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March 12, 2010

TM’s High Speed Broadband (HSBB) and photo

“This is a broadband service offering network speeds of up to 4.0Mbps delivered via wired, wireless and mobile technologies such as ADSL, wi-fi, WiMax and high-speed downlink packet access and is available nationwide,” said TM Group chief executive officer, Dato’ Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa.

I’m not going to compare Malaysia’s network speed with Korea’s 14.6 Mbps. Really.

Why?

Cos Malaysia got to replace those oldie physical copper wires with fiber ones before we can speed up the virtual internet autobahn like them Koreans. If you are a KL night owl, you might have noticed those TM contractors working feverishly digging out copper wires and replacing with fiber cables.

No fiber, no real speed. Reality sucks, doesn’t it.

And until Malaysia is truly fibered, we’re stuck in between dreams of surfing up to 4.0Mbps, I guess.
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Having been using Streamyx’s 1.0Mbps for so long, I jumped at a friend’s invite to test out the High Speed Broad Band (HSBB) a few week ago.

If you have tried watching CNN at peak time with ye Streamyx, you’ll know that it is a stop and go watch. But HSBB, no problem, streaming is very steady, no interuption to the CNN live videos.

Haven’t tested video upload speed to Youtube using HSBB, yet. Need to try before giving more praise (if applicable).

btw, I wish TM will be less coy and let consumers know when the HSBB real deal will be available to all other places beyond the Bangsar, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Shah Alam and Subang Jaya areas. Don’t la expect busy consumers to search through your TM website for the information, netizens are not paid to do that.

Anyways, if TM really want to convert us to HSBB, put lar TM big, big ads with enticing subscription fees to grab our eyeballs at places where we meet/talk in the internet. I don’t mind hosting a paid ad or two in me blog (heeheeheehee)

Here’s to affordable HSBB, speed and access to information so important to drive the Malaysian high income economy dream.

To drool over HSBB gadgets, see photo below.

January 30, 2008

Wen Jia Bao got balls – MCA dare you follow?

Filed under: Citizenry, Family, Life, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , — bananachinese @ 12:17 pm

In a rare move for a Chinese politician, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao apologized yesterday to hundreds of thousands of people stranded in train stations across his country due to bad weather and a power crisis. CNN story here.

“I apologize to you all,” said Wen, using a bullhorn to address stranded travelers at a train station in Hunan province. “We are currently trying our best to repair the system.

“First we’ll fix the electric grid. After that, the trains will run again. … Then all of you can go home for the Chinese New Year,” the premier said, bringing applause from the crowd.

Sigh…  See how big brother show the world that the China government is in control and taking responsibility for the situation?

And this touches me heart… 
Brutal winter weather has pounded China’s central, eastern and southern sections, stranding hundreds of thousands of travelers ahead of the holiday. Wen flew out of Beijing en route to Hunan province on Monday night, had to detour to neighboring Hubei province because of the bad weather. He completed his trip by train, arriving in Changsha City, Hunan’s capital, on Tuesday morning.

MCA oh, MCA.

Your big homeland brother has shown courage and how to exercise leadership in this modern times.

Can you let go your servile mentality and take the hint from big brother of the world?

Time now to talk straight and direct to Malaysians. Don’t be stupidly clinging on to old paradigm. Old thinking worked well last time when us Malaysians were not sent to school. Now most can read and write. Somemore people now got opinions and their minds and hearts can reject your illogicality of thoughts and actions.

It’s a possibility if MCA don’t change gear to follow big brother Wen’s style for the new world order, I fear MCA may exit out of Malaysia history by the next, next General Elections. For being outdated mah, must throw away lah, expired already what.

P/S: Sorry lah, MCA to scold you. But I see MCA is the better party within BN. If I don’t help give you some clues, then who will? What about Malaysiakini? Malaysia-today?

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