UPDATE: TM’s Unifi 30Mbps and 50Mbps plans are now available.
For those with the need for speed, TM is now offering faster 30Mbps and 50Mbps Unifi options for residential use at selected locations. The plans were discovered by Amanz and TM is offering them as a bundled package with its HyppTV subscription.
The base option with 30Mbps connection is going for RM210.94/month inclusive of GST. This lets you add-on a TV Pack of either HyppTV Aneka , Varnam or Ruby. If you want more channels, it will cost you RM242.74/month for its HyppTV Jumbo Package.
To bump up from 30Mbps to 50Mbps, TM is offering the extra 20Mbps speed as an add-on upgrade at RM53/month on top of its base offering. So at the bare minimum, this calculates to RM263.94/month inclusive of GST. Not bad, considering the current VIP 20Mbps plan is also priced the same at RM263.94/month.
Last year, TM heavily invested in P1 and it’s parent company Green Packet and acquired the telco, but even with this P1 still has quite a mountain to climb if it wants to carve itself a space with the bigger operators. But where TM is extremely popular in fixed line broadband, P1 still has the advantage when it comes to mobile broadband services as it owned better spectrum infrastructures. TM may use P1’s already available assets to launch an unlimited use broadband service that might rival the likes of Maxis, DiGi, Celcom and U-Mobile which all feature data caps for the large majority of their plans.
If you’re interested in joining their growing team, admission to the fair free and potential applicants are requested to bring along their resumes and certs when they hit the fair itself.
The P1 Career Fair will be open on the 6th and 7th February at Menara Telekom. Hit the link for more details.
Telekom Malaysia has announced that it has detected a “fault” on the Asia-America Gateway (also known as the AAG) submarine cable system at a segment near the Philippines linking Malaysia to the United States and North Asia. The damaged segment is causing slow connections to sites and servers hosted in the US and North Asia when accessed from Malaysia.
The consortium that manages and maintains the AAG (in which TM is a part of) have already started repairs, service is expected to return to normal by Saturday 7 Feb — that is, if weather and sea conditions remain ideal. In the meantime, TM is diverting traffic to alternative routes to minimise impact to user.
Located along one of the busiest sea lanes in the world, the AAG is prone to damage both by ships and weather conditions. The last time the AAG cable system was damaged was in September 2014 and it took almost a month for restoration works to be completed.
If you have any questions or require any assistance, you can get in touch with TM via email at email@example.com for Streamyx customers and firstname.lastname@example.org for UniFi customers, or you can reach them on Twitter at @TMConnects.
The devastating floods affecting Malaysia’s East Cost recently is taking a massive toll on over 200,000 people. Naturally will want to return to their normal live as soon as possible but witnessing the devastation first hand, many will find it difficult to even know where to start. It’s good news then that some corporations are looking at ways to ease the burden of those directly affected by the disaster.
One such organisation is Telekom Malaysia. In addition to sending a number of volunteers to flood-hit areas to help in the logistics and distributions of much needed aid supplies, the company has announced that it will provide a half-month rebate for the month of December. At the same time, TM will be holding off their January 2015 bill as it continues to restore the much damaged telecommunication infrastructure and services at the flood-hit areas in stages. The billing for customers will also resume in stages as and when their services are restored.
On top of that, TM will also replace all its Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) sets and affected customers will be receiving a new set in stages, as they start returning to or rebuilding their homes. TM will be announcing the procedure and process of the CPE sets’ replacement soon.
Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Group Chief Executive Officer, TM, said: “We completely emphatise and sympathise with our customers on the hardship they are facing. We realise that some customers will certainly need some reprieve in their financial obligations at this crucial time.
TM’s LTE broadband service, TMgo has expanded its wireless footprint to 7 more states including East Malaysia. The new broadband service uses 4G LTE on 850MHz frequency was launched a few months ago with Kedah and Melaka as initial service area.
So now they have a total of 9 states covered which includes Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak and Selangor. In Sarawak, they are now available in Kuching, Kota Samarahan, Sri Aman, Sibu and Mukah. Meanwhile in Sabah, they cover Kota Kinabalu, Menggatal, Kinarut, Papar, Beaufort, Sandakan and Tawau.
Like most wireless broadband service, TMgo offers both single user USB Modem as well as a MiFi Hotspot starter packs. It is charged on a prepaid model and they offer a variety of data packs from 1GB for RM10/week to 6GB for RM50/60 days. Its expansion from 2 to 9 states in just a few months is quite fast. Some parts of Johor such as Pontian and Kota Tinggi are covered too according to their latest coverage map.
For more info, head over to TMgo’s product page.
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Another submarine cable is having some problems right now which will affect a large number of internet users in Malaysia. This time it is the South East Asia–Middle East-Western Europe (SMW4) link that connects South East Asia to Europe via the Middle East.
As a result, TM Unifi and Streamyx users would experience slower performance while browsing sites and connecting to servers hosted in Europe. To minimise the impact, TM says that they are rerouting traffic to other alternative submarine links for the time being.
So far they have not given any timeline on its restoration works. A few months back, the AAG link between Asia and US had a similar issue that had crippled the internet experience for most people. That took about 3 weeks to restore. Let’s hope this gets resolved quickly.
Telekom Malaysia has officially launched TMgo, marking its foray into the 4G broadband space. This is a technology refresh of its earlier CDMA offering which aims to provide faster broadband across different segments. The TMgo 4G service is based on LTE running at 850MHz, which is able to deliver download speeds up to 20Mbps.
Catering for both single and multiple user scenarios, you have a choice between a personal USB 4G Mobile Adapter and a 4G Mobile router. Since this is a prepaid service, you would need to purchase a device starter pack and subsequent you would need to top up from their variety of options to suit your usage.
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UPDATE: TM has officially launched TMgo, a new 4G service which now covers Kedah and Melaka.
TMgo, Telekom Malaysia’s own LTE-based 4G service will be launched tomorrow, 8th August. The event is set to take place at Alor Setar, Kedah which is likely to be one of their initial coverage areas. The launch is the first phase of TM’s wireless offering and is part of the company’s CDMA technology refresh
Earlier on, its TMgo product page had appeared abruptly which revealed its price plans and offering. Based on what we’ve seen earlier, TMgo would be available in both USB Dongle and wireless MiFi hotspot offering.
While the TM-P1 partnership is still pending approval, TMgo will be operating at a lower 850MHz frequency instead of the usual 1800MHz/2600MHz bands used by the mainstream 4G operators.
In terms of speed, its initial FAQ has mentioned download speeds up to 20Mbps and had listed 2 locations – Pendang, Kedah and Melaka Tengah, Melaka as its initial service areas.
The full TMgo plans and offering will be revealed tomorrow. We’ll see how it will fare against other wireless offerings in the market.
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Telekom Malaysia Bhd. (TM), Packet One Networks Sdn. Bhd. (P1), Green Packet Bhd. and South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom have agreed to extend the longstop date for TM’s investment in P1 by two months until September 30th, 2014, according to Digital News Asia (DNA). The extension is to give TM more time to obtain necessary approvals from local telecommunications industry regulator the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
On March 27th, 2014, TM, Malaysia’s largest fixed-line telco, announced that it had agreed to buy a majority stake in P1 for RM350 million and would invest a further RM210 million into P1’s parent company, Green Packet, through the purchase of 8-year redeemable exchangeable secured bonds that could be swapped for P1 shares held by Green Packet at a later date.
UPDATE: The TMgo product page is now password protected.
Fixed broadband player TM is expected to launch its 4G LTE service this year. Just recently it had acquired a major stake in P1 which will provide them with the necessary spectrum to roll out commercial services.
Now a new product page has appeared online which reveals TMgo as the official name for its upcoming 4G LTE service. At time of writing, the TMgo page seems to be incomplete and the contents might subject to change pending its actual launch. From what we can gather, there will be 2 wireless solutions available – a USB 4G LTE modem and a 4G LTE MiFi.