Bernama reports that Baraka Telecom, a MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) under DiGi Telecommunication’s network has mutually ceased their MVNO roaming agreement. The reason behind the termination is due to Baraka Telecom’s reconsideration in the MVNO business.
This was quite a surprise to us as Baraka Telecom’s CEO, Al-Ishsal Ishak announced on February 2010 that they will be rolling out within 3 months time with various voice, data and mobile commerce services. Obviously things didn’t turn out as planned.
For those who didn’t know, Baraka Telecom is Malaysia’s 1st Islamic Mobile operator guided by Syariah Principles. It hardly made any waves in our local telco industry while other MVNOs such as Happy and TuneTalk gaining traction in the market.
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Streamyx has put out an announcement on its website to inform subscribers of possible disruptions to Streamyx and UniFi services due to a cable fault on the South East Asia – Middle East – Western Europe 4 (SMW4) cable network along the Colombo – Mumbai segment that links Malaysia to Europe.
Repairs will be carried on Sunday, 23 May 2010.
During the restoration process, TM says, there may be some interruption to the traffic to Europe carried through that cable.
TM has taken pro-active steps to minimize disruptions by providing adequate links on other routes and coordinated with other international carriers in order to provide additional bandwidth for our customers.
In order to further alleviate the situation, TM will also be diverting traffic to other networks to reduce congestion, thus, minimizing the impact to our users.
Despite all this additional efforts to alleviate the problem, TM admits that its subscribers may still experience some degree of service degradation such as slow browsing while accessing international websites.
TM will provide necessary updates on the progress of the restoration works.
Customers can call TM at 100 and select “Technical Assistance” or email [email protected] for any Internet related problems.
Maxis just announced that it will pump in an impressive RM1.4 biliion to expand its 3G coverage by 20% this year.
The expansion will extend the telco’s 3G network coverage to 80% of the population by year end. As it stands, the it’s 3G network have about 60% of the population covered.
Mark Dioguardi, the Executive Vice President and Head of Network and Technology at Maxis said that the telco has a measurably bettter network in terms of call quality, coverage and the browsing performance.
Maxis indicated that there is now a significant shift in the way its subscribers are using its network, where about 70% its traffic is purely data. Maxis expects this number to grow to 80% by the end of the year. Speculation: Is Maxis making way for more data hungry devices like the iPad?
iPhone best Twitter third party app Tweetie 2 went missing from the App store about two days back and that had many thinking on if it was a sign that the official Twitter app for iPhone will finally make its debut. This is of course based on the fact that Twitter had already acquired Tweetie and announced immediately after that it will launch the official Twitter app based on Tweetie.
And today, Twitter – the official iPhone app – is available for download in App Store Malaysia. What do you get with the official Twitter app?
Simply, you get the best Twitter app for the iPhone. Twitter for iPhone is remarkable simillar to the Tweetie 2 app that it replaces and that’s a good thing. There are also a few new additions and improvements in the Twitter app.
Twitter for iPhone has all the features of Tweetie 2, it’s official and best of all, it’s free. So what are you waiting for? Download the app and try it our for yourself.
Just search for “Twitter” from your iPhone
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