Thursday, March 25, 2010
Telekom Malaysia earlier today announced their pricing packages for their UniFi high speed broadband service, after last night official launch. The residential packages start at RM149/month for a 5Mbps HSBB link. Unlike Streamyx packages however, the UniFi VIP (video internet phone) packages includes telephony and IPTV services. The package will include a DECT Phone, Premise Gateway (which we believe is a modem + wifi access point) as well as a set top box that will allow IPTV streaming direct to your TV set. The 10Mbps and 20Mbps residential packages are priced at RM199/month and RM249/month respectively. There will be no additional charges for telephone rental and subscription charges are waived until 30th June 2010.
There is a usage cap on all packages, starting with 60GB/month for the basic 5Mbps package. The terms and condition also include TM's fair usage policy and a daily download distribution clause. With HD IPTV services included in the package, we're not sure how it will fare with a daily download cap.
The HD IPTV services via the set top box will include all local terrestrial TV channels namely TVI, TV2, TV3, Bernama TV, NTV7, 8TV, TV9 and Hikmah. International channels that will be available are the Austrlia Network, BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies, Channel News Asia, Channel [V] Taiwan, DW-TV Asia+, Euronews, Fashion TV, Fashion TV HD, LUXE.TV HD, Star Chinese Channel, Star Chinese Movies 2 and the Travel Channel. Aside from that Video on Demand channels that will be charged seperately and four local Interactive Channels will be made available on the set top IPTV box.
UniFi HSBB is currently available in Bangsar, Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), Subang and Shah Alam.
Some info I found from a user who subscribe to Unifi.
"Okay guys.. I just called and subscribed. My area is under TTDI exchange and I took the first installation date which is 29th of March sad.gif
The packages are VIP5/10/20.. the prices are confirmed by that lady to be whats stated here (5mb 149, 10mb 199, 20mb 249).
Service is FREE until 1st of July. She told me there is a fair usage policy but it's not implemented yet so no caps so far. Haihz 4 more days lol
I also had to pick a new phone number for the VOIP line (starts with 773 now lol)"
"Yes they might cap in future. And its 24 months contract.
VOIP line she told me rm0.10 for handphone calls and TM line is free of charge. I think there was some other charge but my BM is rusty.
UPDATE : ARGH SHE JUST CALLED ME TO SAY 29TH IS FULL MUST WAIT TILL 30TH AND IT WILL TAKE 8 HOURS TO INSTALL CAUSE MUST DRILL HOLE AND PULL FIBER WTF sad.gif"
Anyway.. just to sum it up for you guys from what I know :
VIP 5mbps RM149
VIP 10mb RM199
VIP 20mb RM249
- All speeds are symmetric
- Contract is 24 months
- No installation fee for now (according to the girl I talked to anyway)
- Installation takes around 8 hours
- Service is free till 1st July
- If you have Streamyx contract you can only cancel after June (since its free till July)
- No Fair Usage Policy YET but it's in the works
- You have to pick a new phone number for the VOIP service
- VOIP has free calls between TM landlines
- First install date in TTDI exchange area is 29th March and beyond
TM HSBB is now named Unifi (does not sound really original to me) and the price of the Streamyx Uni Pack will be reduced from RM50 to RM38.
However, the pricing of the HSBB service still has not been mentioned.
RM1bil initiative to promote high-speed broadband usage
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has several broadband initiatives that will benefit the public, especially underprivileged students.
It has allocated RM1bil to provide schoolchildren from poor households with Internet-enabled netbook computers, as part of the National Broadband Initiative.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the funding for the programme would be sourced from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s Universal Service Provision Fund.
Under the programme, a student would only have to pay RM38 a month for the netbook and Internet access. Needy students in rural areas will pay even less — RM20 a month.
When the Prime Minister had announced the programme last year, the fee had been set at RM50 a month.
“Telekom Malaysia helped make this reduction possible,” Najib said when launching UniFi, the telco’s high-speed broadband (HSBB) service and the National Broadband Initiative at the Dataran Merdeka here last night.
He also said HSBB services are vital for the nation’s economic growth, competitiveness, increasing investor confidence, and promoting innovative thinking.
The Prime Minister said RM60mil would be invested to set up community broadband centres that would benefit 615,000 households in 246 locations in the country.
“We are also setting up 138 Internet centres for the rakyat at state information department offices that will benefit 400,000 people,” he said.
The Government will also set up 1,105 e-kiosks at community centres nationwide, at the cost of RM40mil in total.
With the HSBB service, Malaysians will enjoy Internet surfing speeds from 5 megabits per second (Mbps) to 20Mbps. The pricing for the service will be available today on Telekom Malaysia’s website, www.tm.com.my.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
TM Set To Launch High-Speed Broadband Service On March 24
KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 (Bernama) -- Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) is set to launch its next-generation High Speed Broadband (HSBB) retail service on March 24 at the Dataran Merdeka here.
A simultaneous launch will also be held at Menara TM in Bangsar, including a live crossover feed to a yet-to-be disclosed location in Sarawak, TM said in a statement here on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be the guest of honour at the main event in Dataran Merdeka, where he is also expected to launch the new National Broadband Initiative (NBI), of which HSBB is the flagship project.
TM Group Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, said TM wanted to reassure the early adopters of its HSBB packages that they would be of "premium service, but not premium pricing."
The HSBB retail packages will comprise triple-play services of voice, video (IPTV and Video on Demand), and high speed Internet.
HSBB offers bandwidth at network access (port) speeds of 10 megabit per second and to support the delivery of its triple play offering.
Signed in September 2008, the RM11.3 billion national HSBB project is a Public-Private-Partnership agreement between TM and the Malaysian Government to develop next generation high speed broadband infrastructure and services for the nation.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Found this at Lowyat.net and heard rumours that it's going to be launched at March 24 at Dataran Merdeka.
a)Token of appreciation from TM to these Customers for their loyalty and good payment.
b)TM to test business processes efficiency including Installation exercise and HSBB Customer Services.
* 'Try & Buy’ for Residential already implemented on January.
* Customers are selected by TM and packages or product offered / used in T&B is confidential.
* HSBB SOC will entertain all ‘Try & Buy’ Customers enquiries or fault reporting.
* Should ‘Try & Buy’ Customer call 100 for enquiry, kindly advice them to call HSBB SOC (number available after 28 march 2010 on the official launch).
:: Selection of customers
* Existing TM Business Broadband customers that resides in 4 HSBB areas which are:
d)Taman Tun Dr.Ismail
:: Important Business Rules (must know)
* FREE Package subscription fee until 30thJune 2010. Chargeable items only Voice usage and add-on VAS.
* RM0 for Registration Fee, Installation Fee and Deposit -> NO HIDDEN COST
* FREE equipments
* NO OBLIGATION to continue the service after ‘Try and Buy’ period
* Customer will be contacted 14 days prior to 30thJune 2010 to confirm whether to continue using the service or downgrade the service or terminate the service.
* Once HSBB Installer (TM RNO) call and confirm with Customer on the Installation, the Order or Subscription cannot be cancelled.
* Customer must retain and continue to pay existing Business Broadband and PSTN service during this ‘Try and Buy’ period.
* Customer is not allowed to Relocate the service during this period.
* Downgrade and Upgrade is not applicable during ‘Try and Buy’.
* No Fair Usage Policy (FUP) imposed.
* Installation of service is subject to service availability and technical testing and in accordance to TM Standard Installation Guideline. Should customer request to conceal in the wall or above the ceiling, TM will propose the list of contractor for the customer to deal with. All cost to be borne by customer and paid directly to contractor.
After this everyone using 20mb....
source : TM , soon will publish in local newspaper and TM websites
Saturday, March 6, 2010
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