Malaysian alternative broadband operator TIME dotCom (TdC) has inaugurated what it claims is the country’s fastest residential broadband service, offering downlink speeds of up to 100Mbps via fibre. Local news source The Star Online cites TdC’s CEO Afzal Abdul Rahim as saying that his company has invested approximately MYR100 million (USD32 million) in rolling out the service. At launch it is understood that the 100,000 homes across the Klang Valley and in Penang which are in TdC’s fibre footprint will be able to sign up for the service. The service, which offers a monthly data usage cap of 100GB, will cost MYR179, and customers must take a 24-month contract. In terms of expected take-up, the company has reportedly not yet set a target, but has said that it may do so in three to six months, after conducting a number of educational road shows to demonstrate the service to the public.
Commenting on the introduction of the new product, Afzal noted: ‘We are raising the bar for Malaysia’s internet speed and service through this new product, putting us at least on par with many other developed countries around the world.’