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DiGi Postpaid Plus Plans

DiGi has just launched new postpaid plans, so called Postpaid Plus. This new postpaid plans are come with voice/video calls, SMS, MMS and Internet Data bundles.

Basically these plans seems to be inexpensive and more valuable, but… ?? Let’s compare the plans first, then I’ll discuss with you at the end of this post.

DiGi Postpaid Plus

PlansDG 48 PlusDG 68 PlusDG 88 Plus
Monthly CommitmentRM 48RM 68RM 88
Bundle Quota
Voice/Video Calls to All Networks200 Minutes300 Minutes450 Minutes
Charging Block30 seconds
SMS to All Networks200 SMS300 SMS450 SMS
MMS to All Networks20 MMS30 MMS45 MMS
Internet DataN/A100 MB250 MB
Exceed Quota Charges
Voice/Video Calls to All NetworksRM 0.15/minuteRM 0.13/minuteRM 0.12/minute
Charging Block30 seconds
SMS to All NetworksRM 0.10/SMS
MMS to All NetworksRM 0.20/MMS
Internet DataRM 0.30/MB
Capped on RM 240/month
Friends and Family6 DiGi Numbers
Supplementary LinesDG Family Prepaid / Postpaid
RebateRM 5 for auto-billing (credit cards)
Bundle ValueRM 54RM 93RM 136

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Malaysian Government To Fully Adopt IPv6 By End Of 2012

The Malaysian government is poised to fully adopt the Internet Protocol version 6 or IPv6 by the end of next year and may emerge as the first government in the world to achieve full IPv6 compliance, Deputy Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Joseph Salang said.

Salang said several government agencies had already adopted the IPv6 while several others were in the process of shifting from IPv4.

“The government encourages not only its agencies and departments to adopt the IPv6 but also industry players who are still using the IPv4.

“The IPv6 is more secure and has a much wider capacity and nearly inexhaustible compared to the IPv4,” he told reporters after opening the 2011 Regional IPv6 Conference, here Tuesday.

He hoped that the country’s key industry players would fully adopt the new Internet protocol by next year to facilitate communications with their clients in view of the diminishing use of the IPv4.

He said that those who refused to move to IPv6 might suffer losses in the long term due to communications problem with those who had already adopted the new protocol.

“Generally, there has been reluctance among industry players to move to IPv6 due to cost…they are looking at the cost, not at the opportunity cost,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chair of Asia Pacific IPv6 Task Force, Dr Sureswaran Ramadass, commended Malaysia, saying the country had been one of the pioneers in the IPv6 movement.

Universiti Sains Malaysia, through the National Advanced IPv6 Centre, was playing a key role in training IPv6 network engineers throughout the world, he said.

Sureswaran, who is also the National Advanced IPv6 Centre director, said to date, about 3,000 engineers had been trained in Malaysia on IPv6.

Of the total, about 1,000 were Malaysians, he said.

Source : Bernama

Icann Announces Huge Expansion of Web Domain Names from 2012

New system will go far beyond .com and .net and allow names in different languages and scripts

The internet naming board Icann has decided to allow the number of internet “domains” to expand enormously in one of the biggest changes ever to the internet’s method of naming sites.

New website suffixes should start appearing late in 2012 and could be categorised by subjects including industry, geography and ethnicity and include Arabic, Chinese and other scripts.

A special meeting of Icann’s board approved a plan to expand the number of possible internet domain name endings from the current 22 – such as “.com”, “.org” and “.net” (which are separate of the country-specific domain endings such as “.uk”) – to allow domains “in any language or script”, according to Rod Beckstrom, president and chief executive of Icann.

“Today’s decision will usher in a new internet age,” said Peter Dengate Thrush, chairman of ICANN’s board of directors. “We have provided a platform for the next generation of creativity and inspiration. Unless there is a good reason to restrain it, innovation should be allowed to run free.”

But the move could also create enormous confusion for consumers and companies. It greatly expands the risks from “phishing” sites because they could use confusing domain names in language scripts that look similar to existing ones to capture peoples’ details.

And for companies, the challenge will be to decide whether to register their names in all possible domains, or to create their own suffix, or to limit themselves to a small number of domains.

The need for a larger number of global top-level domains – gTLDs – has become increasingly obvious with the expanding number of languages being used on the internet and the shift towards IPv6, a new numbering system for internet addresses that enormously expands the number of devices that can be connected directly to the net.

Icann’s decision follows years of discussion and debate, and went through more than seven revisions. Icann insists that strong efforts were made to address the concerns of all interested parties, and to ensure that the security, stability and resiliency of the internet are not compromised.

The move is the biggest change to the internet’s domain naming system since “.com” was introduced 26 years ago, which opened out the formerly academic and military system to commercial use.

Icann will receive applications for new domain names for 90 days from 12 January 2012. The fee is $185,000, and the form for application is 360 pages long. It will also begin an awareness campaign pointing out that it has introduced the new scheme.

Source from http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/20/icann-domains-expansion-annnounced