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Three bidders for Malaysian 3G licence

14 Nov 2005

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has received bids for the country’s third 3G licence from three companies. Mobile operator DiGi Telecommunications, pay-TV operator MiTV Corp and domestic telco TIMEdotCom have all made applications, and the MCMC expects to decide on a winner by February 2006.

Meanwhile, Telekom Malaysia’s mobile unit Celcom has announced that it will launch the country’s first pre-paid 3G service next month as part of its efforts to boost take-up of high speed data services. Celcom says it currently has 15,000 3G subscribers and hopes to increase this figure by 3,000 within a month of introducing the pre-paid option.

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