Govt must implement WiMax spectrum now, says Intel

Malaysia needs to scale up the infrastructure to increase personal computer (PC) penetration and Internet usage by launching the WiMax spectrum now, and needs to reinvent itself as a true digital nation to increase its competitiveness at the global level. Intel Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd country manager Debjani Ghosh said the government must also provide better quality broadband connection at ...

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DiGi studying options in case WiMAX bid fails

DIGI.Com Bhd is believed to be studying two options in the event it does not win a WiMAX licence to offer high-speed Internet services, sources close to the company said yesterday. The company is looking at a short-term plan of partnerships, followed by an acquisition.

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Prepaid Registration: Dealers, Its your turn…

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will study registering mobile communications service dealers to ensure the registration of prepaid mobile users are carried out effectively. The recent success of registering 85% of prepaid mobile numbers, as directed by the Government last year, was commendable.

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Report SMS spam- MCMC

If you receive unsolicited spam SMS and get billed for it, report to the Malaysian Multimedia and Communication Commission, your telephone company and the content provider. MCMC corporate communications head Adelina Iskandar said the commission knew of cases where mobile phone users were charged for unsolicited spam SMS.

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MNP is here to stay!!

The inconvenience that comes with changing mobile phone numbers will soon be a thing of the past with the introduction of mobile number portability (MNP) scheduled for introduction as early as next year. With MNP, users can switch to any network provider and retain their phone numbers. In the past, it was the hassle of informing friends and contacts of ...

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Keng Yaik Lines Up Four Tasks To Scrutinise Telcos

Chinese New Year celebration or not, Energy, Water, and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik is still very much at work as he disclosed the four things the ministry will do to ensure better services for telecommunications consumers. Admitting that he is yet to be satisfied with the network coverage provided by the telecommunications companies (telcos), Lim said ...

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Green Packet appoints Michael Lai

Former TM Net Sdn Bhd chief executive officer (CEO) Michael Lai has joined Green Packet Bhd and has been tasked to spearhead its global operations and to expand its business presence abroad. Green Packet said in a statement on Jan 15 that Lai has been appointed the new CEO of its global marketing arm Green Packet International Sdn Bhd effective ...

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Celcom hires agency to collect debts

Celcom Mobile Sdn Bhd has appointed a debt collection agency to recover outstanding debts from mobile users, particularly those in the Klang Valley. Under a recently signed agreement between Celcom and Radzi Consulting, the latter has been tasked to manage an Internet portal, www.tunggakan.com, and collect the payments on behalf of Celcom.

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Telcos: Moving Fast Forward

TELECOMMUNICATIONS companies (telcos) are expected to play their cards differently this year, given the almost saturated market and imminent implementation of mobile number portability. Over the past few years, the big players – Telekom Malaysia Bhd via its local mobile unit Celcom (Malaysia) Bhd, Maxis Communications Bhd, DiGi.Com Bhd – have been engaged in a prepaid starter pack price war.

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Announcement: TM Net

We wish to inform our valued customers that TM Net will be performing a service upgrading exercise on its e-mail servers, which include the smtp.tm.net.my, pop.tm.net.my & webmail.tm.net.my from 6.00 p.m. on Friday, 29th December 2006 until 6.30 a.m. on Saturday, 30th December 2006.

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DiGi Successfully Restored Its Services

DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd has successfully restored communications links to all countries affected by the damaged undersea cables. DiGi’s Head of Network Planning, Abdul Karim Fakir bin Ali, said: “We have fully re-established links to the United States, China and Korea. Our customers can resume using IDD, roaming and SMS services involving these countries.”

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Announcement: DiGi

Dear valued DiGi customers, The earthquake in Taiwan damaged undersea cables disrupting Internet traffic, roaming services in and international calls to Taiwan, Korea, China and the United States.

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Announcement: TM Net

We wish to inform our customers that the Internet service is currently experiencing a degradation in performance caused by several outages at some of the international links. This is attributed to the Richter 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck off the southern coast of Taiwan at 12.07 a.m. on 27th December 2006, which caused the APCN2 (Asia Pacific Cable Network 2) ...

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Taiwan earthquake damages Asia’s internet

An undersea earthquake off the coast of Taiwan on Boxing day severely disrupted communications across east Asia by damaging cables. The tremor struck at 12.26 GMT yesterday, and was measured at 7.1 on the Richter scale by the US Geological Survey. Warnings of a one metre high tsunami headed for the Philippines were issued, but the wave did not make ...

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MCMC to set up RM20m fund for 3G content development

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will set up a mobile content development fund, believed to be around RM20 million, next year to drive 3G usage in the country. MCMC’s head of corporate communications, Adelina Iskandar, said the regulatory body intended to set up the initiative to spur the growth of content development that was more relevant to users. ...

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