Maxis never a government-linked company

Maxis Communications Berhad has never been a government-linked company (GLC) and has since its inception operated as a private company, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said today. “Maxis has never ever been a GLC and has, since its incorporation, been a private sector entity. Maxis has always utilised private and internally generated funds to establish and grow its telecommunications business,” ...

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What is happening to Time dotCom?

Time dotCom has been in the RED for the past few years. In the year 2002, there were rumors that Maxis is planning to take over Time dotCom. Around March last year, Time dotCom was in “merger talk” with Jaring(Time had just won a 3G license). On December last year, TM was said to be the one to acquire Time. ...

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Fixed Line needs an upgrade or the Telecommunication company itself?

Fortunately, it was a trial run. A video conference between the health minister and the Terengganu state health director descended into a farce as the two were unable to communicate. At one point, minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek told Dr Nordianah Hassan to “stand still and speak into the microphone … I can’t hear what you’re saying“. Dr ...

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Think before even creating that SMS!!

Mobile phone users caught sending threats or obscene messages with pictures can be fined RM50,000 or jailed not more than one year, or both. Tamil Nesan highlighted the caution from Deputy Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor. The deputy minister, who was replying to a supplementary question from Senator Wan Ubaidah Omar in the Dewan Negara on ...

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12,000 Telekom Employees To Get 5.5 Pct Pay Rise

Its true. If you are working with TM as a non- executive employee, you will receive a 5.5 percent salary increase following the signing of a collective agreement (CA) between the National Union of Telecommunication Employees (NUTE). Bernama’s report

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Maxis targeting 600,000 3G subscribers by year end

Maxis is targeting some total 600,000 3G subscribers by year end. I personally tried Maxis 3G, now I am using Celcom 3G. I needed a good quality of 3G service, and not the contents where the service becomes more worst(streaming and 3G speed) as more customers use it without the Telco upgrading their network. Celcom meets my requirement, even though ...

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Top 10 phones for April 2007

1.Nokia N952.Nokia E653.Nokia 63004.Nokia 62885.Sony Ericsson W880i6.Sony Ericsson K800i7.Sony Ericsson W850i8.Nokia N739.Nokia N73 Music Edition10.Sony Ericsson W810iRead the full article here. Note: Results are based on readership as well as data collected from the major mobile operators in Singapore

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WiMAX Asia 2007

Date: May 15 – 17, 2007Venue: The Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore Description: A unique opportunity to meet, network and do business with the WiMax community across Asia. Our comprehensive agenda has been developed to help companies analyse and explore the WiMax business opportunities, challenges, technology solutions and applications presented by this rapidly growing technology. Designed exclusively for the Asian market and ...

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DiGi on possible tie-up with a Broadband provider

It is speculated that DiGi might partner or take over its rival to expand its broadband services. “We are not against acquisitions but are not on the hunt either” chief executive officer Morten Lundal said after the company’s AGM on May 8, 2007 at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur.Time dotCom Bhd and Green Packet Bhd was said to be the “possible” ...

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Telekom Malaysia Posts Higher Q1 Profit

Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) recorded a higher pre-tax profit of RM846.7 million for the first quarter (Q1) ended March 31, 2007 compared with RM842.09 million in the same quarter last year. Revenue for the quarter rose to RM4.181 billion from RM3.787 billion due to higher revenue contribution from mobile, data and internet and multimedia segments, the company said in a ...

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Maxis will soon announce partner for PT Natrindo Telepon Seluler

MAXIS Communications Bhd will be announcing a new partner for its venture in the Indonesian market in the next few weeks. “We have yet to decide (the capital expenditure) for Indonesia as we are discussing with a couple of parties at this point. We will be announcing it (the partner) shortly in a couple of weeks” “I can’t tell beyond ...

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P2P on Mobile Phones

mTouche Technology Bhd chief executive officer Eugene Goh thinks that his company might just have found it for the mobile market. Last month, mTouche launched the M-Bit Network, a global peer-to-peer (P2P) search and file super-distribution network.Continue here JeffOoi wrote M-Bit: New ambit for P2P file-sharing across mobile networksOther News, click here———————————————————————————– mTouche Technology Bhd plans to make this service ...

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Free Upgrade to Windows Mobile 6 for Dopod users

Dopod International (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a leading PDA phone and Smartphone provider, today announced its support for existing users of 838Pro, D810, P800W and the recently launched U1000 to migrate from the Windows Mobile 5 operating system to an improved platform, Windows Mobile 6. This can be done for free and is applicable to all current owners of these devices. ...

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An Interview with Maxis

This is an interview with Maxis by Business Times. I believe these Q&A took place via email. Q: Why is Binariang GSM Sdn Bhd launching a general offer for Maxis? A: Since its inception, Maxis has grown rapidly to become Malaysia’s largest mobile telecommunications company. It has now expanded to markets such as India and Indonesia, and continues to look ...

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Binariang bids for Maxis

Binariang GSM Sdn Bhd, a company owned jointly by tycoon T. Ananda Krishnan’s Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd and its affiliates, has offered to buy shares of Maxis Communications Bhd in cash at RM15.60 per share. This makes the privatisation deal worth RM39.9 billion, becoming the largest ever corporate transaction in Malaysia and one of the largest buyouts ever in Asia ...

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