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.
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.
Unifi Basic was definitely one of the most interesting plans TM revealed during their big announcement back in July. I’d say it’s definitely in the top three because it made Unifi more affordable and more accessible to a much larger pool of people. However, the thing about Unifi Basic was that it came with an income requirement which certainly limited its adoption potential.
Today though, there is good news for those who were looking forward to the affordable Unifi Basic plan but wasn’t within the income bracket, because TM’s just announced a big change to the entry-level fibre plan.
If you’re planning of terminating your current TM Unifi and Streamyx account, there’s now a new policy which takes effect from August 2018. Before visiting your nearest TMpoint, customers are now required to give TM an early notice.
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!”
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.
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.
UPDATE: TM has revealed their new Turbo Unifi Plans with speeds up to 800Mbps.
The current administration has been pushing local telcos to offer faster broadband at an affordable price. TM had responded to the call and they have announced their latest initiatives that will push Malaysia ahead of our regional peers in terms of price per Mbps and bandwidth speed.
Before the newer plans are announced, TM appears to be offering its existing users with faster speeds at a cheaper price. From the looks of it, some users are offered with a Unifi Pro plan with 100Mbps speeds at 40% off.
OK this is it. TM has finally announced that they’ve got new plans for both Streamyx and Unifi customers. These include a new entry-level Unifi plan, new “turbo” Unifi plans, a special upgrade package for pre-Unifi (aka Streamyx) subscribers and an unlimited Unifi Mobile mobile postpaid plan.
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.