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TM High Speed Broadband pricing is too high for Malaysians

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The excitement of TM high speed broadband annoucement by PM Najib comes too short for laymen in the street.

Why? Below is broadband pricing from M1 Singapore, where TM is a major shareholder.

For home user, upload speed is less important than download speed. Also, firstly let forget Singapore GDP per capita is four times bigger than Malaysia, hence I compare both pricing in absolute value only.

Let compare 5Mbps package, M1 package is RM60 per month, where TM Unifi 5Mbps is RM149 (bandwidth limited to 60G per month) and streamyx 4Mbps is RM268 per month.

In the nutshell, TM broadband service (Take for example, streamyx 4Mbps = [4.5 (price) X 1.25 (Speed) X 4 (GDP) = 22] is at least 22 times more expensive than M1 broadband in Singapore.

This is the hefty price for allowing TM monopoly in broadband service by UMNO-led BN government.

PETALING JAYA: UniFi — Telekom Malaysia’s just launched high speed broadband service — comes in three packages.

Residential subscribers can opt for a 5-megabits per second (Mbps), 10Mbps or 20Mbps connection to the Internet.

The 5Mbps package is priced at RM149 […]