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Celcom Axiata Berhad along with 7 other Service Providers have been awarded an allocation of the 2600 MHz spectrum band by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) a few days ago.

In a statement to the press, Celcom said that it has been allocated two 10 MHz blocks for its introduction of Celcom 4G LTE, following intensive network trials and Celcom’s nationwide network upgrading exercise to a single RAN (Radio Access Network) platform that allows it to implement speedy and seamless LTE (Long-term Evolution) upgrades across its current 2G and 3G network infrastructure.

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Celcom 4G LTE will first be deployed in selected areas in the Klang Valley, Penang, and Johor’s Iskandar Malaysia growth corridor, including the Legoland theme park. The mobile operator also plans to invest up to RM300 million over the next three years on ongoing network modernisation that will fully support LTE technology.

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Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad, commented, “We aim to roll out our 4G spectrum in market centres across Malaysia over the next six months and our customers can now look forward to the next level of experience including blazing-fast data speeds, enhanced browsing and connectivity, and HD-quality video across their mobile devices.”

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“Regardless of wherever they are within Celcom Territory, our customers will enjoy the advantages of our upgraded 4G network supported by Celcom’s current lightning-fast HSPA speeds nationwide which already supports speeds on par with global best-in-class performance.”

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Apart from Celcom, the other 7 operators that received the LTE spectrum are DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd, Maxis Broadband Sdn Bhd, Packet One Networks (M) Sdn Bhd, Puncak Semangat Sdn Bhd, REDtone Marketing Sdn Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd and YTL Communications Sdn Bhd.

With all eyes set on the December 14 arrival of the iPhone 5, Apple Malaysia has quietly updated the official online store, allowing consumers to purchase the new iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad in time for the year-end holiday.


Like the iPhone 5, the iPad mini (reviewed here) is available in either Black & Slate or Silver & White, starting at RM999 for 16GB model, RM1,299 for the 32GB model and RM1,599 for the 64GB model. The Wi-Fi + Cellular variant, on the other hand, starts at RM1,399 for the 16GB model, RM1,699 for the 32GB model and RM1,999 for the 64GB model. At present, both variants are expected to ship in two weeks upon order confirmation.


Arriving less than a year after the ‘new iPad’, the fourth-generation iPad – known simply as iPad with Retina display – introduces the powerful new A6X chip and the all-new Lightning connector. The Wi-Fi model is available at RM1,499 for the 16GB model, RM1,799 for the 32GB model and RM2,099 for the 64GB model. The Wi-Fi + Cellular variant is offered at RM1,899, RM2,199 and RM2,499 respectively.

 

Full pricing as follows:

iPad mini
16GB WiFi – RM999
32GB WiFi – RM1,299
64GB WiFi – RM1,599

16GB WiFi + Cellular – RM1,399
32GB WiFi + Cellular – RM1,699
64GB WiFi + Cellular – RM1,999

iPad with Retina Display (iPad 4)
16GB WiFi – RM1,499
32GB WiFi – RM1,799
64GB WiFi – RM2,099

16GB WiFi + Cellular – RM1,899
32GB WiFi + Cellular – RM2,199
64GB WiFi + Cellular – RM2,499

Rocket Internet’s Asia-oriented e-commerce site Lazada announced yesterday that the company received $26 million in funding from equity investor Summit Partners. The money will be spent on further business development in its five markets: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand. Maximilian Bittner, the regional CEO of Lazada, adds:

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We are very proud to have an investor of Summit’s calibre joining our shareholder base. They have extensive experience in supporting fast‐growing companies which will be of huge benefit as we continue to build out our offering and services to win the Southeast Asian market.

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Lazada launched its new fashion marketplace platform in Malaysia on November 21st. The platform allows offline retailers control over logistics and operations while selling their items online. The company plans to introduce this platform to its other four countries in the near future. It’s an interesting diversification, especially as Rocket Internet already has its own Southeast Asia-oriented fashion e-tailer in the form of Zalora.

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This is the third major investment that Lazada has received in the past four months. Previously the e-commerce site received $40 million from Swedish investment firm Kinnevik, and before that an undisclosed investment rumored to be in the region of $50 million from J.P. Morgan.

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) now provides the online service to view your bill, edit your profile, submit the self-meter reading information, and also allow you to make payment via the Internet. For the online payment, at this moment, it only integrated with Maybank2u, but I believe in the future, for sure they will bring in more online payment services to their portal.

 

 

To start using the TNB E-Service:

  1.  Just visit to their portal at http://e-services.tnb.com.my/eservices
  2. Click on register now
  3. Fill up the information detail including the TNB account number
  4. Verify your email
  5. Start enjoy their convenience that bring by the TNB e-services

 

This is a very useful feature for the people nowadays especially like me, because sometime we may miss out or lost the physical printed bill that deliver to our house. Other than the physical bill issue, I like the online direct payment features as well, because this really bring the convenience to the user to make payment.

 

TNB E-Services registration page

TNB E-Services home page, which allow you to view your bill history and also make the payment easily via M2U

You may view your consumption amount history in the graph form as well

Google Nexus 7 release date in Malaysia has been confirmed by ASUS. 

The event invitation from ASUS Malaysia to the launch of Google Nexus 7 in Malaysia on 21st September 2012 (Friday) had been received by several tech blogger.

It means Malaysians will be able to buy the first Google tablet soonest at the end of September.

 

About Google Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7 is the world’s first Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet and it is also the first tablet from Google (manufacture by ASUS). First released in July 2012.

Nexus 7 Specs

  • 7-inch 1280×800 HD IPS display
  • 1.2MP front-facing camera
  • 340 grams
  • 8 or 16 GB storage
  • 1GB RAM
  • Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • 4325 mAh battery (10 hours web browsing)
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS

Price: Nexus 7 is only $199 (8GB) and $245 (16GB) in USA. I expect Nexus 7 price in Malaysia to be RM699 (8GB) and RM849 (16GB), will confirm later.

I will attend the event and bring back more information to you. Meanwhile, ask your Nexus 7 questions in the comment below.

Time for IT gadgets shopping again, Malaysia IT Fair (III) 2012 is back into the town with great promotions and best bargains. The Malaysia IT Fair (III) will kick start from 31 August 2012 at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur, than the event will go and visit few locations across Malaysia in September.

 

Malaysia IT Fair (III) 2012 schedule

  • 31 August – 2 September : Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur
  • 7 – 9 September : Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh
  • 7 – 9 September : 1 Borneo, Kota Kinabalu
  • 27 – 29 September : Terengganu Trade Centre, Kuala Terengganu
  • 28 – 30 September : PISA, Penang

For more information about the Malaysia IT Fair, please visit their official web site at http://www.malaysiaitfair.com.my or facebook page

 

Announced a few months back, Bank Negara are officially making the new bank notes a reality from the 16th Of July. The new notes will be in circulation alongside the existing banknotes which will remain legal tender. The theme for the banknotes will be “Distinctively Malaysia” and will feature iconic Malaysian sights like Mount Kinabalu as well as the Wau Bulan and Rafflesia flower. The new banknotes will come in the same denominations as the previous run with the exception of a new addition, the RM20 note. On top of that, the new RM1 and RM5 notes will be polymer as opposed to the regular material now.

 

FPX most outstanding merchant award 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyClear) hosted Most Outstanding Merchant Award event this afternoon at Sasana Kijang, Jalan Dato Onn, to award top ten merchant of FPX and Direct Debit in year 2011. FPX is a service provides consumers with the convenience to purchase and shop at their favourite retail websites and online stores while Direct Debit is a recurring types of payment service.

 

MyClear managing director Mohd Suhail Amar Suresh said MyClear will have additional two to four thousand merchants of FPX and Direct Debits after they have appointed few companies as its third party acquirer (TPA) in helping MyClear to acquire merchants. He said that the company will extend FPX operational hours to 24 hours a day, seven days a week by year-end. “Indeed, the number of transactions of FPX and Direct Debit services have increased significantly to over one million transaction as at the end of 2011 and having transaction growth rate of  30 per cent every month,” Suhail said.

The most outstanding merchant of FPX are:

  • Celcom Axiata
  • MYEG Berhad
  • Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia
  • MOL AccessPortal Berhad
  • Makhamah Peserkutuan Malaysia
  • Tune Money Sdn Bhd
  • MOLPay Sdn Bhd
  • RHB OB PayPal
  • Mobile88.Com Sdn Bhd

The most outstanding merchant of Direct Debit are:

  • ING Insurance
  • MCIS Zurich
  • Allianz
  • Manulife
  • Great Eastern
  • Prudential BSN
  • NEP Diamond Marketing Sdn Bhd
  • Exertainment Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  • BMW Credit (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
  • WongJin Coway (M) Sdn Bhd

U Mobile recently opened its 13th outlet in Malacca. The new store is part of the company’s initiative to widen its footprint in the southern region of the country. The store will also provide customers with greater accessibility to U Mobile products and services.

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“With the new store, we are looking to provide our customers greater convenience and access to our products and services, allowing them to enjoy all the benefits of being a U Mobile subscriber. Customers have always been our utmost priority and this initiative too will allow us to hear more from our customers, understand their needs and challenges, and foster closer relationships,” said Dr. Kaizad Heerjee, Chief Executive Officer, U Mobile.

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In conjunction with the opening of the store, the first 20 customers who subscribed to the telco’s postpaid or prepaid plans were given a limited edition Dragon-shaped thumb drive courtesy of U Mobile. In addition, the first 25 customers who downloaded the free tumbler coupon from U Mobile’s Facebook page received a limited edition BlackBerry tumbler as well.

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15 May 2012 – iPay88, Malaysia’s award winning payment gateway system, is announcing that its customers are able use their American Express (AMEX) credit cards with iPay88’s payment solutions.

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iPay88 is Malaysia’s first payment gateway that accepts American Express credit cards.

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This brings American Express into iPay88’s umbrella, along with credit card such as Visa and Mastercard SecureCode, expanding our solutions for payment.

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American Express users will be protected by iPay88’s fraud prevention system, which meets the PCI Data Security Standard Compliance.

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For more detail about the Payment Gateway, visit iPay88 official web site