Intel favors WiMax over 3G for Centrino

At a media briefing prior to the opening of this week’s Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, Mooly Eden, general manager of Intel’s Mobile Platforms Group, decreed that the chipmaker is leaving third-generation (3G) wireless technology in the hand of vendors and will devote its future energies to developing and promoting the emerging WiMax technology. “You’re not going to get a ...

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MCMC on mission to solve Measat-3 Interference

An MCMC workforce has been set up to solve the issue on the interference of Measat-3‘s downlink transponder(frequencies ranging from 3.4Ghz to 4.2 Ghz) with the 3.5Ghz spectrum. Theedgedaily reported that the MCMC’s working group is expected to submit its recommendations by the end of the week. Four days ago, NasionCom has raised its concerned over the Government’s plan to ...

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To :33030 "Mr.Taxi,pls pick me up in Cyberjaya n send me 2 Putrajaya"

Its right. If you live or if you need a cab in Putrajaya or Cyberjaya, just SMS!! The SMS service is monitored by Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) and operates in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya. There are also plans to implement it in the Klang Valley. To use the service, a user first sends his/her address either in Putrajaya or Cyberjaya(Note: ...

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Universiti Teknologi Petronas plans wireless campus

Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) has collaborate with Telekom Malaysia to set up wireless broadband access in the University. The project, an investment of RM400,000 by UTP will provide wireless broadband service(TMNet hotspot) to its 5,800 students. The Students will need a device with WiFi access and their student ID number to use the wireless broadband service. The wireless broadband service ...

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Broadband services come under fire

CEOs in the country are generally unhappy with the state of Malaysian broadband services, according to a recent survey. The majority (70% of those polled) find broadband Internet access slow. They said broadband service providers seem unable to deliver on the promised access speeds. Service providers TM Net and Jaring promise surfing speeds of between 512Kbps and 4Mbps. Many chief ...

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S60 Mobile Phone

Nokia introduces widget support for S60 and takes a significant step in realizing its vision of transforming mobility and the Internet with rich Web 2.0 experiences. S60 will be the first mobile software platform that enables the creation of widgets using familiar standards-based Web technologies. Available to all S60 licensees, widget support enhances the Internet experience on a mobile by ...

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Smartphones Asia 2007

Date: April 18 – 19, 2007Venue: Meritus Mandarin, Singapore Description: In 2006, 40% of all smartphones were shipped to the Asia Pacific region and this trend is set to increase. This growth is being driven by increasing demand for mobile data, with over 1.1 billion users expected in the Asia Pacific region by 2011, representing over 50% of the total ...

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Concern raised over plan to cancel broadband licences

NasionCom Sdn Bhd is concerned over a Government announcement that it may revoke licences given out to broadband service providers to operate on the 3.5-Gigahertz (GHz) frequency. Peter Tham, its group managing director, said that if the licence were to be withdrawn it would affect the hundreds of customers who rely on NasionCom’s wireless broadband service. “How will we address ...

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New chapter at Maxis

DiGi.Com Bhd seems to be the cellular service provider that continues to spice up the local mobile scene with loads of surprises for consumers the past year, keeping its two rivals, Maxis Communications Bhd and Celcom (M) Bhd, on their toes. Going forward, the challenges for the telcos would be tougher as the playing field gets crowded with newer players ...

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Malaysian Deserves a Better Broadband says Redesign Malaysia & Advertlets

Advertlets.com, an online blog advertising network and RedesignMalaysia.com, a website which campaigns for broadband reform and improvement in Malaysia have launched the “Malaysia Deserves Better Broadband!” campaign. To mark the launch of the campaign, an innovative advertising system has been created that allows local ISPs to target and advertise their services to verified users of competing broadband services – to ...

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An Interview with REDtone by Bizweek

REDtone’s managing director Wei Chuan Beng sheds some light on what to expect from the group with TheStar’s Bizweek. BIZWEEK: How different are things for REDtone now as opposed to a year ago? Wei: It’s been pretty good for us of late. What we have been planning over the past year is beginning to bear fruit. We laid the groundwork ...

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Spectrum allocation, more often than not, draws heated debate

FEW areas of licensing in Malaysia, if any, have been more controversial in recent years than spectrum allocation. After all, the spectrum is a national asset whose use touches so many aspects of everyday life. As such, allocating frequency bands involves the interests of many parties and the stakes are high. Access to the spectrum gives businesses a decent shot ...

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REDtone back in the spotlight

THESE days, REDtone International Bhd’s office in the IOI Business Centre in Puchong is bustling with activity. The pace has visibly picked up and there is a palpable feel-good element in the air. But that’s putting it mildly. After two far-from-stellar years, REDTone regained its spot in the limelight recently, when it was revealed that it is one of the ...

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PC Fair 2007,Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

PC Fair is really big this year…. Check out the pictures taken on the first day. By the way, PC Fair ends tomorrow. Click on the link for more pictures….ALL PICTURES HAS COPYRIGHT, IT MAY NOT BE COPIED FOR ANY USE… CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES!!!! UPDATES:The Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia (Pikom) expects significantly higher ...

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DiGi, Citigroup to offer remittance on mobile phones

DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd has teamed up with Citigroup Global Transaction Services to be the first mobile service provider in Malaysia offering remittance services via mobile phone. DiGi chief executive officer, Morten Lundal said on April 12 the service would initially allow remittance to selected Southeast Asian countries and later extended to other Asian countries. He said DiGi wanted to ...

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