Last Wednesday on 24 March Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) launched the new high speed broadband called UniFi Broadband. For resident packages will come in 3 prices – RM149, RM199 and RM249 a month.
The three packages are the VIP5, VIP10 and VIP20 and the connections speeds are offered in 5 Megabits per seconds, 10Mbps and 20Mbps packages. Similar packages will be offered to business subscribers for the same speeds at RM199 a month for 5Mbps, RM599 (10Mbps) and RM899 (20Mbps).
That means the up load and download data for VIP5 is 5 Mbps both ways.
The new service comes with a free standard installation worth RM300 and a free standard Customer Premise Equipment packages worth RM800 with a one year guarantee. Currently Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and Bangsar will have this access available now but soon more areas will be covered.
The only setback is that the packages is bundled with 8Mbps connection for a set-top-box for IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) and an initial access to 22 channels as well as Video On Demand library and interactive channels. The packages will also include a Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (Dect) phone as well as a Streamyx Zone ID for wireless web access and a 2GB email box. Telekom Malaysia is trying to penetrate the cable TV with the broadband transmission.
This could be some problem with those who just wanted the high speed broadband for internet access and not with this entire bundle.
Another setback is there will be a download cap on UniFi High Speed Broadband which is calculated on daily basis and if the cap was exceeded then their connections would be throttled down to about 10% of the purchased speed.
UniFi’s 5Mbps service is capped at 60GB of data per month, 10Mbps service at 90GB while the 20Mbps service has a 120GB cap.
Bu the latest good news is Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) on Friday clarified that the monthly data volume cap for its consumer UniFi packages will not be implemented immediately.