TM UniFi subscribers base passes 500,000 mark

KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) says the subscriber base for its high speed broadband service UniFi  recently surpassed the 500,000 mark.

In a statement today, TM said the remarkable achievement is even more meaningful ahead of UniFi’s third anniversary in March this year, with take-up rates going beyond global benchmarks of similar service roll-outs.

It executive vice president of Consumer Imri Mokhtar said TM’s flagship product has continued to stamp its leadership in the domestic broadband market now that the UniFi family has grown to half a million.

“At the current rate of more than 35%, our take-up shows no signs of slowing down.

“This is a clear indication of how Malaysians have indeed taken to high speed broadband and its benefits. Regardless of residential or business customers, the nation is set to benefit,” he said.

He added that TM does see itself as a leader and playing a very major role in pushing the growth story in this segment of the business.“This is very much in keeping with the stated ambition of our Government to increase the household penetration rate of broadband in the country in tandem with its economic development objectives,” he said.

UniFi is now available in 94 areas covering more than 1.34 million premises passed, including 64 areas in the Klang Valley, five in Penang, four in Kedah, nine in Johor, two in Melaka, two in Negeri Sembilan, two in Perak, one in Terengganu, one in Pahang, one in Sabah and three in Sarawak.

The coverage areas include key economic and industrial zones in the Klang Valley, Cyberjaya, Putrajaya, Kulim Hi-Tech Park and Iskandar Malaysia.

However, TM Executive Vice President, Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Azizi A Hadi, said the group is moving beyond its role as a service provider, and taking a more pro-active role as a trusted partner to local SMEs through efforts that would further enhance the competitiveness of SME products being offered to the market, as well as helping to push them up the value chain.

“With UniFi BIZ, SMEs, from established ones to those just starting out to seek a foothold in the market, will be able to maximise the use of next-generation online applications and services,” he said.

UniFi is Malaysia’s first triple play service, comprising high speed internet, video (Internet Protocol Television or “IPTV”) and voice, with speeds from 5Mbps up to 50Mbps via fibre technology (Fibre-to-the-Home or “FTTH”). – Bernama