Unifi – Malaysia first 20Mbps "High Speed BroadBand" for Internet (HSBB) … but limited usage

19 04 2010


Wow !?? Sounds really high tech and you think from now onwards Malaysia will become another Internet big player in Asia?

Well, Malaysia still far away behind the little neighbour —> Singapore.

Read more below :




PETALING JAYA: After the excitement of Telekom Malaysia unveiling UniFi, its high-speed broadband service that offers Internet speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (Mbps), the bubble burst for many consumers here.

Some are disappointed over what they feel are expensive charges for the packages for home users: RM149 for 5Mbps, RM199 for 10Mbps, and RM249 for 20Mbps.

In Singapore, a 100Mbps service – which is 5 times the speed of a 20Mbps connection – only costs about RM200.

But the real disappointment is the realisation that the UniFi packages have a cap on the amount of data that can be downloaded.

The consumers bristled when they learned that the 5Mbps service is capped at 60GB of data per month. The 10Mbps service is capped at 90GB while the 20Mbps service has a 120GB cap.

They were even more disappointed to learn that the data download caps are calculated on a daily basis.

Consumers were further horrified to learn that if they exceeded their daily download limit, their high-speed broadband connections would be throttled down to about 10% of the purchased speed.

Telekom Malaysia CEO Datuk Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa said at a press conference to announce the UniFi pricing yesterday that the measures were part of its Fair Usage Policy.

“This policy is a standard industry practice to ensure that all subscribers get to enjoy the same web surfing quality,” he said.

So, do you think you can watch the IPTV as shown below???

I think after watch IPTV for a few days (the maximum), your HSBB will become LSBB (Low Speed BroadBand) because you break the rules in TM’s Fair Usage Policy (FUP).

You may read more at here –> http://www.soyacincau.com/tag/unifi-fair-use-policy/

and find something in their official website –> http://www.unifi.my