Kuala Lumpur will be Wireless City starting next year

Yesterday, I am reading one interesting article in local daily, NST, with this head lines ” KUALA LUMPUR: Good news for KLites: limited wireless broadband access will be a thing of the past this time next year.” Mark our calender. This definitely will create a buzz for all broadband communities in Malaysia especially in Kuala Lumpur.

It says “By September, they will be able to enjoy wireless broadband Internet access anytime, anywhere in the city without having to be near a hotspot; and for free, too, thanks to the KL Wireless Metropolitan Project, or “wireless@kl”.


From left: MCMC chairman Datuk Dr Shafie Halim, KL mayor Datuk Abdul
Hakim Borhan and Lai at the signing ceremony.

“The project is one of the pioneer projects under the ‘Klang Valley Broadband Push’ (KVB90) to transform Kuala Lumpur into a wireless city with WiMax-based broadband,” said Datuk Bandar Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan at the memorandum of understanding signing ceremony yesterday.

Read from the source: The News Straits Time Online

Right now, Packet One Networks a subsidiary of Green Packet Bhd, is busy installing WiMAX base stations in the Klang Valley and is conducting tests on its coming wireless broadband service for this wireless@KL project.

Michael Lai, CEO of Green Packet International Sdn Bhd, said the tests are a prelude to a beta trial and subsequent commercial launch slated for January and June respectively.
WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a wireless digital communications system that is intended for wireless broadband access at up to 10Mbps (megabits per second) that promises to blanket a bigger area; up to 50km radius from a single base station.

Packet One is one of four WiMAX operators licensed by industry regulator, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). The others are Bizsurf, Asiaspace Dotcom and Redtone-CNX Broadband. Lai said the licensees are required by MCMC to roll out WiMAX services to 25% of the population in the areas given to them by the end of next year. They should be providing 100% coverage by 2010.

In addition, the licence holders must offer at least 1Mbps connection speed; provide affordable services; and invest between RM250mil and RM300mil during the first three years of the implementation.

As a consumer I most welcome all the providers of this broadband services and we will gain with their competitions.

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MIBO (Malaysia Independent Business Ownership)

Recently our own Malaysian Internet Millionaire, Dr. Irfan Khairi being appointed as the ambassador to MIBO (Malaysia Independent Business Ownership) which is a new product of J & C Pacific which is an ICT company.

What is J & C Pacific aim for in this new product? J&C Pacific Sdn Bhd has roped in two partners as part of efforts to nurture more entrepreneurs under its Malaysian Independent Business Ownership (Mibo) programme.

Its chief operating officer Allen Lee (pic) said since the programme was introduced in July this year, the firm has so far managed to create 150 new entrepreneurs and hopes the number will jump to more than 1,000 within a year.

UOB Malaysia will develop the loan facility for aspiring entrepreneurs that wish to join J&C’s Malaysian Independent Business Ownership (MIBO) Programme. Currently, MIBO has 150 members in the Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Bahru.

The loan facility would enable MIBO members to apply for loans between RM10,000 and RM23,000, but the applicants must commit to an initial investment of RM2,000 to join the innovative entrepreneurship programme. The loan facility will charge a 1% interest rate plus base.

UOB Malaysia chief executive officer Chan Kok Seong said the loan facility would provide an easy entry for aspiring entrepreneurs that do not have the necessary funds to set up businesses in the ICT industry.

“Setting up a business in the ICT industry has never been this easy and we hope this customised plan will contribute towards the long-term growth of the ICT industry at a time when it is expanding by leaps and bounds,” he told reporters after the signing ceremony last month.

J & C chief executive officer Chong Tze Voon said: “The strategic partnership with UOB (Malaysia) and Young Entrepreneurs Association of Malaysia (PUMM) will further boost our efforts to reach out to more Malaysians and in a wider context contribute towards Malaysia’s entrepreneurship development and its economy.”





Read the full report here:

  • http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/bm/news_business.php?id=292999
  • http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/content.asp?y=2007&dt=1114&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Korporat&pg=ko_08.htm
  • http://www.theedgedaily.com/cms/content.jsp?id=com.tms.cms.article.Article_ef0cf27d-cb73c03a-17ebe660-b5a2b81e
  • http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_News/BTIMES/Industries/SMEs/20071102014826/Article/
  • http://web5.bernama.com/client/mecd/newsbm.php?id=276513
  • Heart and lung transplant girl dies

    The country’s first simultaneous heart and lung transplant recipient Siti Salmah Jasni, was showing of improvement, smiling and asking to sit up.

    Then, hours later, at 5:40am yesterday malaysian time, she died. Her father, Jasni Zainal, said he could not believe she was gone.

    “She was getting so much better. She could smile and respond. She even asked to be helped to sit up the night before she died” he said, adding that she had also waved at him.

    But God is Great and He loves Siti Salmah more than us do. So she is gone to sit next to the Creator, Almighty Allah. Let us pray that she will be put together with all the people that were glorified by Allah. Amin.

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    Malaysia – Telecoms Market Intelligence Alert

    This report was on 6 February 2007 and I feel it is great to share with you here.

    Malaysia’s communications and multimedia industry – represented by telecommunications operators Telekom Malaysia, Maxis Communications, DiGi.com, and Time dotCom as well as postal operator Pos Malaysia and broadcasters ASTRO and Media Prima – was worth approximately M$26,800 million in 2005, up by 9.4% from M$24,500 million in 2004. In 2005, the communications and multimedia industry as a whole (including broadcasters, postal service providers, and value-added service providers) constituted 10.2% of Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP), up from 9.7% in the previous year.

    Government-controlled incumbent fixed-line operator Telekom Malaysia continues to dominate the market, accounting for around 59% of total communications revenue, 88% of total fixed-line services revenues, and – via its Celcom subsidiary – 41% of total cellular telephony service revenues in 2005. In the fixed-line market, its major competitors are TIME dotCom and Maxis Communications. In the cellular sector, it squares off against Maxis Mobile and DiGi.com. Telekom Malaysia and Maxis each received third-generation (3G) universal mobile telecommunications service (UMTS) licences in 2003 and both companies began offering commercial services in 2005. DiGi.com did not pursue a 3G licence in 2003, but did submit a bid for one of two new licences auctioned in early-2006; however, it lost out to fixed-line operator TIME dotCom and pay-TV operator MITV. The new licensees will operate as mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). It has been suggested that DiGi.com may buy TIME dotCom, but no formal takeover talks had been announced at the time of writing.

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    Telekom Market Intelligence Report

    Wishing A Happy Deepavali to my Hindu friends & readers

    From Rosli Hanip at www.roslihanip.com to all friends and readers who celebrate Deepavali tomorrow, 8 November.

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    Let me brief you about Deepavali. Commonly known as the Festival of Lights, the celebration of Deepavali (or Diwali) marks the triumph of good over evil, the victory of light over dark to the believes of a Hindu community.

    Gazetted by the Malaysian Government as a one-day public holiday, it is celebrated here in Malaysia by the Hindu community – mainly consisting those of Indian ethnic origin – during the seventh month of the Hindu lunar calendar, which usually falls in either October or November. And it is not called the Festival of Lights for nothing, for it is celebrated with a joyful vivacity, with bright lights and even brighter smiles, as though to underline the traditional meaning and message behind it. Even the word “Deepavali” is etymologically derived from the Sanskrit word that literally means “row of lights”.

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