Samsung Malaysia Electronics now has 151 smartphone service points

Samsung Malaysia Electronics announced that it has expanded the Samsung Smart Service centers across Malaysia. Established in 2003 with only 38 service points, the Samsung service network has since grown to a total of 151 smartphone service points and 94 service points for consumer electronic products around Malaysia.

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Worldwide smartphone sales reached 336 million units in 1Q says Gartner

Worldwide smartphone sales to end users reached 336 million units, an increase of 19.3 per cent during the first quarter (1Q) of 2015, according to market research firm Gartner, Inc. This growth was led by strong smartphone sales in emerging markets (excluding China); the fastest growing regions were emerging Asia/Pacific, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa. Due ...

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U Mobile to use TM Next-Gen Backhaul services to accelerate 4G LTE rollout

U Mobile Sdn Bhd and Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today signed an agreement for the provisioning of backhaul connectivity services through TM Next-Gen Backhaul (NGBH) services. The agreement is sealed for a period of nine (9) years. Under this collaborative deal, TM will be providing fibre mobile backhaul connectivity via its TM Next-Gen Backhaul Services (NGBH) of up to 1Gbps ...

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11Street mobile apps launched, RM1,111 shopping credits available daily

The latest e-mall in Malaysia, 11street mobile app is now available as a free download from Apple Store (iOS) and Google Store (Android). The HTML-based website is also mobile-optimized to support browsing on other mobile operating systems such as BlackBerry and Windows-based devices. 11Street Malaysia “online shopping mall” was launched in April this year. It offers a wide selection of ...

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Get 3GB Data + 3GB WiFi with Celcom FIRST Basic 38 plan at RM38/month

Celcom Axiata Berhad, the first and foremost mobile telecommunications provider in the country recently introduced its new FIRST Basic 38 postpaid plan. Customers’ satisfaction has always been Celcom’s top priority and First is designed to pamper them in a world of exclusive privileges and personalised plans based on their individual needs, making them feel special and valued.

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Telekom Malaysia part of MCT submarine cable system

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) signed an agreement yesterday with two (2) other regional Telco players– Symphony Communication of Thailand and Telcotech of Cambodia, forming a consortium for the establishment of a state-of-the-art; the Malaysia – Cambodia – Thailand (MCT) submarine cable system. The latest intra-regional submarine cable system will be constructed by Huawei Marine Networks. It spans approximately 1,300 km ...

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Celcom Axiata has close to 12.3 million subscribers, lost 688k subs in 1Q15

Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), the parent company of Celcom Axiata Bhd announced its Quarter 1, 2015 financial results last week. As of Q1 2015, Celcom has 12,279 million subscribers. There are 9,540 million prepaid and 2,739 million postpaid subscribers.

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Lazada mobile app reached over 11 million downloads

Online shopping mall, Lazada announced today that its mobile application for Android and iOS have reached over 11 million downloads to date. The company launched the Android app in June 2013 followed by the iOS app in January 2014. Lazada claims it is Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination with presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, ...

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Digi takes a U-Turn, now saying 1800MHz 4G LTE available in Penang & Sarawak

At a media event yesterday, mobile operator Digi said that it planned to offer 4G LTE service using the 1800Mhz spectrum but did not share any specific details on deployment when asked at the press conference. Digi was announcing that its 4G LTE coverage in Klang Valley now stands at 79%.

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Digi 4G LTE coverage in Klang Valley now at 79%, 1800Mhz LTE coming soon

Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) announced today that its 4G LTE coverage in Klang Valley now stands at 79%. The Telco, which launched its 4G LTE service in July 2013 claims that it is the fastest growing network in Malaysia. Its nationwide 4G LTE population coverage currently stands at 33% and it is targeting a 45% nationwide population coverage by ...

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TM renews agreement with 4 state-backed companies for fibre connectivity

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) recently renewed its Partnership Agreement separately with four (4) state-backed companies (SBCs) for the provision of fibre connectivity services to network operators residing in telecommunication tower facilities owned by the SBCs. The four SBCs are D’Harmoni Telco Infra Sdn Bhd (Johor), Perak Integrated Network Services Sdn Bhd (Perak), Perlis Comm Sdn Bhd (Perlis), and Yiked Bina ...

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2nd Microsoft Authorized Reseller Store to open in Sunway Pyramid

Microsoft Malaysia will be officially opening its 2nd Authorized Reseller Store on Saturday, 23rd May 2015, in Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya. Similar to its first store, recently launched in KLCC, the authorized reseller store will offer a range of Microsoft products, including Windows Phones, feature phones, Surface devices as well as Windows, Microsoft Office 365 and more. The store will also ...

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64 LTE-Advanced systems commercially launched in 39 countries

64 operators have commercially launched LTE-Advanced systems in 39 countries, according to a new information paper released by GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association. LTE-Advanced deployment is a major industry trend, it said. 116 operators, i.e. around 30% of LTE operators are investing in carrier aggregation technology worldwide and are at various stages of deployment. Carrier aggregation is the first ...

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HotelQuickly app recorded over 1 million downloads

HotelQuickly, a last-minute hotel booking smartphone app, has reached a milestone by recording more than 1,000,000 (1 million) downloads since its launch two years ago. The HotelQuickly app provides a curated selection of top hotels in 200+ destinations across Asia Pacific. To date, more than 6,000 three to five star hotels have teamed up with the start-up, making the app ...

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WeChat has 549 million monthly active users globally

WeChat, one of the world’s fastest growing social application, has recently announced that it has reached 549 million monthly active users globally. It had 500 million users three months ago in Q4 2014. In Malaysia, WeChat claims that it continues its dominance in the mobile social communication space and boasts 95% smartphone penetration rate in the local scene. According WeChat, ...

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