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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TIME teams up with MSC Management for WiMax, WiFi solutions

TIME Engineering Bhd, the ICT flagship outfit of the UEM Group, has been appointed by Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd’s subsidiary, MSC Management Services Sdn Bhd (MSCMS), to market the latter’s Air Broadband WIMAX and WIFI solutions and services.

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DiGi airlifts relief supplies to flood victims

DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (”DiGi”) chartered helicopters to airlift emergency supplies to flood victims in Segamat today. The company budgeted RM500,000 for relief efforts, including purchases of daily necessities, transport costs, and free airtime for affected customers.

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Telekom mum on news of cable link project with AT&T

TELEKOM Malaysia Bhd (TM), the country’s biggest phone company, is keeping mum on talk that it is in discussion with AT&T, the largest US telephone company, to build a cable link between the US and South-East Asia.

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Race for Hutchison Essar heats up

The race for India’s Hutchison Essar has heated up with Reliance Communications Ltd reported to have proposed a joint-bid with Maxis Communications Bhd for the country’s fourth largest mobile provider, and the possible entry of Britain’s Vodafone Group plc as another suitor. According to the Indian Press, Reliance had proposed a merger with Maxis’ Indian subsidiary, Aircel Ltd, to get ...

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MBOX offers users celebrity voices for voice mailbox

IdotTV Sdn Bhd, an associate company of mTouche Technology Bhd, has teamed up with Maestro Talent and Management Sdn Bhd to launch MBOX platform, offering mobile phone users celebrity voices to answer their voice mailbox. Sedania Media Group, the parent company of IdotTV, in a statement yesterday said IdotTV is forming similar strategic alliances to represent each genre and niche ...

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Huawei-3Com to deploy network for Universiti Malaya

Huawei-3Com (H3C) is deploying a campus-wide converged network for Universiti Malaya (UM) under a RM4.5 million project, which will be implemented over two years. “Through this deployment, the university will be able to implement high performance and cost effective voice, video and data communications applications,” according to a joint statement issued on Dec 20.

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Maxis bids for India’s Hutchison Essar

Maxis Communications Bhd has made a bid for a controlling stake in India’s Hutchison Essar, the fourth largest mobile operator there, in an effort to further stamp its presence in the Indian market, according to press reports from India. Hutchison Essar, with over 22 million subscribers, is 52%-owned by Hong Kong-based Hutchison Telecommunications International (HTIL) and is valued at around ...

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