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Telekom Malaysia: UniFi will deliver affordable high speed broadband to Malaysian SMEs

AvantiKumar | Oct. 27, 2010
'New levels of productivity and knowledge-based growth by tapping into the convergence of communications through UniFi'
KUALA LUMPUR, 27 OCTOBER 2010 -- Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) could hit new levels of productivity and growth by using the next generation high speed broadband service, UniFi, says the country's communications provider Telekom Malaysia (TM).

TM executive vice president SME, Shanti Jusnita Johari, said: "UniFi, the next generation high speed broadband service from TM, is in pole position to deliver affordable and holistic communications and connectivity to Malaysian SMEs"

gUniFi for business provides better service levels for SMEs, which will enable them to maximise the use of next-generation online applications and services via TMfs high-speed broadband network at affordable price pointsdelivering a quantum leap in terms of enhanced efficiency and productivity, expanded sales and marketing channels, and lower hardware and software investment," Johari said.

"UniFi offers a compelling value proposition for businesses such as ubiquitous networked connectivity enabling them to exploit the full potential of already familiar enterprise-class communication tools such as hosted Web-based group messaging," she said.

gHigh speed broadband connections would enable SMEs to connect to ecloudf services," Johari said, adding that these were applications or tools stored on an Internet server and that could be accessed as and when a business needs them.

"This is frequently far more cost-effective than if a company itself purchases expensive software, which they would only use occasionally," she said. "Businesses need higher bandwidth, speed, reliability and security of next generation connectivity, to fully exploit the possibilities of cloud computing.h

UniFi was launched in March this year in selected areas around the Klang Valley. Since then, TMfs service rollout has reached 26 areas nationwide. The areas include residential areas in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Bangsar, Wangsa Maju, Putrajaya and Damansara in the Federal Territory; Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Sungai Buloh, Puchong and Cyberjaya in Selangor and industrial sites such as Kulim Hi-Tech Park in Kedah, Bayan Baru in Penang, Senai and Permas in Johor.

 UniFi as an important catalyst for growth

Johari said UniFi for business comprised the following packages: BIZ5 at RM199 (US$64.25) a month, BIZ10 at RM599 (US$193.38) a month and BIZ20 at RM899 (US$290.23) a month. "Each package comes with a host of complimentary products and services such as a free DECT [Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications] phone, a WiFi Business Getaway, a Streamyx Zone account and Add-On Value Added Services [VAS] options that include hosting, Web storage capacities of up to 5GB [gigabyte] along with 2GB e-mail account, messaging, security and additional fixed IP [Internet protocol] addresses."

"Through UniFi for business, subscribers enjoy symmetrical data uploads and downloads with uncapped and unlimited data usage and also the lowest call rates for businesses in Malaysiaat a flat rate of five sen [1.6 US cents] per minute to all TM fixed lines nationwide and 15 sen [5 US cents] per minute to all mobiles and other fixed line operators," she said.

gUniFi for business is certainly one of the nationfs important catalysts for the creation of a knowledge economy,h said Johari, adding that more than 16,000 UniFi customers have signed to date, including 2,400 SME customers.