During an event yesterday, TNB CEO Datuk Seri Ir Azman Mohd had shared that TNB was in the process of communicating its plan to the relevant ministries and we will hear more about it in January 2019. He added that the current broadband pilot tests will be completed by end of this month and TNB will be evaluating the results.
According to TNB, their
Just recently, Pos Malaysia had given a sneak preview of TNB Broadband’s performance at a post office located in Jasin, Melaka. Their
Having a new broadband player is always welcomed provided it can help to improve our current broadband situation. Here are 5 things they would need to answer.
Can TNB solve the Streamyx problem?
Broadband prices have hit an all-time low thanks to the new Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing. Unfortunately, only those in urban areas are enjoying the benefit due to limited
Currently, there are approximately 500,000 Streamyx customers without any upgrade options. TM had called upon the government to provide a win-win solution but we haven’t seen anything yet from their recent engagement.
So the biggest question is whether TNB will roll out to urban
Can TNB run a consumer business?
TNB is a public utility company and they have never offered a commercial product and service before. To roll out broadband is a whole different ball game. Unlike supplying electricity, TNB will need to go all out to acquire subscribers and they are going up against other established telcos in the country.
Can TNB offer competitive broadband plans?
While faster speeds are good, pricing is also important. At the moment, you can get a 30Mbps
What can TNB offer that others can’t?
When TM introduced Unifi, they were pushing on convergence where you get broadband, telephony and IPTV content in one subscription. Meanwhile, Maxis is positioning themselves as the all-in-one connectivity solution for the whole family by offering unlimited data for both mobile and fixed broadband on MaxisONE Prime.
Understandably, there are those who just want broadband only. When the time comes when price and speed are no longer a factor, how would TNB differentiate themselves from the rest? As a new player, TNB has to make significant investments to start a
Do we actually need more providers?
Is having more players the solution? Probably not if all providers are only concentrating on high-density areas.
What we probably need is for the government to provide incentives to