Today marks yet another big day for unifi as they show off the nation’s very first “Time Division Duplex (TDD) Pre-5G Wireless technology to the media. The first commercial phase of this movement starts off in SetiaWalk Puchong, that consists of residential suites, malls and offices, grouped up in small clusters. The project initially started at the tail-end of 2018 and is now finally available for the public.
Moharmustaqeem Mohammed, the Acting Executive Vice President of unifi said: “The technology is set to improve unifi’s wireless connectivity services, especially for high-rise buildings and dense residential areas with low fixed broadband penetration, allowing for wireless internet access sharing at home and on-the-go within LTE coverage areas. This project will also address many ongoing infrastructure challenges in areas without fibre coverage, offering speed upgrades of up to 30Mbps via wireless broadband, and peak throughput may go up to 80Mbps.”
“In the last few months, we have shared with you about our commitment to deliver the best internet offerings and services along with finding the best solutions using fit-for-purpose technologies to overcome our infrastructure challenges. Today, we are very excited to share another exciting #khabarbaik: unifi has been developing the country’s first pre-5G technology via TDD. We are happy to say that the pre-5G network can deliver larger capacity at about 500Mbps, which is 2 times more than the existing 4G technology. This has put us, unifi, a step forward in providing a better service and experience to our customers in the wireless segment. Not only that our new pre-5G capability will enable us to bypass wiring limitations in areas we previously could not penetrate, this technology also brings us one step closer to the country’s 5G milestone.”
Estranged, a local alternative rock band was invited to do a shoot on how they go about their daily lives using unifi’s wireless home broadband service. The video showed seamless connectivity throughout the whole apartment, even with multiple users using it at the same time.
Moharmustaqeem added, “We see this as a huge step for Malaysia’s telecommunications industry and we look forward to working together with our peers to develop the best technology that can be deployed in every part of the country, be it urban cities, high-density residential areas, and rural villages. We are committed to continue transforming the digital way of life and make internet connectivity a ubiquitous part of the Malaysian lifestyle…”
He also mentioned that the promises from #khabarbaik back in January are still ongoing. There are TM Points across the nation that is open on Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday. The 24-hour installation period from point of order is effective, and thousands of households had utilised this service to have unifi installed in their homes. unifi is also hosting a hackathon on the 17th to 18th of April this year at MMU Cyberjaya for youths. The winning teams will net themselves RM10,000 and an internship at TM!