Digital News Asia —WITH rivals Maxis Bhd and Celcom Axiata Bhd – and even fixed-line giant Telekom Malaysia Bhd – all making announcements this week, it is no surprise that Digi.Com Bhd has followed suit. Digi, 49%-owned by Norwegian telecommunications giant Telenor ASA, has unveiled two new broadband plans: Broadband 145 and Broadband 185, which offer customers 50GB and 100GB of data quota respectively.
Digital News Asia — TELEKOM Malaysia Bhd, the country’s largest fixed-line company, has unveiled its new 100Mbps (megabit per second) UniFi high-speed broadband plan. The new UniFi Pro Plan offers customers broadband speeds of 100Mbps for RM329 (US$84) a month. From now until June 30, customers can get the plan at an RM30 discount for RM299 a month.
NEW STRAITS TIMES — SINGAPORE: The Southeast Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) undersea cable was successfully landed by Singtel at Tuas, Singapore. The SEA-ME-WE 5 cable system is being developed by a consortium comprising 17 global players, including Telekom Malaysia. On the Malaysian side, Telekom Malaysia landed the SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable in Melaka in January this year.
Malaysia Kini — Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) will begin fixing its slow internet connection linked to United States and North Asia on March 25 and estimates repairs will be completed by the end of the month. This is according to TM in a statement today following massive complaints of internet connection disruption and slow internet speed, especially via Twitter.
Telecom Asia — Telekom Malaysia has entered an agreement to provide OTT video provider iflix’s service to the operator’s home UniFi and Streamyx high-speed broadband customers. The collaboration will provide Unifi and Streamyx customers access to tens of thousands of hours of TV shows and movies available on iflix at no additional cost.
Telekom Malaysia has signed two new major broadband deals with the government covering the deployment of more broadband infrastructure. The company disclosed it has entered public-private partnership agreements with the Malaysian government covering the implementation of the second phase of the national High Speed Broadband (HSBB) network project and the Suburban Broadband Project (SUBB).
Telecom Asia — Telekeom Malaysia (TM) has secured a 20-year contract to help construct, deploy and manage a new subsea cable system for the nation. The Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1 Malaysia (SKR1M) is designed to link Peninsular Malaysia with Sabah and Sarawak. It is an initiative of the Malaysian government as part of efforts to increase the capacity of high-speed broadband. The two fiber pair system will use 100Gbps technology to deliver an initial capacity of 4Tbps, upgradeable to at least 12.8Tbps.
The Star — KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd has signed a construction and maintenance agreement with a unit of TIME dotCom Bhd for a new submarine cable system, Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1 Malaysia (SKR1M). SKR1M will link Peninsular Malaysia with Sabah and Sarawak and it will use the latest 100Gbps wavelength technology with initial capacity of 4 Terabit per second (Tbps) and upgradeable to a minimum of 12.8Tbps. It is a two fibre pair cable system with an estimated total length of 3,500 km.
A misconfiguration at Telekom Malaysia late last week caused large-scale routing issues which cascaded through providers in Oceania and elsewhere in the world, resulting in customers experiencing severe network problems. The issue started at at 6:43pm AEST last Friday when Telekom Malaysia made changes to its routers using the border gateway protocol (BGP), which is used by providers and networks to decide how data traffic flows via prefixes inserted into the internet routing table.
TELEKOM Malaysia Bhd (TM) said it has signed an agreement with Symphony Communication of Thailand and Telcotech of Cambodia to form a consortium to build a Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) submarine cable system. The cable system will adopt 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) upgradable technology with a design capacity of at least 30 terabits per second. The system is expected to be ready for commercial traffic by the end of 2016, TM said in a statement.
AUG 14 — On August 8, the country’s largest telco Telekom Malaysia (TM) launched its first 4G (Fourth Generation) wireless broadband offering, known as TMgo, in the northern state of Kedah. As reported by Digital News Asia (DNA), TMgo is TM’s effort to provide what in industry parlance is known as fixed-mobile broadband – or nomadic broadband – through the use of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology and specialised mobile dongles and modems.