A new report on the state of LTE connections across the globe has been released by OpenSignal; and it shows that Malaysia is not doing all that badly compared to developed countries. The usual suspects still top the charts in terms of LTE speeds and coverage, but the rest of the world is catching up.
Originally announced by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Razak under the revised Budget 2016 last week, the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has finally shed some light on the upcoming spectrum reallocation that will be done through bidding process. It apparently will be affecting spectrum in the 900MHz and 1,800MHz bands as well as involving four major telcos.
In a surprising move, Digi has unveiled a new postpaid plan that looks to be one of the best value-for-money plans available today. The SmartPlan 75, revealed late last night via its official website, offers 7GB of mobile Internet, unlimited calls, and plenty of value added bonuses for just RM75.
With Netflix’s official arrival in Malaysia, iflix has amped up its game with the announcement of its collaboration with local telecommunication company, Digi. Digi customers will be getting 12 months worth of access to iflix for free, and all they need to do are a few simple steps.
Over the past two and a half weeks, we asked our readers – yes, you! – to vote for the best products and stories of the year that has passed. We shared our opinions in the Editor’s Choice Awards posted this morning, but we’re sure you’d like to know what was your say.
This time around, we’ve received over 2.5 times the total votes from last year – a huge jump which further increases the authority and authenticity of the votes. Without further ado, here are the results!
Truth to be told, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) serves fines to telcos quite often which is why this news might not be surprising to some of our readers out there. Nevertheless, the reason for this particular set of fines is rather concerning since they involve false registration for prepaid SIM cards.
Over the weekend, Digi launched its first “People’s Tower” in Setia Alam after the conclusion of its recent campaign called “You Tweet, We Build”. The campaign was organised on Twitter, where users would tweet the location they wanted Digi to set up its 4G LTE tower; complete with the hashtag #DigiWeWant4G.
[Update 18/11/2015]: Celcom has launched two of their latest plans, FIRST Blue and FIRST Gold. As a result of that, the telco has also removed all previous plans. Digi has also updated their SmartPlan with the addition of Digi SmartPlan 238. Maxis also removed SurfMore 75 and introduced MaxisGO.
[Update 11/5/2015]: A lot has happened since our last update. Almost all the telcos have new plans up their sleeves for the year, so hit the break to check them out.
[Update 26/12/2014]: We’ve added Celcom’s new postpaid plans with Optimiser to the list.
[Update 21/8/2014]: Since that quite a lot has changed over the past few months since posting this article, here’s an update to reflect all those changes. Maxis has removed most of its older postpaid plans and replaced them with an all new MaxisONE Plans that gives “limitless” calls and SMS from as low as RM78 a month. Celcom also renamed its data plans to the Celcom First One for those who complained about how the MaxisONE plans have too little data. Finally, DiGi added new iDiGi plans that are streamlined with its existing Smart Plan postpaid plans.
Just a little reminder, none of these plans are tied to any contract. Contract only applies for phone bundles, or when the telco gives you an extra discount for signing up for a contract. Otherwise, you will be free to change your plans anytime you want.
Hit the break to check out the changes.