As journalists, it's not uncommon to find companies which press conferences we attend, issue clarifications after the event has ended.But having gone to hundreds of these events, I've yet to come across one I've attended that changes the terms and conditions of their product offering a mere 48 hours after the event.
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An engineer by training, Edwin first cut his teeth as a cellular radio frequency optimization engineer in one of Malaysia's largest telcos. After more than five years, he hung up his radio engineering boots to try his hand at technology reporting at The Star , Malaysia's leading English daily, where he won several awards for Best Online Technology reporting. He left to start his own editorial consultancy and is now a freelance journalist for several publications, including ZDNet Asia. A self-confessed gadget geek, Edwin hopes his blog contributions will stir up deeper discussions within the Malaysian technology scene.
Finally, it's here.After more than two years since the announcement of its plans, incumbent telecom operator, Telekom Malaysia, has finally made good its promise to bring high-speed broadband (HSBB) to the masses.
The past month has witnessed some interesting headlines in the local press with regard to the telco developments in Malaysia.It first started three weeks ago when DiGi Telecommunications, perceived to be the most innovative of the three celcos in Malaysia but smallest by subscription base, announced it has secured a three-year deal to sell the Apple iPhone 3GS in the coming months.
A couple of weeks ago before Chinese New Year, local service provider Time dotCom (TdC), announced the launch of Time Fibre Broadband, what it claims to be the fastest high-speed broadband Internet service in Malaysia, touting packages that allow users access at speeds of up to 50Mbps (megabits per second).
Politicians are known for making tons of comments in the media. After all, being a public servant involves doing that on a day-to-day basis.
The new year has arrived and once again it's that time of the year for many to make new resolutions.I'm not the kind of guy who makes resolutions every year but I do try to think about how I want to prioritize my resources--both time and money--and direct them at my goals for the year, so that I can focus on attaining those aims I've set out to achieve.
As the year winds down, I thought it good for me to recap what I believe to be a couple of developments in the technology scene in Malaysia.The year started cautiously with many industry pundits being unsure of how the larger economy woes would affect the ICT industry as a whole.
Consumer broadband service in Malaysia has been around for almost 10 years now, but it wasn't until 2005/2006 that the stakes of the broadband service in Malaysia were increased.Until then, the only broadband service that consumers could count on was provided by state-owned incumbent, Telekom Malaysia (TM).
Last week, a friend of mine pointed me to an online promotion for some software for the MacBook that I own. It was a suite of 12 security-related programs designed specifically to protect the Mac OS.
It was a slow last week, largely due to the Hari Raya holidays here. So with a few public holidays in hand, I decided to spend the week relaxing and catching up with friends and family over long lunches and dinners.