The 2nd phase of the MRT Line 1 is now open and this includes an underground section that goes through the heart of KL city. When Digi invited us for a 4G Underground MRT challenge earlier this week, we thought why not we test out 4 of our big telcos in Malaysia? So we did.
U Mobile will be ending its networking sharing and alliance agreement with Maxis which they had signed back in 2011. This agreement allowed U Mobile users to roam on Maxis’ 3G and 2G network where U Mobile’s own 4G/3G coverage isn’t available. The termination will be done in phases over 18 months and it is expected to be completed by 27 December 2018.
It has been 4 years since 4G LTE was rolled out in Malaysia. It offered faster speeds and enabled Malaysians to do more on their smartphones.
Among the major players in Malaysia, Maxis is the first telco to offer 4G LTE and they have increased its 4G coverage footprint to cover 88% of the population. We recently caught up with Morten Bangsgaard, the Chief Technology Officer at Maxis to find out more about their network and where it’s heading.
Postpaid plans in Malaysia are getting cheaper with competitive telcos dishing out more data for your money. Apart from cost, another crucial factor to consider is network quality. What’s the point of getting loads of data on the cheap if you can’t use it when you needed it the most?
4G LTE was introduced in Malaysia back in 2013 and currently we have 4 major LTE telcos – Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile. To find out which network is best, OpenSignal has just published a State of Mobile Networks report specifically for Malaysia. The findings were derived from a data sample size of close to 40 million that were contributed by 21,109 OpenSignal app users in Malaysia between 1 December 2015 to 29 February 2016.
Good numbers and positive results are always nice to see. Investors lap this up but customers not so much. When we pay for a service we can get really demanding and it’s fair to act accordingly because we’re paying.
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If you’ve been living under a rock or simply don’t keep up to date with the current times, the next installation of the Star Wars series is about to go on screens worldwide on the third week of December – opening premier dates will be region specific.
Since Malaysians will get their premier screening on the 17th of December, Maxis wants to give back to its customers through this “contest” of sorts, handing you two tickets to watch the show on opening night.
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Population coverage for 4G LTE has been a hotly debated topic of recent times; at least for two telcos – Digi and Maxis. This overdrawn rally between the two has managed to do one thing, get both their customers rattled up. We’re seeing more negative comments from our readers of late, regarding their own experiences on the two networks. When push comes to shove, what we need are clear outlines on how each cellular provider measures themselves, and this is essentially what Maxis talked about earlier today.
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Star Wars season is upon us and Maxis has wasted no time to associate itself with what probably is the most important geek event of the year — the premier of Star Wars: The Force Awaken.
Playing with Pandora’s box has its ramifications and once you release statements/claims, you’d better be ready to face your critics. Following the onslaught of who’s the “best”, “widest” and “fastest” 4G LTE network, Maxis aims to put this issue to bed by releasing company data on how they classify their 4G LTE network. Moreover, the green coloured telco has also proposed to have a forum with two of its competitors to talk about the state of 4G LTE in Malaysia.
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