TM to introduce UniFi to Sarawak earlier than planned

1 Nov 2010

Malaysian fixed line incumbent Telekom Malaysia™ will extend the coverage area of its High Speed Broadband (HSBB) network to Sarawak earlier than expected, the Borneo Post is reporting. Having launched commercial services over its new infrastructure in March 2010 under the UniFi banner, TM’s general manager Omar Zaki Mustafa said that despite not planning to inaugurate high speed wireless broadband services in the region until 2012, demand has prompted the telco to re-evaluate its rollout schedule. ‘Based on the tremendous response from users in the Klang Valley, as well as very encouraging enquiries we received here, we are ramping up our efforts to bring forward the ‘deadline’. Towards this end, we are in the process of improving the infrastructure in the state, focusing on two main areas namely Kuching and Miri,’ the executive said. It is understood that TM’s HSBB network now passes some 600,000 premises across the country following initial rollouts in Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Bangsar; the service has subsequently been introduced in Bangi, in the southern tip of the Klang Valley namely, Port Klang in the west, Selayang in the north and Tasik Ampang in the east.

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