Just how fast is CONNECTme’s satellite broadband service when it rains?

Posted:  January 29, 2018   By:    18 comments   


ConnectMe speedtest

If you don’t have access to fibre broadband and 4G LTE, CONNECTme might be your next best alternative for high-speed connectivity. Launching on 8 March this year, CONNECTme is a satellite-based broadband service that promises 100% coverage throughout Malaysia.

Since it uses satellite, weather can greatly affect its quality of service. If you’re wondering how it’s like when it rains, CONNECTme has shared a video of a speed test that’s conducted while it’s raining.

With a laptop hooked up to a modem and a satellite dish, they managed to achieve 19.47Mbps downloads with an upload speed of 0.83Mbps. This is higher than its advertised download speed of 15Mbps.

Obviously, ping is very high as it takes a quarter of a second (250ms) to reach the satellite (one-way). So it’s not great for gaming but CONNECTme says it’s more than enough for VOIP and live streaming. It’s worth pointing out that the rain wasn’t really that heavy during their test and the connection could get disrupted with heavy downpours.

In case you missed it, CONNECTme’s satellite broadband starts from RM450/month for 25GB or RM25/GB for on-demand usage. You can learn more about the service in our announcement post.


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18 Comments for Just how fast is CONNECTme’s satellite broadband service when it rains?

Aniki Tan

wow, not scared of the lightning strike? somemore laptop adapters there…

    Vincent

    Its nothing to do with lightning strike. If what you said is valid, then Astro wont be offering its services… Idiot.

    The dish is connected to a feedhorn and then to Receiver then only to the LAN cable. If you know nothing on Telecom, then plz shutdown, stop showing how stupid is Malaysia.

    Remember Internet is for everyone and the world.

      Rip

      Dude… why you trippin' ??? Take a chill pill.

      Aah

      Chill bro, he is just concern about safety of people on the top of roof and lap top adapter get wet in rain. You seriously need a stress therapy.

GhostRider

wow the RM450/m plan 🙂

    Wanda

    Malaysia is not Africa or Australia were you can find homes in the middle of nowhere a few thousand km from the nearest city, even Sabah and Sarawak telcos already claim they have over 80% coverage.The price is absurd.

      Sharon Bakar

      I live in Nilai now and Maxis is supposed to be the broadband supplier for the area I live in. They haven’t bothered to wire up this area because there are so few people living here. Everything I manage to get through to them on the phone they say they will get back to me and never do. There is no 4G in this area either. You don’t have to be out in the boondocks to have atrocious Internet access.

      I can’t afford to pay rm450 a month and especially if gaming is out.

ftw!

I can subscribe to unifi, maxis and time fiber all 3 at one go with tad money wei..

    M.K

    Unfortunately, you can't if those service is not available at your area

Wanda

If satellite was a viable solution at present, Google wouldn't have ditched the idea and replaced it with Project Loon so that they can get internet affordably to reach the rural folks.You tie a micro LTE base station on a balloon, beam microwave or laser directly to it as backhaul and voila you deliver Cat6 300M internet to orang asli on land.4G devices are easily available, have reached saturation and you can always replace those base stations with 5G equipment in future. Great way to get services up fast at sites strucked by natural disasters.

Cyrus

zap lap soon

Khairul Fadiman

I been experience in this vsat installation in more than 10 year, ku band n c band, installed a lot in Sarawak rural area for community’s, government n company users..Sarawak still lot of prospect for this vsat requirements.

Khairul Fadiman

I been experience in this vsat installation in more than 10 year, ku band n c band, installed a lot in Sarawak rural area for community’s, government n company users..Sarawak still lot of prospect for this vsat requirements.

    Vincent

    Its a great advancement for VSAT on the speed. Great work.

    Firget about those idiot readers who knows nothing about telecom and command on lightning strike on dish… Realy idiot proof. Cry for Malaysia Boleh, 2020!

Zarin Malek

Maybe can share with neighbours espscially those stuck on 1/2/4 Mbps ADSL. Good if router can do QoS.

cat

I thought people go into the jungle to runaway from internet

Anonymous

Selling expensive data to build a satelite

Nokia

u subscribe this service, open a CC at rural area with RM30 per hour usage, or maybe at the top of gunung kinabalu. maybe can earn 🙂 But top of gunung kinabalu is celcom 4G powered nowardays..