LTE

Syed Mokhtar’s Altel takes measured approach to its launch
It was a low profile introduction for the Syed Mokhtar al-Bukhary owned telco, Altel Sdn Bhd, one of the nine telecommunications companies with some 2.6GHz spectrum allocated for Long Term Evolution (LTE) services.
DiGi third to roll out LTE service
After Maxis and celcom, DiGi became the third to launch 4G LTE services when it rolled out in selected high traffic locations in the Klang Valley.
SingTel first to provide roaming customers with Auto Network Selection
SingTel claimed it is the first mobile operator worldwide to provide customers with a network selection feature that automatically connects their mobile devices to preferred partner networks when roaming.
Asia’s mobile-enabled transformation needs regulatory support: GSMA
Asia’s position at the forefront of mobile innovation is secured, but in order to fully leverage its transformative potential, regulatory frameworks and taxation policies are needed, said the GSMA.
Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to align with 700 MHz plan
The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI), the Directorate General Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika of Indonesia (DG SDPPI), the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), have jointly announced their commitment to align with the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) 700 MHz band plan.
Maxis extends LTE coverage beyond Klang Valley
Maxis Bhd, the first Malaysian telco to launch 4G LTE (Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution) services in Malaysia, said it has extended coverage beyond the Klang Valley, including East Malaysia.
P1’s Michael Lai calls it quits, CC Puan steps in
Michael Lai has stepped down as chief executive offficer (CEO) of Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd for personal reasons, with Green Packet Berhad Group founder and CEO Puan Chan Cheong stepping into the role.
For YTL Comms, it’s all about 1BestariNet
Until YTL Comms landed the 1BestariNet project last year from the Ministry of Education, it was looking like the company would struggle to fulfil the grandiose promise laid out by its executive chairman Francis Yeoh, writes Karamjit Singh.
SMEs to drive innovation in Internet-related services: McKinsey
In the next two to three years, Asia will see very rapid innovation and proliferation of Internet-related services amongst small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), says McKinsey Global Institute.
Will LTE rescue mobile operators?
With the advent of Long Term Evolution (LTE), mobile operators are gearing up for what many industry observers believe to be one of the most important inflection points in the wireless business since the industry went from analogue to digital. Edwin Yapp explores why.
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