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Malaysia’s billion-dollar 5G roll-out stumbles as deal breaks down between powerful telcos, state-owned operator

Leslie Lopez 19 Apr 2024 KUALA LUMPUR:  The mess surrounding Malaysia’s ambitious roll-out of its superfast fifth-generation cellular network, or…

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South Africa ramps up rural connectivity plans

By Simon Dux | 8 April 2024 The South African Government announced it wants to connect 5.5 million households in…

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Telcos to ride on 5G monetisation opportunities

KUALA LUMPUR: Telcos are seeking out fresh opportunities to monetise the 5G network, including targeting high net worth retail customers…

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Welcome relief for those spending under RM220 on electricity

A consumer group has hailed the government’s decision not to raise the sales and service tax (SST) for households that…

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Malaysia well-deserved to be at the top spot on 5G Consistency Score- Ookla president

Malaysia has proven to the world that the approach it has taken to build a 5G network is successful after…

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Melaka govt to increase water tariff to 16 sen per cubic metre come February

Domestic users will see a minimum increase of an average 16 sen per cubic metre in the state’s water tariff…

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Ehailing, p-hailing workers to get special telecom deal

A special telecommunications package with exclusive discounts for all ehailing and phailing workers will be announced today, says Communications Minister…

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Competing LEOsat constellations are not helping mobile operators

The 5G non-terrestrial network (NTN) market must overcome some big challenges before MNOs can embrace it

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No extra fee for 5G will help economy but govt must keep watch, says Fomca

The government's commitment to see that mobile network providers do not charge extra for 5G access helps ensure that no…

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Consumers disagree with Fahmi’s ‘no additional charges for 5G’ announcement, claim telcos still imposing fees

Consumers have expressed scepticism over Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil’s announcement that telcos are no longer imposing additional charges for 5G.

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Penang’s Farlim folk to face 12-hour water cut next Thursday

The Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) has announced a 12-hour water cut in the Bandar Baru Air Itam or Farlim…

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Malaysia’s telcos set to agree ‘compromise’ deal with govt, ending face-off over a second 5G operator

The 5G saga continues. This never ending story is so convoluted with twists and turns with no end in sight.…

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Malaysia’s ECRL first to have 4G rail communication network in Southeast Asia

Malaysia is set to make history as the first Southeast Asian country to implement an LTE-Railway (LTE-R) communications network using…

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Celcom users in parts of Pahang and Terengganu facing service disruptions

Celcom users in parts of Pahang and Terengganu are currently facing a service disruption for voice calls, SMS, and Internet…

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Ong asked Huawei to get a 5G contract through direct negotiations

Former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Ong Kian Ming questioned the government's move to award a second 5G network…

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