Asia’s fastest submarine cable link opened for business this week, carrying traffic at a blistering 40Gbps between Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines with an additional link to Hong Kong to be added in December.
Malaysians will not have to wait much longer to use LTE services, after the country’s Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced it has allocated spectrum in the 2600MHz band. Eight operators have been allocated licences to the band: Celcom Axiata, DiGi Telecommunications, Maxis Broadband, Packet One Networks, Puncak Semangat, REDtone, U Mobile and YTL Communications.
Like most other people in the telecoms industry I do love a good rumour, there’s simply nothing better than working out the different reasons behind a rumoured deal and then wondering if there’s some magic angle that you’re missing, the link that makes the whole thing make perfect sense.
While many markets around the world have seen lower than expected growth over the past three years in terms of broadband adoption, Russia has bucked the trend by posting big growth figures, according to UK research firm Point Topic.
Biznet Networks president: “To deliver an affordable broadband service for the market is really the challenge.”
Adi Kusma is president of Biznet Networks, one the leading telecoms providers in Indonesia. He is appearing on Day One of the Broadband ip&TV Asia 2012 conference, taking place on the 15th-16th May 2012, KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Telecoms.com speaks to him about the major developments and challenges in the region.
DiGi Telecommunications, Malaysia: “Caps, quotas and throttling are crucial to ensure data profitability”
Praveen Rajan, Head of Internet & Services, DiGi Telecommunications, Malaysia is speaking as part of the Emerging Market Experience Exchange the day before the Broadband ip&TV Asia 2012 conference, 15th-16th May 2012, KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Telecoms.com catches up with him to see what the major concerns and issues are for this local operator.
Ali Tabassi, chief operating officer for YTL Communications, which operates a mobile broadband in Malaysia under the brand name of Yes, believes his company’s service offerings stand up to the brand promise. While in many developed markets mobile broadband coverage often suffers from poor coverage and lacklustre speeds, in Malaysia, Yes will let you stream YouTube videos or conduct video calls whether you’re in downtown Kuala Lumpar or in the mountains near the border of Thailand.
The WiMAX industry continues to suffer from delays and a lack of scale, but can now point to signs that volumes may finally be on the way due a growing number of significant deployments by operators such as Packet One in Malaysia, Yota and Comstar in Russia, Cleawire and its MVNO Time Warner Cable in the US, and UQ Communications in Japan.
WiMAX Vision speaks to CC Puan, CEO of Green Packet Malaysia, and MD of the Green Packet Group, about the firm’s WiMAX interests as both supplier and operator.
Malaysian mobile operator Maxis launched what it claims to be the world’s first commercial mobile payment system based on NFC (Near Field Communications) technology on Thursday.
Malaysian WiMAX operator Packet One Networks (P1) has fleshed out the terms of its agreement with ZTE, which it alluded to last week.
Malaysian operator Packet One Networks (P1) says it is entering into a WiMAX technology partnership with Chinese vendor ZTE. The partnership, which will be formalised next week, is reportedly part of P1′s efforts to accelerate expansion of its WiMAX network.
Redtone, using base stations and CPE equipment from Motorola, has launched the first commercial WiMAX service in East Malaysia. The first phase of the WiMAX network covers the Kota Kinabalu business district. Redtone’s WiMAX licence – a 25MHz slice of spectrum in the 2.3GHz frequency band – will allow the company to extend coverage across [...]
Packet One (P1), a 2.3GHz mobile WiMAX licence holder in Peninsular Malaysia, has become the first operator in the country to launch commercial WiMAX services. The initial promotional offer is RM99 ($30) per month for customers signing up to a 12-month contract for a 1.2Mbps service. A 2.4Mbps service is available at RM299 ($89) per [...]