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More than 30,000 UniFi subscribers

Telekom Malaysia announced yesterday that it has more than 30,000 subscribers and was adding an average 2,500 customers a week till the end of 2010.

As of end last year, UniFi is available at 48 areas nationwide covering more than 750,000 premises.

Some of the new coverage areas include- Sentul, San Peng, Bintang and Taman Midah in the Federal Territory and selected areas within Sg. Long, Keramat, Cheras, Petaling Jaya, Serdang, Seberang Jaya, Bukit Tengah and Bayan Baru.

More details in the press release below:

The rollout of Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s (TM) High Speed Broadband (HSBB) service, UniFi, continues to be on track with service availability now expanded to an additional 48 areas nationwide, bringing the total of premises passed to more than 750,000 at the end of 2010.

This means that TM is well on its way to meet the targeted 1.3 million premises passed by the end of 2012 at the end of the first phase of the HSBB project rollout.

In line with the phase by phase roll-out of the service, new residential areas that have been opened to the UniFi service include selected areas within Sentul, San Peng, Bintang and Taman Midah in the Federal Territory and selected areas within Sg. Long, Keramat, Cheras, Petaling Jaya and Serdang in Selangor now have service coverage. In Penang, the industrial zone of Seberang Jaya now has UniFi service coverage in addition to the other industrial zones of Bukit Tengah and Bayan Baru where service was rolled out in July 2010.

“In conjunction with UniFi’s phased service expansion to more areas nationwide, TM is in the midst of a more aggressive go-to-market campaign to educate consumers and attract new subscribers,” said Datuk Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Group Chief Executive Officer, TM. “We have already passed the 30,000 service subscription mark recently and with the number of orders closed surging to an average of 2,500 per week towards the end of the year, it is a clear sign that more and more Malaysians are spending their time online and are hungry for more bandwidth.”

2010 was in itself a very eventful year for TM’s high speed broadband service, UniFi. Officially launched in four areas in the Klang Valley on March 24th, the service rapidly expanded to cover 23 areas nationwide in June and 48 by end December 2010. TM’s IPTV service, HyppTV was also officially launched in October.

“For homes and businesses ready to embrace an aggressive digital lifestyle, UniFi is definitely for them as it delivers a faster, richer and more reliable online experience that opens up a whole new world of rich digital content, applications and services,” Datuk Sri Zamzamzairani said.

UniFi is currently being offered via three residential and three business packages. The residential triple-play packages are VIP5 at RM149 a month, VIP10 at RM199 a month and VIP20 at RM249 a month. Each package comes with Phone, High Speed Internet and a free basic HyppTV offering. Additional premium HyppTV and Video-on-Demand offerings are available for a nominal subscription fee. TM will continue to enhance the richness of our HyppTV offering by adding more exciting channels from time to time.

Businesses packages offered are BIZ5 at RM199 a month, BIZ10 at RM599 a month and BIZ20 at RM899 a month. Each package comes as a dual-play offering with a very competitive call plan, High Speed Internet and a host of complimentary services serving the needs of businesses.

Inked in September 2008, the RM11.3 billion national HSBB project is a Public-Private-Partnership agreement between TM and the Government of Malaysia to develop next generation high speed broadband infrastructure and services for the nation.
TM is investing up to RM8.9 billion into the project while the Government is contributing RM2.4 billion on an incurred claims basis based on project milestones reached by TM.

For a complete list of UniFi coverage areas and service availability, visit www.tm.com.my.

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