When Gobind Singh Deo took over as the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, he vowed to increase our broadband speeds while reducing subscription cost by half. In the past few months, we saw fibre broadband subscription rates getting slashed to an all time low. You can now get a fibre broadband plan from as low as RM79/month and 1Gbps can be enjoyed for as little as RM199/month which is a dream come true for most Malaysians.
As I’ve mentioned previously, cheap broadband isn’t going to solve our biggest problem. Fibre connections are limited to selected urban areas and this leaves many Malaysians stuck with slower and more expensive connections.
OpenSignal has just published a new State of Mobile Report for Malaysia and this time they are giving a clearer look at 5 big cities in Peninsular Malaysia. In the last report that was published in April this year, Maxis took first place in download speeds across both 4G and 3G. With the latest report, Maxis continues to lead while Celcom has also shown improvement when it comes to speed and 4G availability.
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Despite the declining tablet market, Xiaomi is still releasing a new compact tablet for 2018. Apart from having newer hardware, the new Mi Pad 4 gets support for 4G LTE as well as face unlock.
If you haven’t try Unifi Mobile, its free SIM offer has been extended until 30 June 2018. You can enjoy a total of 30GB of Free LTE data which will never expire as long as you keep your SIMs active.
Just recently, both Celcom and Unifi have introduced their LTE-based home wireless broadband plans. They are a hassle-free solution for those who can’t get fibre connectivity for the home. Despite Celcom offering up to 1TB of data for video streaming, there are those who prefer unlimited quota without costing a bomb.
If you’re looking for an alternative, Yes is now offering unlimited LTE data that you can enjoy from as low as RM99.
Celcom has officially launched its Home Wireless Broadband. It’s a home broadband solution that’s easy to install and it’s aimed for those who can’t get fibre for the home.
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It has been more than 5 years since 4G LTE was officially rolled out in Malaysia. Today, there are six 4G LTE operators in the country and the cost of data is so much more affordable than before.
As more users are switching to 4G thanks to a wide range of affordable smartphones, can our mobile networks cope with the rising demand for data? OpenSignal, which crowdsource network performance data from smartphone users have just published their latest report specifically for Malaysia. This is their third report and you probably won’t be surprised with the results.
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If you can’t subscribe to UniFi or Streamyx at home, TM has just announced its new Unifi Wireless Broadband. This is a contract-free 4G broadband service that lets you connect your household with no hacking or installation required.
Fibre broadband is the best option to connect your entire home. However, if the service isn’t available, 4G wireless broadband is your next best alternative. Unlike Fibre, the quota for most wireless broadband plans is usually fixed and it may not be enough to satisfy those who use their broadband for video streaming.
Now Celcom has announced a new Home Wireless service which offers up to a whopping 1TB of data. This should be enough to satisfy most video streamers.
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During a Taiwan 5G showcase event, a HTC smartphone was spotted with a thick case and has its forehead and chin covered. The device was used to showcase HTC’s gigabit LTE capabilities using Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA). This is a form of carrier aggregation that uses the unlicensed 5GHz spectrum that’s also being utilised by WiFi.
What’s interesting is the device is different from the current U11 and U11+, and serial leakster @evleaks has indicated that this is HTC’s upcoming flagship model.