Binariang owns more than 90% of Maxis

2 days ago it was reported that Binariang owns more than 75% of Maxis, now the share has been increased to more than 90%. Binariang does not intend to maintain the listing status of Maxis, by gaining these new shares Binariang has breached the listed entity’s 25 per cent public spread criterion. Maxis would be suspended from the Bursa Malaysia ...

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DiGi-988 A Party 2007

(Original News for Media) DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (“DiGi”) is rewarding its customers with a night of star-studded concert and party to entertain Malaysian youth with the nation’s most anticipated event — the “DiGi-988 A Party 2007”. More than 10 much-loved local and international singers, including Daniel Lee, Gary Chaw, Ee Je Chi, Joey Yung, Nicholas Teo, Victor Wong, Yumiko ...

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Binariang rules Maxis

At the point of writing, Binariang which made a voluntary general offer (VGO) last month to buy the remaining shares of Maxis NOW owns 75% of Maxis Communication Bhd. Binariang expected the privatisation deal to be completed in two months, now I guess that they are faster than schedule.

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Protect Environment!! Proper Dispose your Old Phones

You have an 10 years old phone or maybe an old phone that has become a treasure in your home, and you don’t know how to dispose it. Drop by to the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia in Kepong this Sunday, make the proper disposal of your old phone, battery or chargers and save the environment. The “Take Back” campaign ...

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MCMC to fight SMS scams

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will be improving steps to curb the prevailing SMS-spoofing scams but concedes it will be hard to completely eliminate the problem. In SMS-spoofing or fake-MO (mobile originating) scams, content providers use an international gateway to send in a request for content such as mobile ringtones, wallpapers, jokes and horoscope readings to make it ...

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Time partners with Hutchison

TIME dotCom Bhd has entered into an agreement with Hong Kong’s Hutchison Global Communications Ltd to offer customised broadband service solutions to corporate customers in Malaysia. Datuk Baharum Salleh, managing director of TIME dotCom, said through the partnership, the company leveraged on Hutchison’s expertise and network coverage in the international telecommunications market to provide customised solutions. “Under the agreement, TIME ...

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Alcatel-Lucent Gets Telekom Contract

Alcatel-Lucent announced today it has been awarded a 10 million euro (RM46.27 million) contract to supply a 10-gigabit next generation IP (Internet Protocol)/Ethernet network to Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM). The network is being delivered through AirStar (M) Sdn Bhd, a local solutions provider in telecommunications and information and communications technology (ICT), Alcatel-Lucent said in a statement. According to Alcatel-Lucent, its ...

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Maxis will soon implement SMS antispam system

Maxis will soon implement antispamming and antispoofing solutions which it claims will lower the amount of SMS scams received by its 8.5 million customers by up to 80%. To be up and running in July, the telco has invested close to RM3.5mil in the technology that would verify the authenticity of the sender before the message reaches the receiver. The ...

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MCMC to conduct Handphone survey

NOTIFICATION HANDPHONE USERS SURVEY ,2007 (Click image for larger view) The MCMC will be conducting a nationwide survey among mobile phone users in this country. The survey which will run until next month is aimed in collecting data such as average SMSes per day, unsolicited SMSes per week, International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) awareness, mobile number portability awareness and mobile ...

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Time signed MoU with Kedah ICT Holdings

TIME dotCom Bhd entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kedah ICT Holdings Sdn Bhd to join the Kedah Telecommunications Open Provider Infrastructure Access (KTOPIA) project to deliver broadband services. KTOPIA is a multi-service providers’ open access network that delivers broadband services to certified properties, premises, buildings and residences within identified zones in Kedah, TIME dotCom said in a ...

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Time to survive?

Time is currently in talks with certain parties to roll out its 3G services. Quoted from Business Times: “We are in discussions with several companies on the content, network and connectivity.” According to its Managing Director Datuk Baharum Salleh the company will roll out its 3G services in the “most economical way” and in tandem with market demand. I wonder ...

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Notice: Maxis and Hotlink customers

Please be cautious that an unsolicited SMS is being sent or circulated informing recipients that they have won a sum of cash from Maxis/Hotlink. Please DO NOT respond to it. Example of messages:Congratulations! Anda memenangi CEK TUNAI RM11,000 dari MAXIS.Info sila hubungi perkhidmatan MAXIS 006281xxxxxxxxx. http://www.maxis.com.my. From +6281xxxxxxxxxThis message is neither sent nor authorised by Maxis / Hotlink.

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Maxis to maintain mobile data revenue growth

THE country’s largest mobile operator, Maxis Communications Bhd, aims to maintain its mobile data revenue growth this year with more content downloads and higher third-generation (3G) customer base. The company is on track to double its 3G customer base this year to more than 446,000 users. It had 380,000 active 3G users as at April this year. Maxis’ mobile data ...

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Government employees not keen on Internet

Government employees are not as keen about the Internet as their counterparts in the private sector, according to a recent survey by Kelly Services Inc, an international recruitment agency. The survey found that only 53% of Government workers regularly use the Internet compared to 80% of workers in the private sector. The survey also found that 61% of Government workers ...

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Ignore SMS related to Tax status

If you happen to receive any sms that claims to be from Customs Department enquiring about your tax status, IGNORE IT!!! Quotes from TheStar: “Although we had announced that the system would be launched on April 1, its implementation was deferred on technical grounds,” said Customs Sirim Integrated Electronic Common System (SPEKS)Senior Assistant Director II, Iskandar Jaafar. “The consumers were ...

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