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.
Some of you may not know this but not all iPhone models are the same. Depending on where you get it, the iPhone X uses two different modems which obviously delivers different results.
Mobile data on smartphones are crucial these days and telcos around the world are offering more data to keep up with rising demand. Over the years, the cost of data has come down significantly while telcos have continued with their expansion of their 4G coverage.
So which telco has the best network in the country? If you’re curious, OpenSignal has published its latest findings in its State of Mobile Networks: Malaysia report that’s dated October 2017.
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Huawei isn’t the only one releasing a new compact tablet for the Malaysian market. If you’re looking for an alternative, the Galaxy Tab A (2017) 8.0″ with 4G LTE has arrived in Malaysia.
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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YES has just released their new mobile self care app which allows customers to better manage their postpaid and prepaid accounts. To encourage more downloads, YES is giving 1GB of free data which is redeemable from the app.