Malaysia’s national telecommunication service provider, TM, may have just let slip that its expected 4G LTE broadband network is almost ready, and that it will be called TMgo.
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A new page in TM’s official website appeared for a short time today (before being password-protected later) to reveal the work in progress on its LTE products and packages, which might still be subject to change before the official roll out occurs, so take this for what it’s worth. What is for sure, is that TM earlier this year acquired a significant stake in wireless broadband provider P1, which has given TM the necessary spectrum bandwidth to prepare release of a consumer-ready model.
There were two types of 4G solutions listed, one being a wireless USB modem and the other, a mobile router. Priced at
According to TM’s FAQ page, the USB modem is a D-Link DWM-221 and the wireless router is a D-Link DWR-930. The standard LTE spectrum frequency varies between the 1800MHz to 2600MHz range, but TM’s service will operate at a lower 850MHz frequency that is hoped will cover a wider expanse of the country, and hopefully not be limited to just urban city centers but encompass the outlying towns and rural areas as well.
Download speeds can reach up to 20Mbps but this will be dependent on a number of factors to reach this desired rate.
Before being password-encrypted, the website listed a number of daily, weekly, and per month quota reload options, including a 3GB quota option valued at
The website and coverage areas do not appear to be finalised as of yet, but some of the coverage area listed include Pendang in Kedah and Melaka Tengah, Melaka, which is quite encouraging as it appears TM is taking it seriously to cover non-
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