In launching its 4G over LTE on Jan 2, Maxis caught everyone by surprise and has put pressure on competitors like Celcom and DiGi to speed up their own rollouts.
Even as the MCMC staunchly defended the reasons for imposing a price-cap on the contentious smartphone rebate for youths, the Government did a backflip and removed it, leaving the regulator in the lurch.
Nearly 5,500 people from ages 21 to 30 had registered for the Youth Communications Package (YCP) which offers an RM200 (US$65) rebate for the purchase of smartphones, as at 7pm on Jan 1, the first day of the offer, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said in a statement. Meanwhile, the Cabinet has agreed to remove the RM500 price cap, The Malaysian Insider reported.
In the wake of criticism over the RM200 rebate for youths to purchase smartphones, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said the incentive was really meant for those who otherwise could not afford it.
Week In Review by Digital News Asia CEO Karamjit Singh. This week, telco matter take the spotlight as DiGi gets hit by RM10,000 fine for poor customer service and the race for more spectrum will be decided by who serves their customer the best.
The government, through industry regulator the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), has finally announced the allocation of the much-anticipated 2600 MHz (2.6GHz) spectrum band to eight operators for the deployment of Long Term Evolution wireless technology.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has announced the allocation of the much-anticipated 2600 MHz spectrum band, paving the way for Malaysians to enjoy 4G services which could offer mobile broadband speeds in excess of 100 Mbps.
Maxis Berhad has agreed to provide 3G Radio Access Network (RAN) access across over 1,300 sites to U Mobile under a mutually beneficial multibillion-ringgit agreement, saying this would ensure greater efficiency in services delivery from both companies.
There was no specific funding support for the ICT sector in the 2013 Budget proposed by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, aside from the RM150 million (US$48.8 million) allocated to create 100 internet centers with high speed broadband for Malaysians to access. The funding will come via industry regulator the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission or MCMC
Hack In The Box (HITB) began as a website, grew into a community and expanded into a movement when it began organizing its annual info-security conference, HITBSecConf, in the early 2000s. It may be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with what is expected to be its biggest-ever conference, but it was almost sunk at the start. Part 2 of a three-part series.