When you think of Unifi, you’ll probably think about fibre broadband connectivity which is crucial for businesses to stay connected. Due to the impact of the pandemic, businesses are encouraged to adopt new technology to fast track their recovery and to stay ahead in the new normal.
During the tabling of Budget 2022, the Malaysian government has increased its Digitalisation grant for Malaysian micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to RM200 million. While this is a great initiative to push more small businesses to go digital, not everyone is on board due to various factors including the lack of digital skillsets and financial support. Some business owners are reluctant as they are unable to see the benefits of introducing digital solutions in their business.
At the moment, TM’s Unifi Business serves over 375,000 MSMEs throughout Malaysia. To nudge more businesses to go digital, Unifi Business aims to position itself not just as the preferred digital partner but also to play its part to support the government’s push to digitalise MSMEs.
While there are several Technology Service Provider Partners (TSP) under the government’s Digitalisation Grant, Unifi Business wants to do more to empower MSMEs throughout their digital journey. This includes having a handholding programme through its skilled business consultants and providing a variety of resources from finance, technology and ecosystem under its Unifi Business Club. Under the grant, MSMEs can enjoy savings of up to 50% or RM5,000 matching grant per company.
To upskill business owners, Unifi Business has launched several events, workshops and initiatives at community hotspots to raise awareness of digitalisation, digital marketing as well as eCommerce. In addition, TM has a total of 83 SME corners at TMpoint outlets nationwide to give advice and guidance to business owners and they claim to be the only tech company in Malaysia to provide such assistance.
Micro-businesses can get started with a 30Mbps fibre broadband plan that can be bundled with essential business solutions on a 24-month contract. The 30Mbps fibre plan with Microsoft 365 Business costs RM91/month (For the first 12 months), while the 30Mbps fibre plan with [email protected] listing with social media and EDM promotion costs RM70/month (For the first 12 months). For those who need help in building their online presence with a payment gateway, the 30Mbps fibre plan with Digital Marketing Solution costs RM95.90 (For the first 12 months).
Higher fibre broadband speeds are also available up to 800Mbps. Besides fibre, they are also offering Unifi Air Business wireless broadband as well as Unifi Mobile Business postpaid plans.
To optimise internet connectivity for businesses with multiple locations, Unifi Business offers a cloud-based multi-site management solution where you can control access and monitor usage remotely. If you provide free WiFi to customers, you can also set different SSIDs with traffic segmentation for guests and internal staff.
Unifi is also having a “Sign Up and Drive Away” contest where successful applicants can stand a chance to win prizes worth RM1.5 million which include 4WD pick up trucks, laptops, smartphones and tablets. The campaign is running until 31st December 2021.
If you’re interested, you can discover the packages and digital solutions on Unifi’s SME Digitalisation Grant page.
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