It is hard not to be jealous of our southern neighbor when it comes to Internet speed. At a time where the fastest residential fibre broadband speed in Malaysia is currently still 100Mbps, Singaporeans will soon be able to obtain 10Gbps fibre connection for their home from Singtel.
A new report on the state of LTE connections across the globe has been released by OpenSignal; and it shows that Malaysia is not doing all that badly compared to developed countries. The usual suspects still top the charts in terms of LTE speeds and coverage, but the rest of the world is catching up.
When it comes to English Premier League (EPL), Astro is certainly one of the main platform for many football fans in Malaysia to watch matches from the hugely popular league. Looks like it will remain so for at least three more seasons as the satellite-based pay TV operator has announced that the company has secured EPL’s broadcast rights from 2016/17 to 2018/19.
Originally announced by Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Razak under the revised Budget 2016 last week, the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has finally shed some light on the upcoming spectrum reallocation that will be done through bidding process. It apparently will be affecting spectrum in the 900MHz and 1,800MHz bands as well as involving four major telcos.
As you might know, one of the major differences between TM’s UniFi Advance Plans that were launched last year as compared to the original UniFi VIP plans are their asymmetrical nature. While many customers seemed to be fine with the higher 30 and 50 Mbps download speed on the new plans, some criticized the plans’ 5 and 10 Mbps upload speed although TM has justified the move by stating that most of its UniFi customers don’t fully utilized their upload speed.
However, it seems like TM has budged in to the criticism by quietly increasing the upload speed as discovered on the “Get It Now” section of the official website for UniFi Advance Plan Personal.
In addition to its domestic roaming deal with TM for the upcoming P1 mobile services, Celcom has also unveiled its plan to offer its own fixed broadband services. This service will be utilizing TM’s High Speed Broadband infrastructure – similar in nature as per Maxis Fibre.
While some users might not be aware of this, TM is currently working to turn P1 into a mobile player. By that, we mean as a full fledged telco service instead of just being ISP. Today, the company today has taken one step closer to its mobile ambition by signing domestic roaming partnership with Celcom.
Being a national organization that is responsible for monitoring the communications and multimedia industry in Malaysia, the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) conducts public survey from time to time in order to gauge the level of satisfaction that consumers have towards the industry. As it turns out, one such survey has just started today.
UPDATE (29/12, 12:32PM): Confirmed – the 1-year free subscription of iflix is now officially available to all UniFi home customers. Read more for details.
In what can be deemed as a landmark partnership between the two companies, TM have announced earlier this month that UniFi home customers will be able to enjoy 1-year worth of subscriptions to iflix for free. After some delays, such customers are now able to enjoy the subscriptions right away according to iflix Malaysia.
Telekom Malaysia (TM) today has officially announced two major broadband deals that it has signed with the Government of Malaysia in the form of the High Speed Broadband Project Phase 2 (HSBB 2) and Sub-Urban Broadband Project (SUBB). Both of these projects will take place over the next 10 years and worth in total of RM 3.4 billion.