Indonesia tightens prepaid SIM card registration rules
Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has tightened the country’s prepaid SIM card registration process to combat high churn rates and abuse, including SMS spam.
Celcom lures night owls with new Xpax Magic SIM plans
Xpax Magic SIM weekly and monthly plans let customers access high-speed internet connectivity between 1am-7am for free, with affordable calling rates in tow.
Digi, Google Malaysia ink direct billing deal
Digi Bhd has entered into an alliance with Google Malaysia that will allow their customers who want to purchase apps and content on Google Play Store to directly debit their postpaid bills or via the deduction of their prepaid airtime balance.
U Mobile rolls out new Internet-packed prepaid pack
U Mobile has announced its Power Prepaid Pack, which includes free basic Internet, free calls every day, mobile credit and more.
Free 24hr Internet, social messaging with new Digi Smart Prepaid plan
Digi has rolled out its new Smart Prepaid plan, which it said gives subscribers constant Internet connectivity and social messaging.
Telco Deep Dive: How Malaysia’s industry fared in Q1 2015
Continuing our Telco Deep Dive series, Goh Thean Eu looks at the leadership changes in Malaysia’s mobile space, with jostling over prepaid and postpaid customers, even as SMS revenue plunged.
Telco Deep Dive: U Mobile plans to be a ‘strong No 4’
Newcomer U Mobile may be only the No 4 mobile operator in Malaysia, but it has been slowly creeping up on the ‘Big 3’ and its CEO Wong Heang Tuck believes it can close the gap even further this year. Goh Thean Eu has the story.
Singapore telcos’ Q1 shows signs of weaker growth ahead
Singapore’s telecommunications players, which saw total mobile revenue grow by about 2% last year, are braced for a challenging 2015 with their Q1 numbers showing signs of weaker growth ahead. DNA editor Goh Thean Eu does some number-crunching.
Digi celebrates 20th birthday
Digi Telecommunications celebrated its 20th anniversary on May 15, with special promotions for its customers.
GST: Prepaid reloads to cost more for now, MCMC clarifies
Prepaid reloads will continue to be sold with the GST (Goods and Services Tax) added to the reload amount, according to industry regulator the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).