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Business 09 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Benefits in sharing cellular site for celcos

Finally, the government has realised that giving to one company the rights to build the cellular sites was not such a good idea.

Business 09 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Celcom needs only 80 sites for major hotspots

WITH 4,000 cellular sites in the country, Celcom (M) Bhd only needs to install 80 new sites for the Kuala Lumpur, Cyberjaya and Putrajaya areas, said group chief executive officer Datuk Ramli Abbas.

Business 09 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Celcos: Nationwide coverage costly

INDUSTRY players are of the view that the government's push for nationwide cellular coverage is unnecessary because it would involve huge investments, is uneconomical as 50% of the areas to be covered are remote, and there is already a viable wireless technology that could provide such extensive coverage.

Business 09 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

DiGi: Difficult to get land for transmission sites

PROVIDING additional coverage in the Kuala Lumpur, Cyberjaya and Putrajaya areas is something DiGi.Com Bhd had planned to do this year.

Business 09 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

MCMC: All celcos committed to sharing infrastructure

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Datuk V. Danapalan gives a rare interview to Starbiz assistant news editor B.K. Sidhu on the concerns of the industry players.

Business 09 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Maxis aims to improve coverage

Maxis Communications Bhd builds one to three cellular sites a day and in a year, it can build about 400 to 600 sites. This is in line with its quest to increase cellular coverage in the country, said chief executive officer Datuk Jamaludin Ibrahim.

Business 18 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Adequate broadband facilities for Malaysia by 2007

Malaysia can be adequately equipped with broadband facilities and services by 2007, according to Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) industry development division head Bistaman Sira Abdul Rahman.

Nation 10 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tower-free skyline for KL

The days of ugly and unregulated telecommunication structures blighting the skyline of Kuala Lumpur are numbered. Soon, towers indiscriminately erected by telecommunication companies (telcos) will be torn down and relocated to several common areas.

Business 01 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Mobile operators told to have 100% coverage by end-2005

Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik has given mobile operators until the end of October to provide coverage of blind spots in the Klang Valley, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya; and until the end of 2005 to provide full nationwide coverage.

Nation 17 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Malay songs with English lyrics banned

One of P. Ramlee's classic hits I>Madu Tiga/Imay end up being banned on RTM due to the Information Ministry's latest ruling which disallows the airing of Malay songs with lyrics that are intertwined with a sprinkling of English words.