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UPDATE: Existing TIME customers are automatically upgraded to faster speeds without any changes to their contract. 100Mbps gets 500Mbps while 300Mbps and 500Mbps customers will get upgraded to 1Gbps.
There’s never been a more exciting time for fibre broadband in Malaysia. Two months ago, TM had announced their Unifi Turbo upgrade plans with speeds of up to 800Mbps, while Maxis and Celcom had also slashed prices for their fibre home broadband offering.
Now it appears that TIME has finally responded to TM by offering speed upgrades of their own. You can get a 1Gbps Fibre Broadband plan for less than RM300/month.
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To support the government’s call for high-speed broadband accessibility at affordable prices, Celcom has just revised its Fibre Broadband offering in Sabah. Previously, they are offering 40Mbps Fibre Broadband with unlimited quota at RM180/month and now it’s available for only RM80/month. That’s cheaper and faster than Maxis’ new broadband plans.
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is more than just an electric utility company. Apart from supplying electricity for Peninsular Malaysia, the company has the means to provide broadband on their existing infrastructure.
To support the government’s National Connectivity Plan, TNB is kicking off a pilot project in Jasin, Melaka which aims to provide faster, cheaper and wider internet accessibility for Malaysians. This will be a new High Speed Broadband (HSBB) network and it could connect underserved areas that are not covered by existing fibre broadband providers.
TM has officially unveiled its new affordable 100Mbps Fibre broadband plan that offers unlimited quota at RM129/month. This is essentially a 10Mbps Unifi Lite plan at RM129/month that’s “turboed” with 10X faster speeds. As a comparison, Unifi used to charge RM329/month for 100Mbps.
While TM Unifi and Maxis are battling each other with their 100Mbps Fibre Broadband Plan at RM129/month, TIME is currently running a promotion in conjunction with the #MYCYBERSALE 2018. You can also get a 100Mbps Fibre Broadband with unlimited quota at only RM129/month from TIME but you’ll have to use a special promo code that’s valid for a limited time.
UPDATE: TM’s new 100Mbps Fibre broadband plan is now official. Details at the end of the post.
It appears that TM is following Maxis’ footsteps in making their 100Mbps Fibre Broadband plan more affordable to the masses. Currently priced at RM329/month, the 100Mbps Unifi plan is double the price of what Maxis and TIME broadband are offering but that could change in the next couple of days.
Maxis has finally revealed its new fibre broadband plans which are now more affordable than before. Following TM’s price reduction announcement, Maxis has slashed its broadband prices by 36%-65% and you can enjoy 30Mbps broadband with unlimited quota for less than RM100.
UPDATE: TM Unifi Basic will be throttled to 128kbps when your quota is depleted.
To address the need for a cheaper broadband plan, TM has recently introduced its Unifi Basic plan that offers 30Mbps fibre broadband at RM79/month. If you’re interested, you can pre-order starting today and the plan will be available from 1st August 2018 onwards.
Yesterday, TM had announced several good news for its Unifi fibre broadband product. Apart from introducing their entry-level 30Mbps broadband plan, they have also announced their biggest speed upgrade yet with speeds of up to 800Mbps.
Rival TIME broadband has always been a leader when it comes to raw broadband speeds and they are doing it at very competitive prices. With the latest development, TM has shaken things up by not only having the most affordable 100Mbps plan but they are also the first mainstream broadband provider to break the 500Mbps speed barrier.
After the announcement, TIME had taken the opportunity to congratulate TM for taking a great leap in bringing Malaysia up to speed. They have also hinted that something is coming up very soon.
When Gobind Singh Deo took the role of Minister of Communications and Multimedia, he made broadband price reduction as one of his main priorities. He promised that he will work towards doubling our internet speeds while reducing the subscription cost by half.