Nextnation calls for remedial period

Nextnation Communication Bhd has called for a remedial period before suspension of mobile phone content services for the non-processing of termination requests by customers. In calling for a review of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) guidelines, Nextnation said the current practice was to immediately suspend short codes for such a violation. It said immediate suspension without any remedial ...

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MCMC acts on 11 mobile content services providers

Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has taken action against a total of 11 mobile content services providers for spamming and other regulatory violations. From the middle of last year to early this year, these companies have been slapped with a suspension of their short codes services and at least one has been fined for the violations. Consumers and industry ...

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LG targets to double mobile phone market share

LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company (LG) is targeting to double its share of the Malaysian mobile phone market to 10% this year from 5% in 2006 on the back of new models of its Black Label series. Its vice president and Asia, Middle East and Africa business team leader, Bo H Choi, said the targeted market share would represent sales ...

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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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