CelcomDigi has announced their own Fibre To The Room (FTTR) in Malaysia, which provides you with a fibre connection in each room of your house. This makes them the first telco to fully offer an FTTR solution in Malaysia, with CelcomDigi claiming it’ll provide ultra fast, uninterrupted connectivity everywhere in your house.
There are three Fibre To The Room packages offered by CelcomDigi at the moment. The cheapest one is a FTTR 1+1 setup, meaning a single FTTR Master unit and a single FTTR Slave unit. CelcomDigi says this will be good for up to two rooms, and will cost you RM1,440 just for the FTTR units, with a RM480 installation fee. There’s also the FTTR 1+2 setup for three rooms, priced at RM1,800 with a RM648 installation fee, and a 1+3 setup suitable for up to 4 rooms priced at RM2,280 with a RM864 installation fee. Here’s what you get with each FTTR package:
That being said, you won’t have to pay the full FTTR price with the installation fee in one lump sum, with CelcomDigi saying that you can split it up into a 24-month easy payment plan, albeit you will only be able to do so with a Maybank or CIMB credit card. There’s no contract tied to this CelcomDigi FTTR package either, though you will be paying for this on top of your regular fibre plan already. Here’s how much the CelcomDigi FTTR plans will cost if you opt for the 24-month easy payment plan:
- CelcomDigi FTTR 1+1 – RM60/month
- CelcomDigi FTTR 1+2 – RM75/month
- CelcomDigi FTTR 1+3 – RM95/month
However, if you do want to get CelcomDigi FTTR for your home, you will need to ensure that you’re an existing CelcomDigi fibre user with an active subscription on a 300Mbps plan or higher. You can then click here to head over to the sign up page for their FTTR packages, after which they will contact you again to discuss an installation date.
As a recap, Fibre To The Room allows each room in your household to have a fibre connection directly, offering a lower latency connection with smoother indoor roaming compared to the usual Fibre To The Home setup where the fibre connection ends at a broadband termination unit, and then gets hooked up to the WiFi router via a copper LAN cable.
Incidentally, this does also mean that CelcomDigi has beaten Time in becoming the first to offer FTTR in Malaysia, despite the latter having initially teased the solution back in August. Time had originally planned to offer FTTR in Malaysia some time in Q4 2023, and at time of writing their Fibre To The Room page on their website is still only calling for pre-registration of interested users.