DiGi is now offering Free WiFi service for existing Broadband customers in the next few months. For starters, they have begun such service at 2 universities – Unimas in Sarawak and UMS in Sabah starting from 18th April 2011 onwards. This Free WiFi service however is only for postpaid DiGi Broadband users and those on prepaid internet, enterprise broadband and mobile data are not eligible.
This seems to be a good move for DiGi users as they can offload their data usage to WiFi. As a result, this will reduce their monthly broadband quota usage. Just recently, Maxis did something similar with its Maxis WiFi Hotspot subscription service. To use this Free WiFi service, you would need to login using your DiGi Broadband account and they have warned that multiple logins are not allowed. Speed is not guaranteed and it is mentioned as being delivered as trial and best-effort basis only.
Wow this is something unexpected. We didn’t even know we were nominated. For those who’ve nominated us, thanks so much. It’s an honour just to be nominated and no, we didn’t submit our own entry 😛
Ok so DiGi’s WWWOW Awards is something like a people’s choice award for local bloggers and it’s a great opportunity to showcase quality independent content creators of Malaysia. It’s an interesting concept and a great opportunity to check out other up and coming blogs in the country.
The awards work on a voting system and you’ll need a Facebook account to cast a vote. There a 16 categories in total that range from “Blogger of the Year” to “Top Makan2 Expert”.
To vote for us, click here.
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A couple of weeks back, P1 together with ZTE organised a demonstration to showcase the capabilities of LTE in Malaysia. This strikes us as rather odd because since its inception P1 has been a strong proponent of WiMAX.
Its CEO, Michael Lai, has often been quoted as saying that P1 “will live and die with WiMAX” and that LTE stands for “late to evolve” rather than long-term evolution aggressively campaigning that WiMAX is the superior technology.
Why the sudden change then? Why condemn a technology and then flip 180 to adopt it? Could it be that P1 is having difficulties in getting its WiMAX network to work the way that they want it? Or are they looking for an edge to get a one up over its closest rival, Yes 4G? Or is it simply a case of the CEO making a bold statement without the benefit of foresight?
Whatever the reason may be, the message is clear, P1’s open demonstration of LTE marks a significant shift in the operator’s strategy, whatever that strategy may be.
Speaking of strategies, while the Government’s move to offer WiMAX in Malaysia has generally been seen as a bold step forward, most of the operators in which it has entrusted with the WiMAX spectrum have faltered. Out of the original four operators that were offered a WiMAX spectrum by the government, only two remain — P1 and Yes.
Between these two operators, which one is leading the 4G race? We attempt to answer this question by looking at the numbers.