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    National Broadband Implementation Plan

    Posted by CJCM on 21st July 2007

    More homes to get broadband

    PUTRAJAYA: The national high-speed broadband implementation plan is targeting 50% of Malaysian households to have broadband Internet access by 2010.

    Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said currently, only 12% of the 5.5 million households that had online access were broadband users.

    Source: [Star Online]

    Read how I feel about this here in my other blog.

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    Malaysian government may cancel broadband licenses

    Posted by CJCM on 16th April 2007

    You may be asking why do they want to to that? I think that because someone screwed up… and considering the parties and technology involved, the extent of damage possibly done, I’d say some one had comitted a big time screw-up. The government had issued four licenses to four service providers to operate on the 3.5-Gigahertz (GHz) frequency, only to find out that it had interfered with the operations of the Measat-3 communications satellite.

    Are these guys telling us they didn’t know about the potential problems? Come on guys… you can do better than that.

    On Thursday, Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik said use of the 3.5GHz frequency by the wireless broadband service providers was interfering with the operations of the Measat-3 communications satellite.

    He blamed the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), which had given out the licences, for the predicament.

    Measat-3 also uses the frequency, which is employed by the broadband service providers to offer fast wireless Internet access to the corporate sector, as well as other related services.

    The other 3.5GHz frequency licence holders are Airzed Broadband Sdn Bhd, TM Bhd, Maxis Communications Bhd, EB Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd, TTDotCom Sdn Bhd and Atlas One, according to the MCMC website.

    So another finger pointing will just show how capable these people are in carrying out projects of national interest. Malaysia Boleh!!

    Read [Star Online]
    Read [Jeff Ooi]

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    Broadband services: Malaysia vs United Kingdom

    Posted by CJCM on 2nd April 2007

    I blogged about how poor is the service provided by TMNet’s Streamyx broadband sercvices in Malaysia. Streamyx becomes the talk of the town every now and then due to its performance that resembles more like a yo-yo than a true broadband service. To be fair to TMNet, I must say the speed and stability of Streamyx broadband had improved significantly lately. But I still experience sudden and abrupt disconnection every now and then, which is quite annoying. The sad part is, no matter how unhappy you are with broadband service in Malaysia, TMNet’s Streamyx is the only logical choice due to the fact that it is the sole provider of broadband services in Malaysia that provides nationwide coverage, well almost. Take it or leave it.. that must be the motto that makes TMNet don’t really care about customer service.

    Now lets take a look at UK. First of all, there are multiple broadband service providers offering competitive product and services. Upon checking the Broadbandsuppliers.co.uk website, I found out there are twelve (12) broadband providers that provide a wide range of products and sercvices to spoil the consumers. From the broadband services point of view, I wish I live in UK but then I can’t stand its cold weather.

    The services offered by these broadband ISPs are also cheap compared to Malaysia’s Screamyx.. oppss Streamyx. The bandwidth offered by these broadband providers are also very impressive. While Streamyx offers bandwidth connection of up to 2Mbps only, majority of UK’s broadband providers offer up to a whopping 8Mbps connection. I am sure broadband internet in UK is very much more fun than in Malaysia due to its competitiveness. But then there is no place like home and Malaysia is my home, so I’d stay with Streamyx for now.

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