Saturday, December 3

5 areas to enjoy speedy broadband


SIGNED AND SEALED: Awang Tengah (fifth left), Bekenu assemblywoman Rosey Yunus (fourth left) and the signatories of TM high speed broadband service, Wong (third left) and Abdul Rahim (third right) showing the signed agreement.

MIRI: Sarawakians in major towns and cities are set to enjoy speedier broadband when Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) introduces its UniFi service in five areas, including two in Miri.

The first would be Homelite Development project behind Kem Sri Miri at Airport Road, the first in East Malaysia to benefit from a service agreement signed between the developer and TM here yesterday.

TM’s state general manager Abdul Rahim Mohd Ali said the four other locations were Tabuan Jaya (Kuching), Sibu, Bintulu and Lutong, and that negotiations with other developers were on-going.

The agreement between Homelite Development Sdn Bhd, a Sarawak-based property development company and TM for UniFi, its high speed broadband service provider at Homelite’s housing projects, marked the entry of such services which would revolutionise lifestyle in the state.

Officiated at by Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan, Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management and Minister of Public Utilities, the agreement was signed by Abdul Rahim and Homelite’s managing director Wong Su Chung, and witnessed by Roslawati Mohd Tahir, assistant general manager SME, TM and Homelite director Lim Siew Young.

In his speech, the minister said the service would transform trends in local housing development, provide added benefits of a digital lifestyle through high speed broadband connectivity.

Under the two-year service agreement, TM will be the high speed broadband network and service provider for Homelite Development’s housing projects in Lambir which would be completed in the next three years.

Residents of the upcoming 322 units of multi-type houses including town houses, apartments, terraced houses and penthouses in the
four-phase projects will be able to enjoy immediate connectivity of triple play services of phone, high speed internet and video, with speeds of between 5Mbps and 20Mbps each through fibre optics.

UniFi was launched in March last year with initial roll-outs in Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Taman Tun Dr Ismail and Bangsar, and now in Johor,