unifi, the premier Convergence brand under Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today raises the bar for Malaysia’s high-speed broadband service with the unveiling of its new plans. unifi today announced upgrade plans for existing unifi Home customers to up to 800Mbps, with upgrade plans for new sign-ups scheduled for early next year. Also announced is an affordable 30Mbps broadband-only unifi plan exclusive for households with income of less than RM4,500 per month. Included also are upgrade plans for Streamyx (pre-unifi) customers to unifi in coverage areas or double the speed in non-coverage areas and the popular unlimited unifi Mobile postpaid plan, exclusive for its broadband customers.
Datuk Bazlan Osman, Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, TM said, “Today’s announcement marks another milestone for TM, as Malaysia’s Convergence Champion. We are proud of our unique role as Malaysia’s nation-building partner, and our stewardship in increasing and improving access to ensure all Malaysians are able to enjoy the benefits of broadband, mobile, WiFi and content. In moving towards a digital and creative-led economy, it is imperative that Malaysia scales up to higher broadband speeds to enable the endless possibilities that technology - and a digital lifestyle - can bring. We will lead the charge to realise the digital economy and accelerating digital-led innovation with what we do best - providing the best high speed broadband services at affordable prices and best value in the country.”
TM is set to turbo-boost Malaysia’s regional broadband standing starting 15 August 2018 when existing unifi Home customers enjoying broadband, phone and content services will be upgraded in phases up to 10 times the current broadband speed at the same monthly subscription. For example, an existing 30Mbps unifi Home customer will be upgraded up to 300Mbps whilst a 100Mbps unifi Home customer will be upgraded up to 800Mbps. Customers who have yet to sign up as a unifi Home customer are encouraged to subscribe to any existing unifi plan before 31 December 2018 to enjoy the speed upgrade in phases beginning 2019. Not yet unifi customers are encouraged to sign-up to existing plan via unifi.com.my for a hassle-free and faster service.
unifi Basic, exclusive for households with income of RM4,500 and below, is a broadband-only plan at 30Mbps with a 60GB monthly usage quota, offering greater affordability at RM79 per month - more than 50% lower than the current 30Mbps unifi Home plan. unifi Basic is available exclusively online at unifi.com.my/unifi-basic and will be available starting 15 August 2018. Pre-orders open from 15 July 2018. Another affordable broadband offering already available today is unifi Wireless broadband at RM79 per month, for customers looking for a hassle-free home broadband.
Imri Mokhtar, Executive Vice President, unifi said, “We are committed to serving all our broadband customers better, including our loyal and patient Streamyx customers who are asking for a faster broadband service. Part of our ongoing broadband improvement initiative is to upgrade more than 340,000 Streamyx customers located in unifi coverage areas to unifi. For Streamyx customers who are currently not in a unifi area, we are committed to continuously invest in the best of both fixed and wireless technologies to bring them high speed broadband. In the meantime, we shall double the Streamyx speed they are subscribing to today. More than 350,000 Streamyx customers are expected to enjoy faster broadband very soon.”
“Though the broadband plans unveiled today are primarily for home customers, we certainly have not forgotten our SME customers. Exciting plans will be announced soon for all our SME customers nationwide,” added Imri.
In addition to the various broadband plans, the unlimited unifi Mobile postpaid plan promises a peace of mind experience with its calls, data connectivity and messaging at a promotional price of RM99 per month. This plan will be available from 15 July 2018 exclusive for its existing broadband customers – both, unifi and Streamyx customers.
“These new plans mark our commitment to bring better affordability/price – speed – coverage for all Malaysians to enjoy a seamless digital experience with unifi. We expect the new broadband plans to place Malaysia alongside the top broadband nations in the region. At TM, we remain steadfast to our Convergence and Digital strategic thrusts to be the enabler and premier solutions provider in Malaysia’s digital and creative-led economy”, said Datuk Bazlan in his closing.