DiGi increases home broadband quota

By NG MIN SHEN / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd has upsized its DiGi Home Broadband plans with up to 50% larger data quotas for both new and existing customers, with prices starting from RM45 monthly.

In a statement yesterday, the telecommunications company (telco) said total quota upgrades have been increased to 25GB from 15GB for the Broadband Monthly 45 plan; to 50GB from 35GB for the Broadband Monthly 65 plan; and to 100GB from 75GB for the Broadband Monthly 105 plan.

All existing DiGi postpaid subscribers will also receive RM5 or RM10 lifetime discounts upon signing up for DiGi Home Broadband plans.

The data quota upsizes for existing DiGi Home Broadband customers will take effect in their next bill cycle, while new customers will have access to the larger data quotas upon sign-up.

“We remain committed to boosting Internet adoption by introducing a wide range of affordable connectivity services for different wallet sizes and needs in the country. These home Internet plans in essence offer customers 1GB of data for as low as RM1,” DiGi CMO Loh Keh Jiat said.

He added that the telco is continuously improving its service quality and reliability to support the growing surge in data demand.

“Last year, our network supported close to 150% growth in data traffic from over half a million additional Internet users in our base. We will continue stimulating adoption with a mix of affordable connectivity and relevant digital services and content,” he said.

The telco said customers will enjoy “consistent Internet speeds of at least 10Mbps for 4G LTE and 20Mbps for 4G LTE Advanced”.

DiGi is the mobile service operations arm of DiGi.Com Bhd, a telco listed on the local bourse. Other telcos have also announced upgrades for existing plans or new broadband plans altogether, following the government’s call for cheaper and faster broadband services across the country.

Maxis Bhd recently introduced two affordable fibre broadband packages, namely the MaxisONE Home Fibre plan at 30Mbps for RM89 per month or 100Mbps for RM129 per month for home users.

Telekom Malaysia Bhd also rolled out UniFi basic, an entry-level broadband plan at 30Mbps for RM79 monthly, and a UniFi 100Mbps plan priced at RM129 per month.

TIME dotCom Bhd’s most affordable plan offers 100Mbps at RM99 per month, while its 500Mbps plan is priced at RM139 monthly and the 1Gbps package retails for RM199 monthly.

Celcom Axiata Bhd also revised its fibre broadband offerings in Sabah, with its 40Mbps plan now retailing at RM80 per month from RM180 previously, while the 100Mbps package is priced at RM120 monthly.