It looks like the recent typhoons around Hong Kong have caused some serious damage to several undersea cables. These submarine cables (ASE, AAG, TGA-IA, SMW3) connect South East Asia to the United States. This is not the first time we have a submarine cable fault in our region but this time it isn’t as bad as before.
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Planning on getting a new broadband for your home or office? Whether it is Streamyx, UniFi, Time or Maxis Fibre Broadband, Shopback is giving you a month’s subscription as cashback. That’s up to RM1,488 in cash back into your pocket.
Xiaomi’s Mi Box is now available on contract when you sign up for Digi’s Broadband plans. Retailing at RM349, the Android TV-powered box can be yours at 48% off.
Webe is now entering the enterprise segment by introducing its business-centric mobile and broadband plans. At first glance, they are quite similar to its consumer offering but you do get a little extra.
Broadband in Malaysia could do much better and those living outside the Klang Valley often get the short end of the stick. Knowing the importance of internet connectivity, Sarawak’s Chief Minister, Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Open pledges to leapfrog the state in terms of infrastructure in the next five years. The state is committed to investing RM1 billion ringgit in order to provide high-speed connectivity up to 2 terabits per second. Yup, you read that right. 2 terabits per second or 2,000 Gbps.
UPDATE: To those who were initially ineligible, you can now check your surprise!
Remember the internet speed upgrade UniFi subscribers were set to receive come 2017? After a period of silence, we finally get our first solid lead on this as TM is now letting existing UniFi subscribers to check if they are eligible for the speed upgrade or not.
Maxis has just revamped its MaxisONE Home Fibre broadband which now carries a lower subscription fee across the board. On top of that, they are offering free iflix subscription for life plus RM1 add-ons for Chromecast and WiFi Extenders on their higher plans.
If you love watching your TV series and movies at home, Digi has introduced its new 4G broadband plans that come with free video streaming. This is similar to U Mobile’s Video-ONZ, where you can stream your video content without consuming your normal data quota.
Easily one of the most exciting parts of the 2017 Budget announcement, at least as far as technology is concerned, was the part about how fixed-line broadband services like UniFi, Streamyx, Maxis Fibre and Time Broadband would be offering higher connectivity speeds for a lower price.
The announcement last Friday itself was rather vague, without the nitty gritty details on how this would all play out, so a lot was left to speculation. Now, however, TM has just given us a sneak peak into their master plan on how they’re going to put the initiatives set out in the 2017 Budget, in motion.
Internet connectivity is crucial for any business these days. If your company has a need for speed, Maxis has revamped its Business Fibre offering with speeds up to 100Mbps. For greater reliability, it’s also backed by a zero downtime proposition.