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Microsoft has announced the completion of the Marea subsea cable, a joint project with Facebook and global telecommunications infrastructure company Telxius, that took two years to install.

Suresh Kumar, Microsoft’s corporate vice-president for cloud infrastructure and operations, said that the subsea cable was the most technologically advanced to cross the Atlantic Ocean and that it runs for more than 6,600km and weighs about 4.65 million kg – or “about the weight of 34 blue whales”.


The cable is able to transmit up to 160 terabits of data per second, making it more than 16 million times faster than the average Malaysian fiber internet connection. At that speed, it can stream 71 million high-definition videos simultaneously.

Microsoft constructed the cable to enhance its Microsoft Cloud platform, with Kumar stating  “We continue to grow Microsoft Cloud offerings and build out the unprecedented level of global infrastructure required to enable ever-faster and even more resilient connections.”


China’s government has told telcos to block individuals’ access to virtual private networks (VPNs) by February 1. According to sources to Bloomberg, state-run telcos like China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom have been ordered to bar people from using VPNs – tools perceived as a loophole around the Great Firewall.


China’s access to the internet is an extremely restricted one, heavily censored with the intent of suppressing dissent. Plugging holes in the Great Firewall is in line with President Xi Jinping’s ‘cyber sovereignty’ campaign.


Businesses and corporations are reportedly exempt from this if they keep their VPN use internal, but they will have to lease lines with access to the internet as is known by the rest of the world, with their usage of such services registered for the record.


So while corporations can still access the free internet, it’s no dice for individuals, especially those who do not work for any corporation with corporate VPNs.


webe has just announced a couple of updates to its tethering options, kept separate from the general data use. The existing option of getting two hours of unlimited streaming for RM6 is still here, now accompanied with a new paid option and another that’s free for existing and new webemobile user.

Starting with the free option, webe is giving 1GB of tethering data every month for the next three months to every webemobile user, both existing and new. If that’s not enough, then you can get 500MB more for RM8 as part of the MobileWiFi 500MB top-up option. This has a validity of 30 days, with a 60-day rollover period for any of it that’s unused.


TM start to offering the faster Unifi with the 30mbps and 50mbps with reasonable price for residential customer. Apart from being speedier than the existing maximum speed of 20Mbps, the monthly fees for some of these new residential packages seem to be cheaper than the existing 20Mbps offerings from TM.


The new promotion package come with 2 years contract for existing or new customer with free equitment provider including the Free Unifi modem, wireless telephone set, free wireless router and also free Set Top Box (HyppTV). For the package, you may need to choose from the following 3 HyppTV package:

  1. HyppTV Aneka/HyppTV Varnam Pack (Malay and Indian programme)
  2. HyppTV Ruby Pack (Chinese programme)
  3. HyppTV Jumbo Pack (English programme)


TM also provided the amazing add-ons to their customer such as :

  1. 50mbps speed download
  2. P1 ToGo Plan
  3. Voice Pack
  4. Security & Surveillance package
  5. Home Gadget Protection (Insurance for your home gadget)


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I was on 5mbps Unifi package for many years and upgrade to the 30mbps package with HyppTV Ruby Pack which cost me RM 189 per month excluding the 6% of GST, it just take about less than 24 hours to upgrade me to the new package with the new and higher speed.


Speed Test


For the first few days after I upgrade my home Unifi to 30mbps, I not actually getting the speed as per promise, but after few call to log the complaint to their customer service, finally I get back the speed that as per promote in their package. Another thing that you should be aware before you upgrade the package where the 30mbps only valid for download speed, the upload speed still remain at 5mbps unless you update to the 50mbps, you will get the 10mbps upload speed. But for my personal home use purpose where 30mbps download and 5mbps upload speed is more than enough for me at the moment.


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In April, Google unveiled Project Fi — a new wireless service the company claims will deliver faster speeds and better coverage with a unique, economical approach to pricing. Today, we’re going to take a look at what Google wants to do, and how they plan to pull it off.


What Is Project Fi?

Project Fi is Google’s effort to ensure that everyone has access to a high speed wireless network all the time. Because, even in today’s connected world, there are still times when we need information quickly but don’t have a fast enough connection to get it. Project Fi aims to make sure that never happens.


In addition to offering high-speed data service, Google also wants to make Fi more affordable, by billing differently than most mobile plans. Instead of paying for a monthly data plan, with outrageous fees if you exceed it, Google will charge you only for the data you actually use, at a predictable flat rate.



Don’t be mistaken, though: Project Fi is not a wireless carrier in the traditional sense. Google has made it very clear that it’s not interested in competing with established carriers. In fact, it has partnered with two of the top U.S. mobile carriers — Sprint and T-Mobile — to make Project Fi possible, and it relies on their towers for cellular connectivity.

How It Works

Project Fi is a network of networks. It makes sure you’re connected to the best possible network wherever you are. If you’re on Verizon’s network and Fi detects that Sprint has a stronger signal, you’ll be moved over to Sprint to give you the fastest available speed. Throughout a given day, you may be passed between two 4G LTE networks and various public WiFi hotspots — and, in theory, it will be totally seamless.


Project Fi makes heavy use of WiFi, connecting your device to “free, open networks that do not require any action to get connected.” So, as you step into the range of a public WiFi network, you’ll be automatically connected — and when the signal begins to weaken, you’ll be passed back over to the fastest available cellular network. And don’t worry: all data sent through open WiFi hotspots is secured through encryption.


Google also wants to make you device-independent. With Project Fi, your phone number “lives in the cloud.” You can call and text over WiFi, and you can talk, text, and check voicemail using your phone number on just about any device — Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, or Chromebook. In a sense, Project Fi is Google Voice’s big brother. In face, you’ll be asked to either use or throw out your Google Voice number when you sign up.





Project Fi takes a “fresh approach” to plans and pricing. There’s only one available plan, and it really couldn’t be much simpler. There’s no annual contract, and the charges are based on usage.


The first part of the plan, “Fi Basics,” costs $20 per month. This includes unlimited domestic talk and text, unlimited international text, “low-cost” international calls,Wi-Fi tethering, and coverage in more than 120 countries.


Beyond that, it’s $10 per gigabyte of data. That is, $10 for 1GB, $20 for 2GB, etc.


But wait — it gets more interesting. You only pay for the data you actually consume, and you’ll be credited for any rollover data in the next payment period. For example, if you’re on a 2GB data plan ($20/month) and only use 1GB in a particular month, you’ll get $10 back the following month.



What’s The Catch?

There’s no catch per se — but there are a couple of drawbacks for early adopters.


First and foremost, you have to have a Nexus 6. Google says it’s keeping Project Fi exclusive to Nexus 6 owners because the device supports a wide array of LTE networks. Users of other devices will have to wait, sadly.


Project Fi also only supports individual accounts at first, and there’s no support for family plans – for now, at least.



How To Sign Up


For the time being, Project Fi is an invite-only program — but you can get on the waiting list today! If you have a Nexus 6 and want to give Google’s network of networks a try, you can request an invite here.




Maxis is having its Fibre Internet from Home Promotion now. Absolutely awesome and tempting promotion from Maxis on their home fibre internet services, pay RM118 instead of RM218 for 10Mbps internet speed, unlimited data quota (Previously was capped at 100Gb), 600 minutes free calls to Maxis mobile and 200 minutes free calls to IDD destinations.

Package will include dect phone(RM80) and a residential WiFi modem(RM499). RM200 installation fee is waived till 30 June 2012. The Maxis Home Fibre Internet 10Mbps package will have a 24-month contract and currently available only in the Klang Valley, selected areas in Penang, Johor Bahru, Ipoh and Melaka. Please go and get yours now.

Maxis home fibre internet promotion

Packet One Networks Sdn Bhd (“P1”), first 4G broadband provider in Malaysia, has launched its fiber plans: OneBiz Fiber for business and OnePlan for consumers. The plans come with voice calls with free bundled minutes.

“We’ve packed in value that matters for businesses and consumers,” said P1 CEO Michael Lai. “For the business user, our plans help raise their productivity and lower connectivity and commnunication costs. While our consumer plans serve those who need even more speed and bandwidth. P1 is also the only servicce provider today that offer the best of both worlds i.e., fiber with 4G on-the-go broadband.”

P1 OneBiz Fiber plans

There are 4 plans for P1 OneBiz Fiber with speeds of 5 to 30 Mbps and Unlimited data quota. Free call minutes from 100 to 500 mins. All OneBiz plans come with 4G on-the-go broadband. Price starting from RM 199.

Check out OneBiz Fiber plan details in the table below:
P1 OnePlan Fiber plans

P1 OnePlan Fiber has 3 plans: 5Mbps with 50GB quota; 10Mbps with 100GB quota; 20Mbps with 200GB quota. Bundled voice call minutes are 50, 100, and 200 minutes respectively. All plans come with 4G on-the-go broadband. Prices range from RM169 to RM269 per month.

Check out OnePlan Fiber plan details in the table below:

Internet IP Address 2011 Report

By on January 19, 2011

IP addresses are allocated on an annual basis by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and its regional registries to various organizations worldwide with the majority of the IP addresses being allocated to the developed countries like the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom. In the last few years though, emerging economies like China have been allocated an increasingly bigger percentage of the IP addresses. This trend which is also evident in the likes of India, Vietnam and Mexico indicates an ever growing appetite for internet consumption amongst their populations.

In this first section of the study, we breakdown the average percentages of IP address allocations in 240 countries using the IP2Location historical data. The average percentage is the arithmetic mean of 12-month values collected on the first day of the month from the IP2Location monthly database.

From the data analysis (see Table 1 &Chart 1), it is clear that the overall IP address allocations for Asian countries are on the rise whereas European countries have seen a drop in their allocations. Leading the Asian countries is China which has overtaken the United Kingdom for the 2nd highest number of allocations. South Korea, a country famous for online gaming, managed to secure 6th place and has relegated France to the 7th position.

The Top 10 countries in the list still managed to secure 77.73% of the total allocated IP addresses in 2010. That is a decrease from the 2009 total of 79.1%. With the economic upheavals in both the United States and Europe, it is hardly a surprise that the numbers have decreased. On the other hand, it will open up more allocations to emerging countries in Asia and South America.
In this second section of the study, we plot the month-to-month percentage of IP address allocations by country using the IP2Location historical data in 2010.

From the chart analysis (see Chart 2), we can see that the allocation rate is slowing down compared to 11% in 2009. The total IP addresses allocated for 2010 is 2,685,024,462. Compared to the total for 2009 which is 2,505,141,392, we are seeing a 7.2% increase in the total number of allocations.

Considering that the total IP addresses in the IPv4 space is 4,294,967,296, that leaves us with only approximately 37% of IP addresses to be allocated in Class A, B and C.

To all Malaysia internet user, this is another bad news from our Malaysia number one broadband service provider where you will experience the slow connection to oversea web site due to the cable faults on the Asian American Gateway (AAG) and the Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2) submarine cable networks linking Malaysia to the United States (US).


By on March 26, 2010

Home user plan

Home user plan

Coporate package

Coporate package

Another good news for Malaysia broadband user. TM had launch their new high speed internet services and brand it as Unifi.

Their have the VIP package for home user and also the business package for office which range from the difference price and difference download cap.

For VIP,their package as below:

  • VIP 5 (RM 149.00/month)
    • Download speed: 5mbps
    • Max download per month: 60GB
    • Dynamic IP

  • VIP 10 (RM 199.00/month)
    • Download speed: 10mbps
    • Max download per month: 90GB
    • Dynamic IP

  • VIP 20 (RM 249.00/month)
    • Download speed: 20mbps
    • Max download per month: 120GB
    • Dynamic IP

For Business:

  • Biz 5 (RM 199.00/month)
    • Download speed: 5mbps
    • Max download per month: unlimited
    • dynamic IP

  • Biz 10 (RM 599.00/month)
    • Download speed: 10mbps
    • Max download per month: unlimited
    • 1 Fixed IP

  • Biz 20 (RM 899.00/month)
    • Download speed: 20mbps
    • Max download per month: unlimited
    • 1 Fixed IP

with the new launch of HSBB services in Malaysia, hope that it can really help us in the whole country economic and also the IT infrastructure to be more complete in order to compete with other country.

Besides that, also hope that TM can keep maintain their high efficiency of service in order to maintain their new brand name in the market.

Last but not lease, hope that my place also can enjoy this service soon.