April 20, 2010

Malaysia & Broadband

I love Malaysia so much, so I do think that I have the right to be a lil upset. You should refer to my post http://life.izham-miyake.com/2009/10/aussie-firms-deterred-by-malaysias-slow.html which I put a newspaper link mentioning about a lot of Foreign Companies pulling out their investment, caused by our SLOW INTERNET!

More shocking! In China, they even have the 4 GB connection to home and they only pay RM60 equivalently. Confirmed by a friend who just went there last week.Isn't this good for expat who wanted to work from HOME?

Yes, we cannot compare to them in terms of density level but at least we should be at the same pace as they are now. 1MB compared to 1GB (like 1000x faster?), and running 1MB at a higher price (1GB@RM83 vs 1MB@RM99) is totally unacceptable.

Zid's comment/thought is a thought that will keep Malaysia left behind. Plus, the 1MB connection we pay is 'Best Effort' service, and I hope you guys understand what 'Best Effort' is, as mentioned in the Streamyx's SLA.

We keep comparing with the neighboring countries, but my question is, why should we compare to them as we claimed we are so much developed compared to them.

I tell you guys, Malaysia are so left behind at this point, compared to a few of our neighboring countries. Why? These are the facts:-

1. SG - 8Mbps - SGD65. ~ RM140
2. TH - 2 Mbps - THB1000 ~ RM100
3. PH - 12 Mbps - P5999 ~ RM432

SG can offer 8Mbps lower than the cheapest 4MB offer in Malaysia (RM160).

TH, which country is as big as Malaysia can offer, 2MBPs. almost the same price as our Streamyx RM99 1MB combo package. Not to mention what is the percentage of the availability Streamyx can offer?

PH, they can offer 12MBps?

Don't you think Malaysia should be at an UPPER level to PH/TH?

This is yet to compare with those in the UK. My sister is subscribing to a 10Mbps broadband, packaged with a phone line and TV cable, at a price of GBP5 ~ RM30 only.

My Brother in Russia, using a 8Mbps line paying for only RM70 a month. Russia is not densed as HK right?

If we keep giving EXCUSES on things, this 'TIDAK APA' attitude will get Malaysia left so behind in the next 10 years. Believe me guys.

The worst is, I've been applying land phone line for my house since July last year. Until today, my home is still not wired. Even SKMM gave me empty promises. Any of you guys can help?

April 1, 2010

1st April 2010

It's been a year in DHL APIS.

It has been great working in here even though I've not into working anymore but the job provides me adequate enough to carry on.

While in DHL APIS also, I was recruited into their very own band, ' The Undecided' and so far we've been having Gigs in several places including Singapore and Phuket, as the bassist, though. :P

It's been a year++ of my marriage as well. I'm pretty lousy at it but both of us are working our best on it. I'm still the same hot blooded person as usual but my patience (and passionful) wife is at best being the understanding and supporting woman for me.

I've just got a new car for my family to be. My Civic is just being unreliable and inconsistent lately. I was supposed to be driving my Civic to work tonight but warming it for at least 5 minutes didn't give me any sign that it's gonna work well for me tonight.

My mom has been not very well due to slip discs problem and my father keeps on seeking for every solution possible to help my mom to relief the pain.

My sister, Fadhlina is now in UK doing her phd. My other sister, Faizah, to my surprise had won the Malaysian Bronze Medal for her Master thesis, which for me is a superb accomplishment ever! I managed to congratulates her as I got home from Seremban prior to this moment but as usual, and I hope she knew how proud I am being her brother.

And she's getting married on the 1st May as well.

Expect me to be more active for the next few months. I have been limited to Internet XS for the past 2 years and my new house will only be equipped with PSTN line in the next few months, 2 or 3. That's what SKMM told me in their email.

I'm now starting to feel lucky again.

DO you feel lucky punk?

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