If you have been using the Internet since the early 2000s, it is possible that your first “high-speed” experience was delivered through Streamyx. After being in service for almost 22 years, TM has finally pulled the plug for the service, as far as new registration is concerned.
This was noted by unifi Community user Kasmaini who pointed out that the service which is now known as unifi Lite is no longer listed on the site. remstr, one of the forum’s admin responded to the post by confirming that there is no more new offering for unifi Lite although existing customers can continue to utilize the service as long as there is no fibre in their area.
The DSL service was first launched in 2001 with connection speeds ranging from 384kbps to 2Mbps. While the service may be “slow” considering the speed that you can get from current unifi fibre offerings, it was a huge improvement when compared to TMnet’s 56kbps dial-up service at that time.
From 2019 onwards, the service was eventually consolidated into just one single speed option which is 8Mbps for download and 512kbps for upload with a price tag between RM69 to RM89 per month. There is also the Broadband Lite plan that has 1Mbps/384kbps speed which costs RM38 per month.
While we don’t have the exact number of Streamyx customers that are still around at the moment, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) recently has noted that the Jalinan Digital Negara (JENDELA) initiative aim to have more than 600,000 premises fiberized in 2022. In a way, that figure shows that it is quite possible there are still huge numbers of users that depend on the copper-based Internet service.