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1,700 customers on UniFi, up to RM300 million allocated for TM’s IPTV

RM300 million is not much especially when compared to what ASTRO and Media Prima are spending, but it is a good start for TM. Some RM250 million to RM300 million has been allocated for TM’s IPTV service which is part of its HSBB(UniFi) offerings. “The spending will depend on opportunities. We are very careful on the acquisition of content; it ...

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50% more Maxis coverage in Kelantan, Pahang & Terengganu this year

Maxis is expanding its broadband coverage in Kelantan, Pahang & Terengganu this year with 50% more coverage. New coverage areas for Maxis Broadband: Kelantan- Bachok, Kerteh, Panji, Pasir Mas and Peringat Pahang- Bentong, Kuantan and Temerloh Terengganu- Chukai, Dungun, Kuala Berang and Kerteh. In the past few months, Maxis said that it will be increasing its HSPA and HSPA+ coverage ...

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Celcom Broadband to charge for billing

Starting 1st August 2010, Celcom Broadband will start charging customers for billing if they failed to opt out from paper bills. Probably some sort of cost cutting measure, customers that failed to opt out will then be charged according to below:

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Tune Talk has launched GPRS

Wow, it took them a while to finally launch GPRS. If you are on Tune Talk, you can now use GPRS and pay 10sen per 10kb, standard data rate chargers.

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Announcement: Restoration of Streamyx in Miri, Sarawak

It seems that Miri, Sarawak is facing some “Streamyx problem”. Could be the same reason as this?- Streamyx major outage nationwide The announcement dated back 17 April 2010. I’m not sure if the Internet service has been fully restored.

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Telcos at PC Fair KLCC 16-18 April

Just a few photos of their booths- after the jump.

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(UPDATE 1) Streamyx major outage nationwide

UPDATE 1: TheStar reports that STreamyx was down more than 4 hours yesterday. This is history, Streamyx was down for almost 35min yesterday(15 April 2010, about 5.30pm), causing 1.6 million Streamyx customers without any Internet service. I wonder how much impact this disruption could have caused our country when TM data centers are down and a number of “e-services” plus ...

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Connectivity to speed up national growth

Is your broadband service really as fast as advertised? In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), equivalent to our industry regulator the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), has a new tool that allows users to test the download and upload speeds of their broadband connections, which is then reported back to the FCC. This is for both ...

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Ericsson comments on HSBB

Here’s an interview between a friend of mine from Ericsson, Sebastian Barros commenting on TM’s newly launched HSBB service- UniFi. Listen to the podcast after the jump- Interviewed by BFM on the 7th April 2010.

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The price for fast Internet connection

Is RM149 a month for 5-megabits per second (Mbps) a steal or pricey? It comes with free voice calls, some TV channels and other stuff. That is UniFi, Telekom Malaysia Bhd’s latest offering in high speed broadband (HSBB). In the fast lane of broadband, speed is king. Without speeds of 5-50Mbps, and capacity, don’t call it HSBB.

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Celcom Data add on packages

Smililar to Maxis, Celcom Broadband now gives you an option to purchase additional data volume when you use up the given 5GB. The only major difference here is this- Maxis might suspend your broadband service after hitting the allowed data usage but Celcom will only throttle your speed.

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A group of 6 people to resolve National Broadband problem

Everyone in this country has something to say when it comes to our Broadband service. The Government is aware of this(broadband issues) and they gave us(consumers) a team of only 6 people to resolve problems from at least one million broadband users out there.

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Data Cap or No Data Cap?

About 2 days after UniFi was launched by the Prime Minister of Malaysia. TM announced that it will not impose any data capping on its High Speed Broadband Service(HSBB) which it initially planned. The truth is, TM is not sure whether it should limit data usage of its High Speed Broadband customers. Question- Why would you buy a Ferrari car ...

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Statement from TM on UniFi data volume cap

Looks like TM will be implementing the monthly data cap, in the future, read full statement from TM after the jump.

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Power of Social Media: No more Cap on UniFi

Thanks to the power of social media!, TM will no longer impose any monthly data cap on their newly launched HSBB packages. Via its Twitter account, TM announced that it will no longer impose any data limit on all its Unifi packages, for now.

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