Almost six months after Time rolled out Malaysia’s first 2Gbps home fibre broadband plan, it looks like Telekom Malaysia (TM) is finally responding with a new ultra-high-speed broadband offering. A page has appeared on Unifi’s website hinting at the arrival of its upcoming 2Gbps fibre broadband plan. Finally, subscribers will soon be able to enjoy speeds beyond 800Mbps on TM’s fibre network.
There are no details of the plan yet but if you’re interested, you can register your interest online by dropping your name, email, phone number and postcode. After submission, it is mentioned that you will be contacted in 14 days, which could indicate that the plan will be available sometime next month.
The biggest question many would ask is the price of the 2Gbps subscription. TM’s highest Unifi home fibre broadband offering right now is 800Mbps at RM299/month. As a comparison, Time’s 1Gbps plan is currently going for RM199/month while the 2Gbps option is going for RM379/month.
Looking at the industry norm, you can expect TM’s new 2Gbps fibre broadband plan to cost about double of their current 800Mbps offering, so you could be looking at around RM400/month. The monthly commitment would be even higher if you choose to include other services such as Unifi TV, Unifi Mobile or even device add-ons like the Sony PS5. Hopefully, TM will price their new 2Gbps below our expectations following the updated Mandatory Standard of Access Pricing.
For TM to offer 2Gbps, they would need to deploy 10G PON technology. Similar to Time, we expect the availability of the highest 2Gbps option to be rolled out in stages, so not everyone will be able to sign up on day one.
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