Apart from extending the availablity of HyppTV Everywhere to non Unifi and Streamyx subscribers earlier this month, TM has also implemented another significant change to the IPTV service. The change comes in the form of packages realignment which resulted in two existing packs being discontinued and replaced with three new packs.
Yesterday, TM has revealed that the company is given the rights by the government through an open tender process to build a new domestic submarine cable network that is called Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1Malaysia or SKR1M. The interesting acronym aside, the project will be covering both sides of Malaysia and is apparently aimed to provide improvement on the Internet connectivity in the country.
Curious to know more? Read on below to briefly learn what SKR1M is all about.
@gamergraphy Currently, all UniFi subs at Central Region (KL/Selangor) that use TM DNS are facing slow and intermittent issue.
— TMConnects (@TMConnects) December 11, 2014
If you’re a Unifi user facing poor Internet connectivity, you’re not alone. According to Telekom Malaysia, all Unifi users in the Central region (encompassing Kuala Lumpur and Selangor) using TM’s DNS are currently facing slow and intermittent Internet connection.
As you might have heard, TM today has launched its own 4G broadband service which is called TMgo in Alor Setar, Kedah. While we are still working to provide you plenty of details regarding the new service, we have managed to do a quick speed test using TMgo LTE USB dongle which is a D-Link DWM-221 as shown above.
To determine the speed during our test, we utilized the ever popular Ookla SpeedTest web platform and targets selected test servers in Malaysia as well as abroad.
Update: TM has rectified the issue and all connections should have returned to normal.
TM’s Twitter account has made it known that some subscribers to UniFi and Streamyx may be experiencing slow connections due to congestion of two DNS. The cause of this congestion is still as of yet unknown, although the ISP has promised that its engineers are currently looking into the problem.
Telekom Malaysia’s IPTV service HyppTV has officially launched its first Islamic video-on-demand channel in the form of AlHijrah On Demand. The channel promises to provide high quality Islamic programming in HD for the first time on the platform. HyppTV already has AlHijrah programming on the free-to-air channel 114, and this new offering will complement the content with an even wider variety of shows.
It is no secret that TM has LTE capability under its wings and that very capability has existed even before the company announced its purchase of P1 4G. Now, it seems like TM is finally ready to offer its LTE network to consumers via a new service called TMgo.
According to TMgo’s official website which was briefly accessible earlier today before it was sealed off, the company is planning to offer the service in Pendang, Kedah and Melaka Tengah, Melaka. This revelation coincides with the report that TM has been testing LTE in Kedah last year.
Telekom Malaysia has launched its own communications app for Android and iOS. Called HyppMe, the app allows the regular instant messaging functions while throwing in some extra features that are relatively uncommon. The instant messaging space is growing more crowded, and it will be interesting to see if TM will be able to pry users away from the competition.
For the longest time, we have been wondering if TM’s HyppTV will be broadcasting matches from the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2014. After all, the IPTV service does offer plenty of football contents such as UEFA Champions League, and English Premier League (via collaboration with Astro). Well, TM has finally answered our question recently and…unfortunately, it turns out that the answer is no.
Not even through RTM Free-To-Air (FTA) channels that are also shown on HyppTV. So, whenever a World Cup 2014 match takes place on RTM’s TV 1 or TV 2, these channels will be blacked out on HyppTV.