5G network, born in Japan?

Japan’s NTT DoCoMo said it began testing a new cellular network nearly 100 times faster than its current system. The company said in a press release it had started testing equipment and hopes to achieve download speeds of up to 300Mbps. Their current maximum download speeds are 3.6Mbps. Completion of the new network is scheduled by 2009.

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TM and Maxis clear to go in Indonesia

Indonesia has set limits on the foreign ownership of companies in several sectors it says are key to national security, including cellular and fixed line telecommunications firms, the country’s trade minister said. The regulations would not apply to foreign investments that are already in place or are being processed, Mari Elka Pangestu said. “The new regulation isn’t retroactive.” Foreign ownership ...

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Tune to Talk

Tune Talk, a company owned by Datuk Tony Fernandes via Tune Ventures Sdn Bhd is waiting to be awarded a Network Service Provider (NSP) licence that will enable it to operate as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Read more.

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What happens if you hate your Mobile Service Provider??

In Australia, this is what HAPPENS!!! WATCH here So, what do think? It was a 90 minute chase by 2o police cars, 2am in the morning across Minchinbury, Mt Druitt, Dharruk, Emerton, Glendenning and Plumpton in Sydney, Australia. Mr.John Robert Patterson,the 45 year old hero, drove an army tank to destroy six mobile phone towers and an electricity sub-station in ...

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Celcom contributes 1,000 mobile phones

Celcom (M) Berhad contributed 1,000 handphones valued at RM200,000 for use by officials of Sukan Malaysia (SUKMA) 2008 scheduled for May 31 to June 9. Bernama reports here. Wonder what brand could those mobile phones be? imobile?

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3G license in wrong hands?

Now it has been more than 2 years since 3G service has been launched. Maxis had some 380,000 3G customer as at April this year while Celcom has 270,000 3G customers. There are close to 23 million mobile users in the country. Did 3G failed to take off? MiTV and Time was awarded 3G license on March 2006 last year. ...

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IZZi iBurst Mobile Wireless Broadband

IZZinet Sdn Bhd formerly known as MoBif Wireless Broadband Sdn Bhd is a subsidiary of MoBif Berhad has launched its iBurst service yesterday. The service which covers Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Cheras and Ampang offers download speed up to 1Mbps and upload speed of 384Kbps. Operating in the 1790 – 1795 MHz band with a 5Mhz bandwidth, iZZi ...

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iBurst launched

iZZinet Sdn Bhd has just launched their iBurst service. The services offers speed up to 1Mbps with a monthly access fee of RM88. To use it, users must sign up a one year contract and will receive a free modem. Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Cheras and Ampang are covered by iBurst. It is believed that iZZinet Sdn Bhd ...

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Interview with Datuk Jamaludin Ibrahim

Here is an interview between Starbiz and Datuk Jamaludin Ibrahim. StarBiz: Why quit when Maxis is headed for some very exciting times ahead? Jamaludin: Business-wise, Maxis has achieved a lot and made inroads into Indonesia and India and is positioned for its next growth phase. Due to that there is a need to change the management team as this calls ...

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Maxis CEO is retiring

Datuk Jamaludin Ibrahim, the name that is always related to MAXIS, will be retiring as Group CEO this July,31. Jamaludin, seated on the right He was recently named Asian Mobile Operator CEO of the year. Datuk Jamaludin will be replaced by Sandip Das who was the former CEO of Hutchison Essar(India) as Maxis CEO for Malaysian operations. It is understood ...

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Telco Talk Q&A

I have been receiving tons of emails for the past few months. Most readers has been asking a lot of question regarding mobile services. To make things easy, send an email with the subject “Telco Talk Q&A-(Your own subject)” to [email protected] Your question/emails are most welcomed.

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MiTV:The Insider

MiTV is aggressively looking for new staff for its soon to-be-launch 3G services. At this point, there are focusing in expanding their contact centre. If my sources are right, MiTV3G should be available by next month. Note: scamboy is currently looking for a job, is MiTV reading this?

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The Truth of DiGi prepaid is proven

Remember The Truth about prepaid war last year???? The people behind www.thetruthaboutprepaid.com , McCann Erickson Malaysia won the Grand Prix 2007 Dragon(The Dragon of ASIA) award beating 16 entries from 7 countries at the Promotion Marketing Awards of Asia (PMAA). www.thetruthaboutprepaid.com was designed for Digi. Last year, Celcom came out with www.thetruthaboutprepaid.com.MY few weeks after DiGi lauched www.thetruthaboutprepaid.com McCann Erickson ...

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iPhone Hacked!!!

Jon Lech Johansen has successfully able to hack the iPhone’s WiFi and iPod feature. You can use it without activating it over iTunes although you won’t be able to use the phone features. iPhone hacked!!!

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Celcom 3G RM68 package

Sounds interesting? Thats what I heard from a friend(not a close one) of mine. Sources say that Celcom MIGHT come up with something like Maxis Wireless Broadband package. Celcom, if you are reading this, I want you to know that I will be excited to sign up for the package. I am not sure whether the rumors are true or ...

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