KUCHING: Telekom Malaysia Bhd's UniFi service is expected to reach the state's major towns -- Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri and its satellite town Lutong -- in September.
Telekom Malaysia Bhd's Sarawak general manager Abdul Rahim Mohd Ali said yesterday that the construction of its "Fibre to the Home" (FTTH) facilities to support the UniFi service in these five venues had not been completed yet.
UniFi is a broadband service that uses fibre optic cables to deliver high speed internet and phone service to customers.
Rahim said the project would be carried out in phases with the first phase expected to be completed by September. The second phase is slated to start next year.
The monthly cost for each customer depends on the package.
Those subscribing to 5GB will be charged RM149; 10MB (RM199) and 20MB (RM249).
"We will continue to upgrade our broadband facilities in smaller towns and rural areas," Rahim said after opening the annual general meeting of Koperasi Telekom Malaysia Bhd (Kota Mas).
On Kota Mas, he said out of the 27,000 employees of TM nationwide, 18,850 had registered as members.