And now Digi launches 100GB quota broadband plan

MalaysiaDigital News Asia —WITH rivals Maxis Bhd and Celcom Axiata Bhd – and even fixed-line giant Telekom Malaysia Bhd – all making announcements this week, it is no surprise that Digi.Com Bhd has followed suit. Digi, 49%-owned by Norwegian telecommunications giant Telenor ASA, has unveiled two new broadband plans: Broadband 145 and Broadband 185, which offer customers 50GB and 100GB of data quota respectively.

https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/and-now-digi-launches-100gb-quota-broadband-plan

Maxis confident it has a healthy fibre plan

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — GIVEN that a competitor had recently announced a fixed broadband plan that dropped many a jaw, the newly-launched MaxisOne Home plan may seem a bit of an anti-climax. But it does deliver one clear message: That the competition in this sector remains intense as telcos try to differentiate themselves.

https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/maxis-confident-it-has-healthy-fibre-plan

Malaysia’s LTE speeds close in on global average

MalaysiaTelecom Asia — Malaysia’s LTE operators are locked in a close battle for LTE dominance, with no one provider emerging as the 4G speed king, according to research from OpenSignal. An analysis of LTE performance from Celcom, DiGi, Maxis and U Mobile from the wireless coverage mapping company finds that Malaysia’s 4G networks have come close to matching the global average speed of 13.5Mbps.

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/malaysias-lte-speeds-close-global-average

Malaysian telcos in the dark as govt reallocates spectrum

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — The past one week has been a rollercoaster ride for Malaysian mobile operators, and the signs are that it will be a while before this ride ends. About a week ago, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, in a review of the national Budget 2016, announced plans to optimise government income by reallocating telecommunications radio spectrums and making operators bid for them.

https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/malaysian-telcos-dark-govt-reallocates-spectrum

Maxis Q4 profit grows 7.2%, from Malaysia

MalaysiaTelecom Asia — Malaysia’s Maxis has reported a 7.2% increase in net profit for the fourth quarter to 477 million ringgit ($115.8 million), on the back of solid revenue gains. Service revenue grew 3.2% year-on-year to 2.16 billion ringgit despite intense price-focused competition. For the full year, profit after tax grew 0.9% to 1.96 billion ringgit, with service revenue up 3.8% to 8.23 billion ringgit.

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/maxis-q4-profit-grows-72

Digi trains its 4G LTE guns on Maxis

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — TWO of Malaysia’s ‘Big Three’ mobile operators have taken their gloves off, and the stakes are bragging rights – or customer experience, if you prefer – over Fourth Generation/ Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) superiority. Digi.Com Bhd fired the first salvo about a month ago when it declared that with its 50% population coverage, it had the “widest 4G LTE network” in the country.

https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/digi-trains-its-4g-lte-guns-maxis

Maxis claims 4G LTE leadership in Q3 2015

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — MAXIS Bhd threw the Fourth Generation/ Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) gauntlet back at rival Digi.Com Bhd, saying that it was the leader, even as it reported a 5% increase in revenue for its third quarter (Q3) 2015 which ended Sept 30. Maxis recorded Q3 revenue of RM2.166 billion versus RM2.065 billion in the corresponding period a year ago. For the none-month period ended Sept 30, it recorded total revenue of RM6.425 billion versus RM6.266 billion a year ago. [RM1 = US$0.24]

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobility/maxis-claims-4g-lte-leadership

Microsoft signs seven new cloud partners in Malaysia

MalaysiaMIS Asia — Productivity and cloud solutions company Microsoft Malaysia’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme has received another boost with the signing of seven new partners.  During Microsoft Malaysia’s Channel Partner Conference (CPC), held at the Sunway Convention Centre, the seven new partners were announced as:

http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/cloud-computing/microsoft-signs-seven-new-cloud-partners-in-malaysia/

Maxis ditches 2yr contracts, upfront charges with Zerolution plan

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — IN an industry first for Malaysia, Maxis Bhd has introduced a mobile phone purchasing scheme that removes the upfront payment for the device and lets subscribers upgrade their phones every 12 months instead of 24 months, turning it into a more flexible instalment payment programme. In a statement, Maxis said its new Zerolution plan removes all the hassles people usually associate with phone contracts.

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/personal-tech/maxis-ditches-2yr-contracts-upfront-charges-with-zerolution-plan

Maxis in Office 365 partnership with Microsoft

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — MAXIS Bhd said it has partnered with Microsoft Corp to launch a service that incorporates Office 365 into the MaxisONE Business solutions suite, aimed at small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The MaxisONE Business, launched last September, is the all-in-one Internet plan for businesses that comes with unlimited talk and text, Internet access, business-grade services and mobility solutions.

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobility/maxis-in-office365-partnership-with-microsoft

Malaysian telco price war cannot be sustained: Analysts

MalaysiaDigital News Asia — THE intense price competition amongst Malaysian mobile operators is likely to be temporary – at least, that was one of the main key takeaways from analysts briefings hosted by Digi.Com Bhd and Maxis Bhd last week. “At the results [conference] call, the [Digi] management appeared slightly more positive on its second-half 2015 outlook as it believes the current price competition in the market is not sustainable …

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobility/malaysian-telco-price-war-cannot-be-sustained-analysts

Telco Deep Dive: Spectrum refarming in limbo?

MalaysiaMALAYSIA is considered a fairly advanced nation as far as its telecommunication infrastructure, products and services are concerned. Beginning with GSM (Second Generation) technology in 1994, the country eventually adopted 3G (Third Generation) technology in 2005 and rolled out 4G (Fourth Generation) networks in 2013. This progress has been due in part to the proactive and forward-thinking nature of industry regulator the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobile-telco/telco-deep-dive-spectrum-refarming-in-limbo

Slugfest: Malaysia’s Big 3 mobile operators’ FY 2014 performance

Malaysia2014 was an interesting year for mobile operators in Malaysia. Celcom Axiata Bhd appeared to have lost pole position in terms of subscriber base, Maxis Bhd starting to regain some of its lost ground, and Digi.Com Bhd continued to grow its market share in most, if not all, areas. Last year, Celcom’s total revenue fell by 4% to RM7.74 billion, while net profit declined 19% to RM1.7 billion. The decline was partly due to the hiccups it suffered when it implemented an IT transformation programme.

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobility/slugfest-malaysia-big3-mobile-operators-fy2014-performance

Slugfest: Malaysia’s Big 3 mobile operators’ FY 2014 performance

Malaysia2014 was an interesting year for mobile operators in Malaysia. Celcom Axiata Bhd appeared to have lost pole position in terms of subscriber base, Maxis Bhd starting to regain some of its lost ground, and Digi.Com Bhd continued to grow its market share in most, if not all, areas. Last year, Celcom’s total revenue fell by 4% to RM7.74 billion, while net profit declined 19% to RM1.7 billion. The decline was partly due to the hiccups it suffered when it implemented an IT transformation programme.

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/mobility/slugfest-malaysia-big3-mobile-operators-fy2014-performance

Maxis sends employees out to test its new network

As part of its ongoing network upgrade, Maxis Bhd recently sent out over 1,000 of its employees to test the company’s new network on the ground in an event the company dubbed the “New Network Test Drive.” The event had some 800 employees in Klang Valley and 200 employees in the other states going out on the streets and testing the company’s new network based on a number of criteria, namely download speeds, loading time of popular websites and YouTube streaming.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2014/11/07/Maxis-Network-Test/

Maxis and DiGi reveal Malaysian iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus price plans

Apple fans thronged the websites of the major telcos, namely Maxis Bhd and DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd  as the companies revealed the price plans for Apple’s latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. In fact, the rush caused a deluge of traffic at each telco’s site, resulting in a near complete standstill when trying to access the respective price plan pages. Celcom Axiata Bhd, the third major telco, has not yet offered its price plans for the new devices.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2014/10/31/iPhone-6-price-plans/

Local telcos announce iPhone 6 and 6 Plus availability

KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Bhd and DiGi Telecommunications announced separately that they will be offering the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the same date — Friday, Nov 7. Pre-orders for both iPhone models will start from Friday, Oct 31 at store.maxis.com.my for Maxis customers and http://www.digi.com.my/iphone for DiGi customers. No word on pricing plans as yet.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2014/10/21/Maxis-Bhd-announces-iPhone-6-and-6-Plus-availability/