Almost one year ago, Maxis launched the first 4G LTE network in Malaysia.But at that time, it was only available to heavy data users and later,it was extended to some postpaid users. Celcom almost did the way once it launched the 4G LTE service.
After one year of enhancements, Maxis and Celcom finally get ready to provide 4G LTE service to more customers and now their prepaid users can enjoy the REAL high speed mobile internet .
U Mobile just launches 4G LTE service today after Maxis,Celcom and Digi.However,unlike other mobile telcos only started to provide 4G LTE service to data subscribers or postpaid users,U Mobile opens the service to all their customers.
At current stage,only small amounts of areas will get covered:Puchong,Subang,Taman Molek,JB and at Berjaya Times Square.The details for the coverage in Puchong and Subang are as below:
- Puchong: Along IOI Mall,Setia Walk and Bandar Puteri .
- Subang: SS12,SS13,SS14,SS15 and USJ Taipan.
As U Mobile was awarded 2600Mhz frequency for 4G LTE service only,Apple 4G-enabled products such as iPhone5/5C/5S/iPad mini/iPad mini 2/iPad 4G LTE/iPad Air are not able to access U Mobile’s 4G LTE network. Continue reading
DiGi just updated the broadband coverage map showing the 4G LTE network they’re currently running.
Celcom finally reveals the date of officially launching 4G LTE service on the website.It’s tomorrow (23 April 2013) with limited offer for first 1,000 subscribers who sign up for Celcom First Data Pro.
Celcom First Data Pro needs to be paid RM138 monthly for 10GB data volume up to 50Mbps .However,if you’re one of the first 1,000 subscribers,you could get your 4G LTE modem+3 months free subscriptions for only RM199.The following Blue Cube outlets are open for registration of that offer from 23 April:
TM Streamyx recently adds a new 8Mbps plan for RM160 monthly into the existing product lines to give some choices to the users who want to get the faster speed,but haven’t covered by Unifi service.
The 8 Mbps BB Deal could be applied by new and existing users.However,due to the technical limitation,some applicants may not able to get that plan as the speed is hard to be reachable.You could check the availability of coverage here.
You could subscribe/upgrade the service online or pay a visit to the nearest TM Point.
After 2 years of trials on 4G LTE network,Maxis announced that their 4G LTE network working on 2.6Ghz spectrum had put into service from last midnight.
Maxis 4G LTE provides 2-5 times faster speed than current 3G network,speeds up to 75Mbps and typical average speeds of 10Mbps to 30Mbps depending on the conditions.Currently only some parts of Klang Valley in the areas of Cyberjaya, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Damansara Utama, Desa Sri Hartamas, Bandar Puchong Jaya and Bandar Sunway are covered.Other areas that have partial coverage are SS2, Taman Paramount, Section 17 and 19 in Petaling Jaya, Plaza Damansara, Bandar Kinrara and Taman Wawasan in Puchong.
You can sign up Maxis Wireless Broadband plans of RM88 and above get the LTE modem at only RM400 to enjoy super speeds on the Maxis 4G LTE network.You can check out for more details at Maxis centers in KLCC or Taman Tun Dr. Ismail.Of course,if you have a 4G LTE mobile phone which also supports 2.6Ghz spectrum,you could ride on the fastest mobile wireless network right away.
Now I’m wondering which telco will be the following player on 4G LTE in Malaysia.
TM runs Streamyx Zone WiFi service for years and now Maxis joins to provide WiFi service in public area too.Of course,it’s payable.
If you go to a place showing this logo,that means Maxis WiFi is available in that area.Well,I don’t think you could see this logo frequently as the service area is quite limited currently,most of them are shopping centers and commercial buildings.Sunway Pyramid,KLCC,Imbi Plaza,Menara Maxis,IOI Mall,Phileo Damansara,Jaya One are in the list.You could check more details here.
The service is only available for currently Maxis users(both prepaid and postpaid) and have several packages to choose.
I checked everywhere but found that Maxis didn’t disclose how fast the WiFi connection could be.Well,I think we have to wait somebody to test it later.