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.
The Malaysian 14th General Election is taking place on 9 May 2018 and many are expected to return home to cast their votes. As there’s an increase in demand, AirAsia will be adding more domestic flights and are deploying larger aircraft with more seating capacity.
UPDATE: The special fares are now available on AirAsia. RM99 fare is only within West Malaysia and East Malaysia.
UPDATE 2: The special fares have been extended by an extra day. Now covering domestic flights on 8-10 May.
If you’re a Sabah or Sarawak registered voter that’s based in West Malaysia, AirAsia will be offering lower fares for you to return home and cast your vote. This was announced by AirAsia’s Group CEO, Tony Fernandes, via Twitter and the special fares
will be available by Monday are available now.
Xiaomi which started off as an online-centric e-commerce brand is continuing to grow its retail presence in Malaysia. After opening several Mi Premium stores located in Penang and the Klang Valley, they have just announced the opening of its first Mi physical store in East Malaysia.
Mobile data has become more crucial for Malaysians. According to Maxis’ Q3 2017 report, an average Maxis customer uses an average of 7.5GB/month and over at East Malaysia (Sabah/Sarawak), it’s a staggering average of 12GB/month. They added that data traffic on their 4G LTE network has tripled over the past year and it is expected to rise even further.
Celcom has just rolled out its high-speed fibre broadband service in Sabah which will cover both rural and urban areas. This is in line with state government’s agenda for a Sabah Smart City by providing fast internet speeds at lower prices. The Sabah focused broadband service is handled by Celcom Timur Sdn Bhd.
As part of its network expansion exercise, U Mobile has just rolled out its first ever 4G LTE-Advanced site in Malaysia. LTE-Advanced or also known as 4G+ offers faster speeds than conventional 4G. In real life usage, this would enable download speeds beyond 100Mbps which is made possible through carrier aggregation.
Uber is spreading its wings to East Malaysia with Kota Kinabalu as its newest city. In conjunction with its upcoming soft launch, Uber and Le Meridian are giving away an all expense paid 3D/2N trip to a lucky winner.
A week ago, Maxis had quietly released a MaxisONE Plan that offers 5GB of data with unlimited calls and SMS for RM68/month. Many had gotten riled up as the plan was offered exclusively to those in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan.
According to MDroid, Digi has just rolled out a similar plan which competes directly with Maxis. The folks on the east side are really getting spoilt for choice now.
With the recent postpaid price war that’s happening, the MaxisONE Plan is looking very expensive. The competition have been dishing out with super affordable postpaid plans that offer unlimited calls and a minimum of 7GB of data for less than RM80 per month.
If you’re residing in Sabah and Sarawak, Maxis now has an attractive MaxisONE plan that offers unlimited calls & SMS, 5GB all day mobile data and unlimited “burung-hantu” internet at only RM68/month. That’s cheaper than the now-defunct SurfMore 75 (RM75/month) plan that comes with 5GB of data.