The Asia America Gateway(AAG) was said to be introduced in August,but now delay to November 11st,2009.This is the first high-bandwidth optical fiber submarine cable system connecting 10 locations:Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Vietnam, Guam and Hawaii with the US West Coast.
The cable has 20,000KM-long and been capable up to 480 Gigabits per second to meet present and future requirements for telecommunications services.At the meanwhile,another 8,000KM-long cable serving for the local region-Asia Pacific Gateway(APG) is under construction and expected to be completed in 2011.
So finally AAG is joining to the service,but how will it improve our broadband service by TM and other local ISPs?I don’t know yet.Wait for another 5 days and we could get some answer from ourselves.
In Malaysia,we are talking about HSBB(High Speed BroadBand) in years and it hit the top in the previous months because the official launch was said to be very close.
In last April,HSBB announced that the service would firstly open to the wholesale market and after that,before the end of this year,having their consumer products out.
Things are going to be clearer that yesterday a company called Wi-Net signed an agreement to use HSBB infrastructure to expand their wireless services.This is the very first wholesale customer of HSBB and we can foresee that more and more companies,especially those Internet Service Providers(ISPs),will go negotiations with HSBB to improve their backhauls and bandwidth.
Wi-Net spends RM250 million on the deal,it’s really a large amount.According to Wi-Net’s official website,it’s a wireless broadband service provider which only has coverage on limited areas such as Sungai Buloh,Butterworth and Langkawi etc.I guess after having HSBB service,Wi-Net plans to expand the wireless service rapidly to gain a bigger market share.I hope it will be a successful competitor.
Well,when will we get HSBB?Still unknown.
(By the way,TM Net still can’t fix my line.It has been 1 week.)
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Why need a VPN?
In many countries,Internet Service Providers set some restrictions on their services.For example,in Dubai,ISPs blocks VoIP service;In china,ISPs block some websites such as YouTube;In Malaysia,ISPs block some P2P applications.
With using a VPN,your computer is showing an IP address assigned by the VPN server which is located outside the country that you live in.That helps the computer to bypass the monitor and censorship of your local ISPs.
Who need a VPN?
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*Since the foreign exchange rate is fluctuating currently,I may adjust the price slightly in a near future.For sure,I will also inform my existing customers in advance in order to pay the recurring payment at a new rate.
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