Kuching/Miri to receive Unifi by third quarter of 2011 (but still mixes up bits and bytes)

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Kuching/Miri to receive Unifi by third quarter of 2011 (but still mixes up bits and bytes)

Source: Borneo Post

KUCHING: Telekom Malaysia Bhd’s (TM) high-speed broadband service UniFi is set to expand its coverage here by the third quarter of next year – almost a year ahead of schedule.
WIDER COVERAGE:
Omar says TM is in the process of improving the broadband infrastructure in the state, focusing on two main areas namely Kuching and Miri.
The state’s TM general manager Omar Zaki Mustafa revealed that originally, the plan was to bring the wireless service here by 2012, together with Sabah.
“But based on the tremendous response from users in the Klang Valley, as well as very encouraging enquiries we received here, we are ramping up our efforts to bring forward the ‘deadline’.
“Towards this end, we are in the process of improving the infrastructure in the state, focusing on two main areas namely Kuching and Miri,” he told The Borneo Post when met at the 1Malaysia Broadband Carnival 2010 at Padang Merdeka here yesterday.
UniFi was launched in March this year, with initial roll-outs in Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Ta

KUCHING: Telekom Malaysia Bhd’s (TM) high-speed broadband service UniFi is set to expand its coverage here by the third quarter of next year – almost a year ahead of schedule.

The state’s TM general manager Omar Zaki Mustafa revealed that originally, the plan was to bring the wireless service here by 2012, together with Sabah.

“But based on the tremendous response from users in the Klang Valley, as well as very encouraging enquiries we received here, we are ramping up our efforts to bring forward the ‘deadline’.

“Towards this end, we are in the process of improving the infrastructure in the state, focusing on two main areas namely Kuching and Miri,” he told The Borneo Post when met at the 1Malaysia Broadband Carnival 2010 at Padang Merdeka here yesterday.

But you sometimes wonder…whether they actually know what they are talking about:

As of date, Streamyx had remained the broadband option for subscribers in the state, with total subscription approaching to 100,000 users. Nevertheless, Omar also highlighted a number of plans slated to improve the service here.

“The packages for Streamyx include that with speed of up to four megabytes per second. Based from feedbacks, most of our customers now are aware that speed is important when it comes to broadband. This is clearly demonstrated by our data that shows more than 50 per cent of our customers are using capacity of one megabytes per second and above.

Obviously…I’m being gipped if the average broadband user in Kuching is getting 8 megabits or more. For those who don’t know…there are 8 bits to a byte. 😀

0 Comments

  1. keith says:

    I hope they push Unifi for Sabah just as soon, it sucks seeing how many are benefiting in the peninsula while I’m still stuck at 1.

  2. Mr.Alien says:

    @keith
    i think sabah is already installing
    my area here in tuaran….some major TM project is going on….adding tones of cables
    i believe is UNIFI
    at may..the guy from telekom also told me that TM will start installing fiber optic in oct…so i think it’s UNIFI

  3. keith says:

    Well that’s good news, I am crossing my fingers and hoping for it soon.

  4. sol says:

    “most of our customers now are aware that speed is important when it comes to broadband.” — sure we’re aware, but obviously they’re not. Most of the time I’m getting less than 50% of my subscribed speed and I don’t even have the option to upgrade to 2 or 4 mb from where I’m at!

  5. Allen says:

    That’s is so damn right ! I can’t even get an upgrade to 2mb line!! Worse thing still, I’m staying in town area of Miri! Your customer service are bunch of monkeys that only take complains and not fixing problems! Next thing you know, they close your report!

  6. Lil says:

    UniFi belum come in to Kuching yet and I wonder what had haPpened? Due to the artical I read, UniFi supposed to come in by Oct-Dec 2011 n now is 2012… Mana Pergi UniFi?

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