Malaysia Broadband

TIME responds to Unifi’s Turbo upgrade by offering up to 5X faster speeds

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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Here’s how you can enjoy high-speed internet in areas without 4G or wired broadband coverage

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Recently, it was proposed that internet access is made a constitutional right in Malaysia. Ideally, fibre broadband is the way to go with faster and reliable access that’s cost effective. Unfortunately, fibre broadband coverage is only limited to urban areas with high density, and as a result, there are many Malaysians that are deprived of high-speed broadband access.

Sure, there are other alternative technologies that can provide faster access, and this include 4G LTE. It’s faster to deploy but despite most mobile players claiming as high as 90% coverage, that often refers to population instead of geographical coverage. That leaves many underserved Malaysians without access to even 4G.

Even if you’re covered by both wired and wireless technology, there are residents that can’t apply for broadband due to insufficient fibre ports or their wireless networks are simply too congested to provide a decent experience.

If this is your situation, there’s now a third option to consider which can provide high-speed internet no matter where you are in Malaysia.

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TNB is kicking off Fibre Broadband trials in Melaka

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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.

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TM will let you know if you’re eligible for Unifi and Streamyx turbo speed upgrade

TM Unifi Turbo upgrade email

A few days ago, TM had set up a page where you can check if you’re getting the announced speed upgrade. To recap, existing Unifi customers can get up to 10X faster speeds of up to 800Mbps while Streamyx customers will get 2X faster speeds. Unfortunately, due to high traffic, TM’s website couldn’t cope and many Unifi and Streamyx customers were unable to verify their status.

To address the issue, TM had sent out emails to selected customers to inform them that they are in line to get the speed upgrade. If you haven’t received it yet, you can check your inbox for the subject “Get ready for turbo speed Internet!”

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Find out if you’re eligible for TM Unifi and Streamyx Turbo speed upgrade

UPDATE: Can’t check? TM will send an email to you instead.

To bring Malaysia’s internet up to speed, TM had announced a free speed upgrade for both Unifi and Streamyx customers. For those on Unifi Fibre Broadband, existing customers will get 10X speed upgrade of up to 800Mbps while Streamyx customers will get 2X faster speeds. To keep its customers informed, TM has released a page when you can check if you qualify for the speed upgrade and when you’re getting it.

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TM to reveal affordable broadband initiatives in the coming months

TM Affordable Broadband Initiatives

UPDATE: TM has announced a new entry-level RM79/month Fibre plan and new Turbo Plans with speeds of up to 800Mbps.

Earlier this week, the Minister of Communications and Multimedia had announced that Malaysians could enjoy as much as 25% price reduction on broadband by end of this year. This is due to the implementation of Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP) which reduces wholesale prices for broadband.

TM has just issued a statement to respond to the minister’s announcement.

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Celcom has a new Home Wireless broadband service with up to 1TB of data

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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