Well,the prices are finally here.We can see that the packages are all bundled with IPTV,VOIP and Data(broadband) services and there’s a volume cap for data usage.If later I subscribe UniFi,I have to choose the most expensive one as it is given 120GB download volume which may just fit my use.So I don’t know which plan will be the best for those heavy users who always visit YouTube for HD video clips or other online stream.
Frankly speaking,I have to say that TM is failing to make a better service again.
I think TM will adjust the prices for Streamyx and set lower prices for HSBB-now named as UniFi.The fact is I was wrong.
According to the latest information getting from MalaysianWireless,UniFi has the packages of 5,10 and 20Mbps.They are expected to have similar download and upload speeds.The price charts for the packages are not yet disclosed,however,some source claimed that that could be RM149,RM199 and RM249 respectively.
I believe most of Malaysians will say that the prices are too high.I totally agree it.So now I just pray that the prices are for the tri-play packages,not for broadband only.We could get the exact information tomorrow as TM will officially inform the public about the charges for the services.
I hope that will not be another service which is going to kill my wallet.
Google always makes some crazy investments and years ago,it went into a project called UNITY of constructing a submarine cable connecting US and Asia with multi-terabits capacity.Google started the work with other 5 regional telecoms:Bharti Airtel, Global Transit, KDDI, Pacnet, and SingTel.By the way,Global Transit is a subsidiary company under Khazanah Nasional Bhd(Malaysian National investment company).Thus,I believe the new bandwidth will also be apportioned to TM,the major telecom in Malaysia which has the widest coverage of broadband services.I guess the new international bandwidth may contribute to the latest HSBB service that will be launched in 3 days.
By this investment,Google awards 20% of the total bandwidth of the cable.It has a big win in this project as the new cable smoothens the connections of loading all contents,such as YouTube,Google search,Google Maps and so on,amongst Asian countries.
Now Facebook is so popular all over the world.I wonder when Facebook could invest in such a project too because currently loading some games and uploading some pictures during the peak hours in Facebook is really a nightmare.I’m waiting.
It’s about HSBB again.TM has put a big count-down banner at its official website.It seems to say that the evolution is just at the corner.Well,I hope it will be true.
TM looks like setting up a live page to show that great time.
However,I’m hardly doubting whether HSBB will be really dramatic as we all assumed.I face some slow-down issues of my current Streamyx service.I sent the complaint to the customer service department and they gave me a reply saying that the issue I have to face is because of the highly congested network in my area.I was also informed that they could not promise when it could be solved.
Oops,they even can’t manage the existing ADSL systems,how could they have the strong ability to deal with higher speed fibre optics system?I have no idea.
Several days ago,TM held a press conference and over there it claimed that High Speed Broandband(HSBB) will release to the public on March 24 at Dataran Merdeka.Malaysian Prime Minister Dato Najib Tun Razak will join in the event and officially launch the National Broadband initiative,which HSBB is the flagship project. -Sourced by Bernama
I think that will be impressive as the new HSBB will run at least 3 times faster than the current fastest plan to the consumers.TM also promised that this time the plans will not be as expensive as the existing plans.
I know that some people living in Subang Jaya,Shah Alam,Taman Tun and TTDI have already been selected as beta users to try out the service and based on some leaking news,the result is quite good.
The known information shows that the plans will include some value added services,such as IPTV.Well,I’m very interested in the new service.I hope the service could reach my living area as soon as possible.Meanwhile,I welcome the HSBB users to leave some feedback here.
I’m waiting for the news about High Speed BroadBand(HSBB),but till now I can’t see any movements in my living area.Well,Streamyx,the ADSL service provided by TM,seems to be quite active recently.4 months ago,it just brought super upgrade deals and now it introduces BlockBuster deals which are not only for broadband services,but also for voice services.
I think TM had met some difficulties in past several years with the competitions from those mobile service providers in voice service sector.In fact,I haven’t made fixed calls for years because the calling rate from a landline to a mobile phone is too expensive,even higher than the rate calling from a mobile phone.
Finally TM realized it and resolved it.At least the new rate,10sen/min from fixed to mobile(in BB Deal 1/2MBPS and Voice Deal 68),is reasonable as it’s almost at the same level compared to the mobile charges.Also the new deal provides a free DECT phone that makes us more convenient to call someone at home through home line.By the way,I think the free calls to local and nationwide are the big points too.I believe that can reduce the communication costs for the consumers,less charges on the mobile bills.That’s great!
A free WIFI modem will be given by subscribing the plan.However,I don’t think that will be the nice one.Maybe I will just put it at the corner of the house and only temporarily use it when my current modem is dead.
The details are as follow:
The deals are available to all new and existing customers who are not binding with any contract.You could get more information here or visit your nearest TMpoint.Anyway,I’m still looking forward to HSBB.
I always talk about High Speed Broadband(HSBB) project in these days because GoMobile09 EXPO is just held in Malaysia and ministry of Info,Communications and Culture takes advantages of it to announce some good news during the press time.
According to the latest report from Bernama,HSBB will go alive in next June.Currently TM is doing upgrading on exchanges and core network,as well as enhancing on AAG undersea cable system which had completed the construction work 1 month ago.
Why did I say that ‘half confirmed’?Because up to now,I received a lot of different timelines of the project and all came from official sources,that confuses me.Anyway,it should come to service the sooner the better.