PHOTO - Dato' Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Group CEO, Telekom Malaysia.
Telekom Malaysia's high speed broadband service, UniFi, has passed the 400,000 subscribers mark and is ahead of its year-end target, said the Malaysian telco.
"We are very pleased indeed that our flagship service has reached more than 400,000 customers nationwide," said Telekom Malaysia (TM) group chief executive officer Dato' Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa. "The coverage area for UniFi is steadily expanding with Terengganu being the most recent addition to the list early this month."
"Our UniFi service continues to receive overwhelming response, beating the set target five months ahead of schedule," Zam said. "This latest development augurs well for TM and we expect this momentum to continue. The service has also received continuous recognitions globally, the latest being when Informa Telecoms & Media stated that Malaysia surges ahead in the Asia Pacific National Broadband Network revolution with the roll-out of HSBB [high speed broadband], beating Singapore and Australia."
Telecoms analyst firm Informa Telecoms & Media's senior analyst Tony Brown wrote on May 14 2012 that Malaysia has surged ahead in the Asia Pacific National Broadband Network revolution. "New figures [May NBN Deployment Status report] revealed that the HSBB network being built by Telekom Malaysia is comfortably outpacing other NBNs being deployed including in the region, including rival Singapore’s NGNBN [Next Generation National Broadband Network] as well as those being rolled out in Australia and New Zealand."
"The HSBB – a 70/30 joint-venture between Telekom Malaysia and the Malaysian government – had 310,000 subscribers by end-April and had passed 1.2 million premises in the country – with the network set to be completed both on time and under budget," continued Brown.
"[For example, Malaysia's] HSBB’s progress is way in front of Singapore’s NGNBN, which has only around 130,000 subscribers so far and, although deployed to nearly 90 percent of buildings in the city-state, is still not available to the majority of households because of delays in completing the in-building wiring," he said.
Malaysia's broadband champion
"This is certainly befitting our commitment as Malaysia's Broadband Champion with more and more customers placing their trust in us as we know broadband best. And my question to you is, are you UniFied yet?" said TM's Zam.
He added that UniFi is now available in 83 exchange areas covering more than 1.222 million premises, which includes 63 areas in Klang Valley, three in Penang, two in Kedah, nine in Johor, two in Melaka, two in Negeri Sembilan, one in Perak and the latest, one in Terengganu. TM is well on its way to meet the targeted 1.3 million premises passed by the end of 2012.
UniFi is Malaysia's first triple play service comprising high speed Internet, video (Internet Protocol Television or IPTV) and voice, with speeds from 5Mbps [megabits per second] up to 20Mbps via fibre technology (fibre-to-the-home or FTTH).
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