Malaysia Finally have HSBB.... The Cost Revealed!

By Lee Wei Lian
KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 — Telekom Malaysia is introducing new three new broadband packages under its new high speed broadband (HSBB) service, which is being marketed under the brand name UniFi.
The three new packages are 5Mbps, 10Mbps and 20Mbps and come bundled with IP video (IPTV) and IP telephony. The IPTV, which features 22 channels and video-on-demand, will be delivered via a separate dedicated 8Mbps connection.

No prices were disclosed at the launch of UniFi by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at Dataran Merdeka here today but will be announced in a separate briefing to the media tomorrow afternoon.
The HSBB project was initiated in 2008 and will initially be available in four areas around the Klang Valley: Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Bangsar. It will be expanded to another 22 areas by June and a further 22 by December.

To date, HSBB has completed 311,000 premises passed — meaning that they have the option to subscribe to UniFi. By 2012, TM expects to hit 1.2 million premises passed.
The launch of UniFi is expected to intensify competition within the broadband space, which has seen the entrance of wireless broadband players like P1. YTL is also expected to launch its WiMax wireless broadband by the fourth quarter this year.
The government is banking on the HSBB project, which is the flagship of the National Broadband Initiative (NBI), to help Malaysia catch up with advanced countries such as Japan, Korea and Singapore, which have offered high speed broadband at relatively low prices for the past several years.
The NBI was also launched tonight with the aim of achieving 50 per cent household broadband penetration by the end of 2010.
The HSBB project will cost RM11.3 billion, with the government co-investing RM2.4 billion.

The official price has been released :

5mb = RM149. 60 gb capped
10mb = RM199. 90gb capped
20mb = Rm249. 120gb capped

T_T for god sake... we are paying triple the price for the same speed for Singaporeans Broadband users.... and they called this a big revolutionary step!... expensive for me

2 Response to "Malaysia Finally have HSBB.... The Cost Revealed!"

  1. Anonymous says:

    If the price tags are true, i think it is affordable for many of us. Do not make simple comparison because you can not buy a chicken and a deer in a same price tag.

    Anson Tan says:

    Well, I supposed its true... at the very least our broadband is "moving" to somewhere after being stuck at the same position for all this years. I don't mind paying a little bit more for better connection and speed, but It will have to depend on the performance of the HSBB and most importantly... the consistency.

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