If you’re hooked to the internet before the year 2000, you definitely have used a dial-up service. After the closing of Jaring two years ago, Malaysia’s second ISP service is now coming to an end.
If your first encounter of the Internet involves mIRC, Hotmail and ICQ, you may have heard about Jaring, Malaysia’s first Internet Service Provider that offered dial-up connectivity. Now the struggling ISP has been ordered by the courts to go into liquidation, marking an end of a legacy that connected Malaysians to the world.
Its former CEO, Dr. Mohammad Awang Lah had posted on Facebook about the news and had expressed sadness that the ISP he helped started had ended up this way. However he also expressed hope that it could turn around for the better under safe hands.
Jaring was started in 1986 under the name RangKom which was renamed to Jaring in 1992. Eventually it became a part of MIMOS in 2002 and later on it was taken over by the Finance Ministry in 2007. The former CEO had also expressed frustration over the sale of Jaring last year to unsuitable parties that led to its eventual demise. TheMalaysianInsider reported that Jaring was sold to Utusan Printcorp for over RM100 million.
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This caught our eye in the Star over the weekend.
And we have to say, it’s quite a cheeky ad. Nice clear layout, attention grabbing headline, tells you just enough to entice you but not a lot to make the layout messy. We like!
Although the comparison with dial-up is a bit old hack. We’re not even sure if the younger broadband users out there have even experienced dial-up before. Besides comparing broadband with dial-up is like comparing a Ferrari with a Proton.
P1 marketing people, if you’re paying attention, read this:
On a side note, notice the Intel logos at the left bottom corner of the ad? We think P1 will be coming up with a laptop bundling plan in the next few months. This is coinciding with Intel releasing its new chips and boards with built-in WiMAX.
Once we have the word, we’ll keep you posted!
In the meantime, check out our other Ad-nalysis posts HERE.