Malaysians really love their mobile internet and our data consumption is set to increase exponentially in the coming years. According to Maxis’ Q2 2017 report, average data usage on their network has almost doubled from 3.7GB/month to 7.0GB/month year-on-year. In addition, Ericsson predicts that mobile data traffic will increase by 11X for South East Asia and Oceania by 2022.
While our telcos are continuously upgrading their network, there’s one major problem that would hinder our demand for more data and it’s up in the air. Based on UTM’s report on our mobile broadband development, Malaysia needs more spectrum in order to fulfil the growing need for mobile data. If Malaysia doesn’t take appropriate action, the quality of our mobile internet would deteriorate.
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In case you didn’t know, webe is also offering wireless broadband over 4G LTE. Initially available as a SIM-only plan, the new mobile operator is finally offering a MiFi modem which you use to share the connection with up to 10 devices.
Today, in Digi‘s network update briefing, the telco made a bold claim that they had the most advanced LTE-Advanced network in Malaysia. According to them, this is due to the fact that they have the widest LTE-A network coverage plus VoLTE capabilities with VoWiFi rolling out sometime soon.
webe was initially launched with a single mobile postpaid plan that provided unlimited calls, SMS and data on a single device. For those who need a SIM for data sharing, webe has finally introduced its webe broadband at RM59/month.
TM today has officially launched webe, its digital mobility arm to complement its existing fixed broadband and convergence business. Since its
launch brand reveal on 13 April, TM aspires to do things differently, promising to reimagine the mobile space.
Yes’ Huddle XS promo just got a lot better. Following its CNY promo that offered 11GB data for RM88/month, the WiMAX operator has introduced a new promo offering 16GB of data at the same price. That’s 5GB more than last month’s promo and it is 10.5GB more than the original 5.5GB quota on Super88 postpaid plan.
5G is still a long way go but the folks at Qualcomm wants to enable gigabit wireless connectivity today. Their new X16 LTE is the first commercially announced modem that’s designed to deliver up to fibre optic 1Gbps speeds over today’s 4G LTE networks. That’s LTE Category 16 speeds, versus the current Cat 9 (600Mbps) and Cat 6 (300Mbps) standards that are supported on current flagship smartphones.
As we swing into the new year, Yes is doubling up its wireless broadband offering for less. At only RM88/month, you’ll get 11GB of data which can be shared with its free bundled Huddle XS MiFi.
A few days ago, U Mobile claims the title of Malaysia’s Fastest Mobile Network as awarded by Ookla’s Speedtest.net. As a gesture of appreciation to its subscribers, they are giving out 1GB of free data for the month of December.
So how fast is the fastest? Speedtest has finally revealed the numbers along with the rank of our current fixed and mobile operators in the country. Full details after the break.
Playing with Pandora’s box has its ramifications and once you release statements/claims, you’d better be ready to face your critics. Following the onslaught of who’s the “best”, “widest” and “fastest” 4G LTE network, Maxis aims to put this issue to bed by releasing company data on how they classify their 4G LTE network. Moreover, the green coloured telco has also proposed to have a forum with two of its competitors to talk about the state of 4G LTE in Malaysia.
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