It looks like Malaysia is finally deserving an equally fast connection for both it’s home and office usage. From speed of 10Mbps up till 1Gbps. Word has it that High Speed Internet Access (HSBB) will be launched on the 24th March 2010, which on this article writing date is tomorrow. Process of integrating this option will be done gradually.
The Klang valley would have the first benefit of doubt to see how efficient this HSBB would be.
Here is TM’s statement on it’s website regarding HSBB.
High Speed Broadband (HSBB) is a broadband service that offers bandwidth delivered at network speeds of 10Mbps and above. Unlike normal broadband connections which deliver bandwidth at network speeds ranging between 256kbps and 4Mbps, basic HSBB packages will eventually allow Malaysians to experience high speed Internet of up to 100 times faster than the usual rate while business will be able to have maximum speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps (1Gbps).
HSBB will initially be deployed via DSL in the Klang Valley, Iskandar Malaysia and key industrial zones throughout the country. It is expected that 1.3 million premises will have the ability to access HSBB coverage by end 2012.
So Malaysians or people residing in Malaysia can finally say bye bye to slow turtle connection? But there seems to be another problem. What about the pricing of such high speed broadband. Is it within budget? Will the consumer have to pay loads to get this broadband.
As of current pricing, a 512kbps is still paying RM66 while a 1Mbps is paying RM88 based on what it used to give previously. How much more will a 10Mbps broadband cost? What about those with 1Gbps?
All these would be revealed the following day on 24th March 2010. So Internet users, is time to anticipate this new HSBB.