Telecom 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.
China Tech News — China-based ZTE Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Malaysia’s U Mobile Sdn Bhd for the development of Pre5G mobile broadband technologies. The partnership will help U Mobile deliver substantial network performance upgrades using ZTE’s proprietary Pre5G technologies including Massive MIMO.
Telecom Asia — Telecom equipment vendors have taken more strides towards delivering 5G networks, with the 5GNOW project reaching completion and ZTE announcing an R&D partnership in Malaysia. ZTE has announced it has entered an R&D partnership with Malaysia’s U Mobile focused on the development of pre-5G and 5G mobile broadband technologies.
FOR many years, the highly competitive and saturated Malaysian mobile communications scene was dominated by the top three players in the market: Maxis Bhd, Celcom Axiata Bhd and Digi.Com Bhd. However U Mobile Sdn Bhd, one of the newer companies in the market, believes that there is still ample opportunity for it to make a difference, woo new customers, and more importantly, become the strong No 4 player.
U Mobile Sdn Bhd is collaborating with Oppo Mobile Malaysia to offer bundle plans for the Oppo Joy and Oppo Neo 5 smartphones, the first local telco to do so. “U Mobile and Oppo both strongly believe in delivering best value offerings at the most affordable prices to our customers and that has become the main foundation of this partnership,” said U Mobile chief marketing officer Jasmine Lee.
KUALA LUMPUR : Recognizing the importance of protecting customer data, U Mobile incorporates Blancco’s industry leading data erasure technology. Consumers who take advantage of trade-in programs for mobile devices are often unaware that factory resets will not remove all data from smartphones and tablets. Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, is now partnering with U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s most dynamic and innovative telco, to offer Malaysia’s first trade-in program for mobile devices with services for complete data erasure.