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key milestones

2015
Apr
U Mobile has won the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Customer Experience Award for the Overall Experience in telecommunication sector as well as the Best Contact Centre Experience, Best Mobile Experience and Best Net Promoter Score. These awards recognise U Mobile in offering its customers the best experience possible at all touch points when purchasing U Mobile products and services.
2014
Mar
U Mobile expanded its reach to East Malaysia, with the opening of its new U Mobile service centre in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu respectively. Upon the opening of the new branches, U Mobile has a total of 16 outlets to bring its products and services closer to consumers in the region as well as providing convenience and accessibility to its customers.
Mar
U Mobile won the “Best Data Service Provider” award at the PC.com 13th Reader’s Choice Awards. The award is testament to U Mobile’s serious commitment in providing the best data user experience is a result of U Mobile’s affordable, unique and exciting data offerings that offer customers high quality mobile Internet service priced at market-best value.
Sep
U Mobile has partnered with ZTE Corporation and Huawei Technologies for its 3G and 4G LTE network expansion and rollout initiative. The major rollout plan which aimed at providing high quality nationwide connectivity will involve 1,000 3G and 1,000 4G LTE sites, targeted to complete by the end of 2015.
Dec
U Mobile launched “Vision 2 Million” campaign in early Sept 2014 with the objective of adding 2,000,000 new customers by 31 Dec 2014 with the aggressive marketing campaign tactics coupled with innovative products services and promotions, U Mobile has achieved its 2,000,000 new customers two weeks ahead of the targeted date.
2013
Mar
U Mobile was awarded the Global Leadership Award under Telecommunication Sector for its outstanding achievements and business strategies in moving the company forward.
May
U Mobile entered into a strategic partnership with Enabling Asia (EA), Asia’s first Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA), to strengthen its position in the competitive mobile telecommunications industry by penetrating into the target market segments through MVNOs.
Jul
U Mobile introduced U Card, a new reward programme in partnership with BLoyalty Sdn Bhd. This reward programme also positioned U Mobile as the First mobile operator in Malaysia that allowed its customers to collect points to redeem discounts, rewards and merchandises, from over 700 participating merchant partners’ outlets ranging from food and beverages, holiday packages, shopping and many more or redeem exclusive items online.
Oct
U Mobile partnered with ZTE Corporation to provide more reliable and resilient network to its subscribers as the telco inked a disaster recovery (DR) system in the presence of the Prime Minister of Malaysia and the Chinese President.
Dec
U Mobile officially announced the availability of the Long Term Evolution (LTE)/4G internet service, offering customers high speed mobile internet of up to 75 megabits per second (Mbps) at best value rates for prepaid, postpaid and broadband plan. U Mobile was among the firsts in Malaysia to offer 4G LTE services to prepaid subscribers.
2012
Mar
U Mobile was named the industry’s "Rising Star" at the PC.com 12th Readers Choice Awards 2011. The award recognizes the company’s dynamic transformation and positive growth momentum in the market through its revolutionary product and service offerings.
Apr
U Mobile was recognized by Frost & Sullivan as "The Most Promising Service Provider of the Year" 2011. The award recognizes the company for its outstanding performance, rising above the competition and having demonstrated clear leadership through its outstanding subscriber growth rate and disruptive service innovation which has outranked other contenders in the field, along with a bold business and marketing strategy resulting in the winning of this award.
May
U Mobile was crowned the "Best New Service" by the GoMobile Innovation Awards 2012. This award was a platform for the recognition of outstanding achievements, contributions and innovations by industry players. U Mobile’s unique services and value-added offerings for prepaid services, attributed to the award.
May
U Mobile subscriber base reached above the 2 million mark. The result was another significant milestone as the news came only nine months after U Mobile made the first announcement of securing one million subscribers in 2011.
Oct
U Mobile expanded for the first time to East Coast Malaysia with its new store in Kuantan, Pahang, bringing its flexible plans and affordable products and services closer to its customers.
2011
Mar
U Mobile announced the strategic partnership with ZTE Corporation in deploying the fastest mobile broadband speed in the nation, with the potential to upgrade 42 Mbps to 100 Mbps wireless network across major cities in Malaysia.
Aug
U Mobile marked a major milestone in achieving over 1 million subscribers. Strings of innovative offerings and rewards programme played a major part in the subscriber base growth.
Oct
U Mobile entered a landmark agreement to share Maxis’ 3G radio access networks (RAN), making the partnership to be the first active 3G RAN sharing arrangement to be deployed in Malaysia. The agreement will be for an initial period of 10 years.
2010
mar
Singapore Technologies Telemedia (ST Telemedia) acquired 33% stake in U Mobile – this partnership allowed U Mobile to tap into their expertise.
Oct
U Mobile was the first telecommunication company in Malaysia to launch the 42 Mbps network utilising its Dual-Cell HSPA+ (High-Speed Packet Access) which provided faster broadband speed to consumers.
2009
Sep
U Television Sdn Bhd (UTV), the major shareholder of U Mobile acquired all the 33% shares held by KT Freetel and NTT DoCoMo.
2007
mar
U Mobile was awarded the spectrum with the 018 prefix by MCMC.
jun
U Mobile signed Malaysia’s first ever nationwide domestic roaming agreement with the country’s widest mobile network operator, Celcom (M) Bhd, thus allowing U Mobile’s customers to experience nationwide coverage from day one of market availability.
jul
U Mobile obtained Network Facilities Provider License (NFP) and Network Services Provider License (NSP) from MCMC to operate telecommunication network and provide mobile services.
sep
The company launched its brand called “U Mobile”.
dec
KT Freetel of South Korea and NTT DOCOMO of Japan collectively acquired 33% shares in U Mobile.
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