U Mobile has big plans to expand their fibre offerings as the telco has just signed a collaboration agreement with Time broadband to increase its reach to Malaysian households. U Mobile claims that this partnership will increase their reach to over 650% more households, allowing more subscribers access to U Mobile’s fixed broadband offerings.
Prior to this partnership, the telco was partnered with Allo Technology, a subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional (TNB), which kickstarted their fibre broadband offerings. The plans offered symmetrical (upload and download) speeds of up to 1Gbps for RM299/month. Currently, U Mobile offers three fixed fibre broadband plans: a 100Mbps plan for RM129/month, a 500Mbps plan for RM199/month and a 1Gbps plan for RM299/month.
Now that they’re partnered with Time, U Mobile claims that the coverage has now increased over sevenfold, especially for those who are living in high-rise residential areas in major cities.
“Our latest partnership with Time is an affirmation to our commitment as we will be expanding the reach of our high-speed fibre broadband services exponentially via their footprint,” said Time executive director Lee Guan Hong. He also added that the company is “working hard to innovate to bring even more home broadband plans and benefits” to their customers, so that they can experience a “truly converged experience”.
U Mobile isn’t the only telco that has signed a deal like this with Time, as Digi tapped into the Time fibre network back in 2020 to expand its own broadband coverage too.