Telekom Malaysia and Time dotCom have signed a memorandum of understanding for the deployment of the Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1Malaysia (SKR1M). The submarine cable system was first announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak during the Bajet 2014 speech and is intended to improve the quality of the internet connection in East Malaysia.
Being a multiracial country, Malaysia is blessed with plenty of festive seasons throughout the year. In conjunction with these celebrations, many companies took the opportunity to produce advertorials or short films to go together with the respective occasion. Of course, things are no different for this year’s Chinese New Year as well.
Covering a length of 20,000 km, the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) fiber optic submarine cable system plays an important role in providing quality Internet for South East Asia since it is a high-bandwidth link between the region and United States. Unfortunately though, the AAG somehow breaks down quite often with the latest incident took place just few weeks ago.
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.