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How Many Broadband Subscribers in Malaysia?

Date Tuesday, 24 November 2009  Posted in Category Computer Resources  Tags , ,   Comment No Comments »

Number of Broadband Subscriptions by Technology - MCMC 3rd Quarter 2009 Statistics

Number of Broadband Subscriptions by Technology - MCMC 3rd Quarter 2009 Statistics

According to MCMC source above:

Fixed line broadband subscriptions: 1,483,100 (1.48 million)
Wireless broadband subscriptions: 871,900 (0.87 million)
Total broadband subscriptions: 2,355,000 (2.35 million)

Malaysia population is 28.31 million as of today. If we assume each family has 5 persons then there are 5,662,000 (5.66 million) families in Malaysia, means 58% ~ 3,307,000 (3.3 million) families have not yet subscribe to broadband service.

So who is going to earn these people money by providing them broadband service?

Malaysia’s First WiMAX-enabled Smartphone Will Be Launched in End 2010

Date Monday, 2 November 2009  Posted in Category Computer Resources  Tags , , ,   Comment 1 Comment »

Technically, WiMAX speed is much faster then 3G. Unfortunately, there’s no WiMAX-enabled computer available in the Malaysia market, so don’t even mention WiMAX-enabled Smartphone.

But things will be changing next year. YTLe has entered into an contract with SAMSUNG to implement a nationwide WiMAX network, SAMSUNG will not only provide a network solution but more importantly, will be supplying the World’s 1st WiMAX-enabled Smartphone. This Smartphone will allow subscribers to have access to a high-quality, converged voice and high-speed broadband network all over the country. The YTLe’s WiMAX implementation is expected to be completed in July 2010.

Resulting, YTLe’s WiMAX to increase its broadband penetration and a benchmark in Malaysia wireless broadband market. According to sources, YTLe will be offering data download speeds of 8 Mbps and 2 Mbps for uplinks, where user can download a 10MB YouTube movie clip in just one second! This will change the Malaysian experience and allow us to have an experience like never before.

If you are planning to buy a wireless enabled handheld device that able you the best speed of service and a wider area coverage, then a 3G-enabled, WiMAX-enabled Smartphone may be a right choice for you. I have been waiting for the WiMAX-enabled Smartphone for 2 years. Although there are various well-known 3G technology handheld devices such as BlackBerry, Apple iPhone 3GS and Nokia N95/N96/N97 available in the market, but none of them able to beat the speed of WiMAX and cover the area of nationwide.

SAMSUNG SWD-M100 Mondi was announced in Feb 2009 as the first handheld WiMAX device in the World. The device features a touch screen, QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, WiFi and OS by Windows Mobile 6.1 Classic.However, I believe the Malaysia version of SAMSUNG WiMAX-enabled Smartphone will be different from above pictures.

SAMSUNG SWD-M100 Mondi was announced in Feb 2009 as the first handheld WiMAX device in the World. The device features a touch screen, QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, WiFi and OS by Windows Mobile 6.1 Classic.However, I believe the Malaysia version of SAMSUNG WiMAX-enabled Smartphone will be different from above pictures.

More pictures for SAMSUNG SWD-M100 Mondi from jkkmobile.blogspot.com:

SAMSUNG SWD-M100 Mondi

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