Edwin Yapp

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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. <br>After more than five years, he hung up his radio engineering boots to try his hand at technology reporting at <i>The Star</i>, Malaysia's leading English daily, where he won several awards for Best Online Technology reporting. <br>He left to start his own editorial consultancy and is now a freelance journalist for several publications, including ZDNet Asia. <br>A self-confessed gadget geek, Edwin hopes his blog contributions will stir up deeper discussions within the Malaysian technology scene.

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What if data rates start to fall?

What if data rates start to fall?

I've long argued that one of the reasons 3G uptake in Malaysia has been sluggish is that the cost of unlimited access plans are too high.The operators will argue that if you browse within their walled-garden 3G offerings, data access charges are waived (you only pay for the content, not the data access).

May 9, 2007 by in Telcos

So many wireless technologies

So many wireless technologies

In its effort to improve the broadband penetration rate in Malaysia, the government has given out four WiMax licenses but to 'smallish' operators (none of the big telcos got a license).I wonder how many of the four will be able to roll out WiMax by the end of the year.

April 14, 2007 by in Telcos