Maxis sees huge market for broadband services in east coast


  • Technology
  • Thursday, 30 Dec 2010

KUALA TERENGGANU: The east coast of peninsular Malaysia offers a potential huge market for broadband services, said Maxis Communications Bhd.

Its east coast regional manager, Mazlan Mokhtar, said the residents there are among the most active users of online social networks and the Internet compared to other areas in the country.

“According to a study, Internet traffic among residents in Terengganu and Kelantan is among the highest in the nation. For Maxis, this offers a huge potential for our broadband services,” he said.

Mazlan said the company’s broadband packages, which cater to different categories of users and age groups, has attracted many subscribers.

“Maxis provides a fast broadband speed of 7.2Mbps (megabits per second) for RM48 a month. This speed, however, depends on location, distance from a telecommunications tower, and the number of users simultaneously,” he said.

He said the company’s football (shaped) modems, which are different from others, are popular among the younger generation.

Mazlan said potential users are also given a seven-day trial period for the broadband services. “If they are unhappy with the services, they can cancel the contract and whatever amount they have paid will be returned,” he said.

He said Maxis plans to widen the broadband coverage to rural areas like in Felda settlements next year.

“Although we are still new to the east coast market, our broadband services have been well-received. We hope to increase the number of users next year,” he said. — Bernama

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