those who are on the move and want to be updated via Telco Talk Malaysia, visit my new mobile site @ malaysianwireless.mofuse.mobi You can read the full post of Telco Talk Malaysia on this mobile site. Hope you enjoy it, since the loading is fast and the site is lite.

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