New era for Malaysian broadband service when TM launches HSBB at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur yesterday. UniFi is the brand name for the internet service that will also come with IPTV and Voip service.
Based on UniFi website, the basic package for home user is RM149/month with download/upload speed up to 5Mbps and 60GB maximum download per month. basic package for business is RM199/month with same download/upload speed but with unlimited bandwidth.
The website is still basic based on html and not yet can order from the website, most probably just a placeholder.
TM LAUNCHES NEXT-GENERATION HIGH SPEED BROADBAND SERVICE
UniFi promises Malaysians a richer, faster and more reliable online experience at affordable prices
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) delivered its promises of launching its next-generation High Speed Broadband (HSBB) service at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur today at a gala launch event featuring broadband lifestyle showcases, interactive exhibitions and a live concert for members of the public. TM also unveiled UniFi, the new brand for TM’s high speed broadband service, which signifies the essence of the service of connecting and bringing people together to communicate and collaborate. UniFi promises a world of faster, richer and more reliable online experience.
The launch ceremony was graced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin bin Mohd. Yassin and other members of the government administration.
Datuk Dr. Halim Shafie, Chairman, TM, said, “Now that UniFi, our next-generation Internet infrastructure and service has arrived for Malaysians; we anticipate it will be a digital lifestyle changer as well as enabler for the vast majority of our subscribers. I am truly excited at this next phase of growth for TM where we are aiming to take our services to the next level.”
TM’s UniFi high speed broadband packages comprises triple-play services of high speed Internet, video (IPTV), and phone, with speeds of 5 Mbps, 10Mbps and 20Mbps. The IPTV service which makes up part of the bundled service will be delivered via an 8Mbps connection exclusively and in addition to the data speeds subscribed by the customers. With IPTV, customers can enjoy 22 linear channels, Video-On-Demand and interactive services such as games, tourism information, etc.
The initial areas covered by TM’s UniFi are the 4 exchange areas of Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Bangsar. In addition to these 4 exchange areas, UniFi will be expanded to another 22 exchange areas by June and a further 22 by December. That means, by year-end 2010, TM’s UniFi will cover 48 exchange areas with a total of 750,000 premises passed. This would include key areas such as Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and Iskandar Malaysia. A schedule of expansion and area availability is available on the TM website.
As of today, TM has already completed 311,000 premises passed, surpassing the target of 300,000 premises passed by the end of March.
“Premises passed” refers to the number of premises that are connected by UniFi and have the ready option to take up the service if they wanted to.
TM will be engaging in awareness campaigns and direct marketing to the households and businesses in these areas. Interested customers are welcome to register their interest on the TM website at www.tm.com.my.