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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U Mobile looks poised to launch something big tomorrow and it’s got something to do with data roaming. More specifically, U Mobile will introduce Roam-Onz, an upcoming addition to the company’s already established line of -Onz features.
Here’s what we know.
For those who seek more data, Xpax just announced the brand new KAWKAW DATA program that is designed to give users 50% more data each time they subscribe to any one of their monthly internet plans.
However, there is a catch.
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.
Have you ever wanted to Google something only to find out that you don’t have an internet connection? Then, in a huff, you keep your phone back in your pocket and forget all about what you wanted to Google in the first place.
Well, if that’s ever happened to you, the good news is that it’s not going to happen again because Google’s Search will now work offline.
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.
The 2017 Budget was just revealed by the Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and it contained quite a lot of interesting allocations. But what about tech? Well, here’s what you need to know.
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The intentional disruption of internet has been condemned by the United Nations as a violation of human rights following a non-binding resolution passed by the UN’s Humans Rights Council recently. Although this kind of resolution can’t be enforced, it lends credence to the actions of digital rights activists around the world and puts pressure on governments.
TM has announced that repair works on the Cahaya Malaysia submarine cable have finally completed. As a result, international connectivity to the US, North Asia and Europe should be restored to back optimum levels.
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Making the switch to a postpaid plan can be a difficult decision. Although you gain freedom in usage without having to worry about running out of credits, there is a chance that when your bill arrives at the end of the month, you will be paying more than you’d expect.