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Reasons of the Issues of Internet in Malaysia

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Reasons of the Issues of Internet in Malaysia

This article mainly presents the problems which surround the internet in Malaysia. Based on a report by SpeedTest, the internet speed in Malaysia in last year, 2022, was ranked at the 32th place for fixed broadband speed and 72th for mobile network data. Based on the user experience, it is considered quite slow as people have been experiencing downing of internet service and loading speeds that took more than twenty seconds or even minutes. This is really frustrating for users and businesses that are heavily relying on the internet, like customer service and online teaching and learning. As for tourists, it is even more frustrating as the internet isn’t stable when they need it to view maps and track destinations. In the midst of blaming the sluggish internet speed, does anyone even know the real reasons behind the problematic nationwide internet connection? So without further ado, let’s hop in and take a look at the reasons for the internet problems in Malaysia. 

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Some existing users are exasperated that they have yet to enjoy the higher broadband speeds promised by their service providers. — SAM THAM/The Star

Reason No.1.: Monopoly of Telekom Malaysia (TM)

Telekom Malaysia (TM) signed an agreement with the government in 2008 to develop and manage the national High Speed Broadband (HSBB) network exclusively. In 2010, TM debuted its unifi fibre broadband service for users on the HSBB network. Approximately 8 months later, in 2010, TM was able to secure Maxis as a key customer for their HSBB service. Maxis, on the other hand, stated in 2014 that it was dissatisfied with its collaboration with TM. Apart from this, Telekom Malaysia (TM) has always prioritised Unifi in HSBB as a national broadband network. For example, while TM stated in July 2018 that its Unifi internet plans will soon provide speeds of up to 800Mbps, Maxis did not begin providing 800Mbps plans until April 2019. Other big telcos took their time getting on board the HSBB network for consumer fibre broadband service. Celcom signed up for HSBB service in 2011, however their fibre broadband service was not immediately available to all customers. Digi joined 10-12 years later, in 2020. U Mobile is most likely still negotiating an agreement for access. In other words, TM’s Fixed Broadband service was pricey back then, and it remains so now. Streamyx was a monopoly, and HSBB is a monopoly as well. Since port availability has been an issue for many years, TM did not create the HSBB network for every home. There is just not enough competition and there is little regulation. It’s likely that 5G will be the same. There is just one 5G provider, and whether you subscribe to Maxis 5G, Celcom 5G, Digi 5G, or U Mobile 5G, it all operates on the same 5G network, operated by Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB).

Reason No.2.: High Cost of Installing better internet connection, especially 5G

DNB must pay Celcom to use its 10,000 4G sites, as well as TM for access to fibre backhaul – all of which adds up to a significant expense, unless Celcom deploys the 5G network using its current equipment. MVNOs such as Tune Talk and redONE have the potential to create competition and play a significant role in lowering 5G pricing. However, these MVNOs may be unable to directly negotiate with DNB for 5G because they may have an exclusivity arrangement with their present 4G host operator. There are also concerns about the cost of 5G devices and their interoperability with DNB’s 5G network. The most affordable 5G smartphone available now costs roughly RM1000. So where is the openness in wholesale pricing for 5G access to Telcos, given that it would be a nationwide 5G network? Will all telcos pay the same 5G pricing to DNB, or will specific telcos receive preferential treatment? At the time of writing, the Malaysian government, MCMC, and DNB have not said that 5G will reduce the cost of broadband up to this day.

Reason No.3.: Thieves and Vandalism towards the Internet Infrastructure in rural areas 

Last but not least, this is downright weird as one of the reasons for the poor internet in Malaysia. According to Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Zahidi Zainul Abidin, theft and vandalism are two major reasons why rural communities in Malaysia have inadequate internet access. Copper and optical fibre cables, which are required hardware for internet connection in the region, appear to be excavated and stolen. Certain remote communities will lose internet service as a result of it being stolen or, worse, destroyed. Aside from that, there have been reports of vandalism causing damage to power generators, even solar-powered ones, that are in charge of transmission towers. Moving forward, Minister Zahidi intends to deploy new technologies to remedy the problem, with the goal of boosting internet access in remote regions, particularly in Sabah and Sarawak.

Despite all the chaotic reasons behind the problematic internet in terms of its speed and connection, as long as you are well-connected and able to get your job done should be enough. Looking for better internet connection, please consult tm unifi Malaysia at Jom Apply  for more info and assistance. 

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Flexible Pre-Insulated Piping Systems

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Flexible Pre-Insulated Piping Systems

Introduction

Flexible pre-insulated plastic piping systems were first developed in Europe, where district heating and cooling systems are prevalent and energy efficiency has long been a priority. Heat transmission through pre-insulated plastic pipes is minimised by high-performance insulating materials, making these piping systems very efficient and sustainable.

There are several occasions in residential and commercial construction where heated or chilled fluid must be conveyed within or between buildings, often over great distances. Pre-insulated potable water pipes are also used to keep water from freezing and to save energy when transferring hot water over long distances, such as when buried beneath a slab.

Configurations

Pre-insulated piping systems come in a variety of forms, with one or more carrier pipes contained within a common outer jacket.

Individual pipes for potable water where freeze protection is required, and pairs of hydronic pipes combined with a single potable water pipe to deliver both heating and drinking water to a structure are examples.

Other arrangements are conceivable. Heat-tracing cable can be inserted into the pipe system for freeze prevention in specific instances.

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Pipes that have been pre-insulated

PU pre-insulated pipe systems, which are made up of an insulating layer and an outer casting, provide high-quality insulation to keep the temperature of the water travelling through the pipes constant, making them a cost-effective and efficient way to heat your home.

Insulated pipelines are available in lengths ranging from 1 to 50 metres and are installed underground at a depth of 0.4 to 1.0 metres. These pipe systems are expected to last 25 to 30 years, after which they will need to be replaced with new pipes.

The Advantages

A cost-effective heating solution

Pre-insulated pipe systems are useful for connecting buildings to external renewable heat sources such as heat pumps and biomass boilers because they reduce heat loss. Because of the extremely low heat loss accomplished by these pipe systems, hot water can be fed into buildings from the heat source while retaining the water temperature, assuring high energy efficiency and saving the homeowner money on operating costs.

High degree of adaptability

Because of the flexible shielded and pre-insulated polypropylene ducting in the pipes, pre-insulated pipe systems offer greater flexibility than most other pipe systems. This makes installation alternatives easier and more adjustable, allowing for better negotiation of cul-de-sacs, hammerhead turning or parking spaces, and existing in-trench services. Pre-insulated pipes offer a variety of installation options, regardless of how packed the residential area is.

Installation is simple.

Pre-insulated pipes are also lightweight, making them easier to handle on site and simplifying the installation procedure. Because of their high flexibility, these pipes can be easily worked around existing structures and natural features, making them an ideal solution for even the most congested of sites. This also allows the pipes to be put with the least amount of disruption to the surrounding environment, which is ideal for those who live in densely populated areas.

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Benefits of Self-Service Kiosk

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Benefits of Self-Service Kiosk

The need we humans have for technology is steadily growing from time to time. As the invention of technology develops, so does our dependency for them. It has come to a point where it is next to impossible to return back to the age where technology does not exist. Now, we are moving towards the age where technology powers itself, where we needn’t depend on others to utilize these amazing machines ourselves. I am talking about self-service kiosk machines that make life much faster and easier. 

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Quicker Service

From ordering tickets to a movie to getting the number for the wait at the hospital, self-service kiosks have your back. Some kiosk machines also serve you food. No more need for queuing in lines to place your orders then having to wait again to be served. Simply queue up once, place your order, pay then get served. With kiosks, saving time is a priority and quick service is always welcomed to those of us who are always on the move with less time to spare. 

Less Waiting 

Quick, quick, quick. That’s how fast-paced life is and every second counts, where spare time is always welcome. We all know machines are quicker, faster and sometimes also easier to deal with compared to humans. When using self-service kiosks, one just needs to click on the options you want and wait to be served. This is much quicker than having to wait for an employee to attend to your needs, hence giving you more time to enjoy what you’ve ordered.. 

More Efficient 

With quicker service and lesser wait time, efficiency is the captain manning the ship. Not only does it save time, but also will it lessen the mistakes made. Keeping both customers and employees happy is one of the greatest services that can be done. Also, employees would be able to avoid having to serve disgruntled customers, which is an amazing way to keep the working morale high. 

Less Crowding

With the international crisis the world is facing right now, kiosks have made it not only easier but also safer for us to get the things we want. With the wait time being reduced, the chances of people clustering around in an area are less. Making it much safer for people to leave their houses without having to fear getting infected by Covid -19. Additionally, by having the kiosk machine handle everything, less people are crowded in the same area. 

The key to powering these successful kiosk machines that help make life in general easier to bear lies within ASROCK Industrial PC Malaysia. ASROCK’s contribution where it’s motherboards are used to man the ship of these wonderful machines are what makes this whole process much, much, much easier. It takes charge from controlling all main and side functions, to ensuring little to no mistakes are made. 

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What is a Bumiputera?

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Menara Bumiputera Commerce

It was first introduced by the German Bumiputera Association in April 2018. It is a platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to market themselves as a Bumiputra company. Menara Bumiputera Commerce (MBC) was established in 1992. It is a brand of Nelung.  Menara Bumiputera is the national trade and industry exporter of the Philippines and it’s a symbol of Filipino culture. The manufacturing industry has been growing exponentially in the last few years, but it still represents only about 15% of GDP. This is where marketing comes into play to help propel this domestic market. Menara Bumiputera Commerce is developed by Cebu-based e-commerce firm, MNC Global. It allows merchants to create their own websites tailored to their own needs.

The concept of helping consumers is a common one. It doesn’t matter who the consumer is, whether it’s a person or a company, but the need for such services is increasing. Menara Bumiputera Commerce (MBC) is a popular brand that sells clothing and accessories in Malaysia (and Indonesia). The brand has been integrated into the Malaysian economy through its many television and newspaper advertisements. This can be seen by their large presence on TV channels played by both major broadcasters in Malaysia like Astro and Star, as well as their coverage in newspapers like The Star and Berita Harian Daily. Although they are not yet recognized as being successful brands with worldwide recognition, they have been doing quite well in Malaysia due to their simple designs, high-quality products, and low prices. 

Menara Bumiputera is a Philippine family business that offers a wide range of retail products and services in the area of food, apparel, jewellery, hardware, and more. It is one of the fastest-growing companies in the Philippines and has seen steady growth over the past few years. Menara Bumiputera is a member of the Malaysian people. They are the traders, dealers, and wholesalers in all types of commodities from business to consumer. As such, they can be found in clusters across Malaysia’s three major states – Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Penang. Menara Bumiputera is the largest regional organization in Malaysia. How to market menara Bumiputera commerce is one of the most important matters in business today. 

How to create a presence online, optimize your website, establish an online advertising campaign and increase your market share by using other internet advertising methods like Facebook Ads, Google AdWords and organic search engine optimization (SEO).  We are a large and diverse country. The Ministry of Trade and Investment (MTI) has found that the number of Bumiputera people living in Malaysia is more than 90%. This makes it harder for them to find work. This is because the Bumiputera market is small, at just 2% of the total population. A lot of time they are not able to find a job because their skills do not match up with employers’ needs. Menara Bumiputera is one of the fastest growing economic activities in Malaysia. It’s a development opportunity for many Bumiputera minority groups who are part of the country’s largest non-Malay population.

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Serdang and Why it is Sought After

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Serdang and Why it is Sought After

Serdang, now known as Seri Kembangan, is a town in the Malaysian state of Selangor. The town has grown to be a sizable city. It’s near the PLUS Expressway’s Southern Route’s northern terminus.

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History

Seri Kembangan was founded as the Serdang New Village in 1950, when the British relocated Malaysian Chinese peasants from Sungai Besi to a central site as part of the Briggs Plan in response to the Communist threat during the Malayan Emergency.

The village had 50 dwellings in its early days, all of which were built from the ground up because the British only provided vacant pieces of land. The area was close to rubber plantations, and the jungle provided a new kind of threat. The majority of the 15,000 residents were low-wage miners and rubber tappers.

Seri Kembangan New Village was once known for cottage industries such as shoemaking and typesetting services, but these have since been surpassed by more lucrative ventures.

Following the 1998 Commonwealth Games, major improvements began in the year 2000, with AEON Equine Park, McDonald’s, Pasar Borong Selangor (wholesale market), Maybank, Giant Hypermarket, and other enterprises transforming the area into a business hub.

Climate

Seri Kembangan has a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af) that is warm and sunny, with abundant rainfall, especially during the northeast monsoon season from October to March, which is protected by the Titiwangsa Mountains in the east and Indonesia’s Sumatra Island in the west. Temperatures have a tendency to stay consistent. Maximum temperatures range between 31 and 33 degrees Celsius (88 and 91 degrees Fahrenheit) and have never exceeded 39.3 degrees Celsius (102.7 degrees Fahrenheit), while minimum temperatures range between 22 and 23.5 degrees Celsius (71.6 and 74.3 degrees Fahrenheit) and have never dropped below 14.4 degrees Celsius (57.9 degrees Fahrenheit). Seri Kembangan receives a minimum of 2,600 mm (100 in) of rain every year; the months of June and July are comparatively dry, but rainfall still exceeds 133 mm (5.2 in) per month.

Serdang

Politics

Seri Kembangan is part of the Puchong parliamentary seat, which is presently represented by DAP’s Gobind Singh Deo. [2] Meanwhile, Seri Kembangan is represented in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly with its own constituency. Ean Yong Hian Wah, a member of the DAP, is the current assemblyperson. [3] It was previously known as Damansara Constituency from 1959 to 1964, before being renamed Serdang and then Puchong Constituency. Karam Singh Veriah of the Socialist Front was the first MP, winning the Damansara Constituency twice.

Amenities

Seri Kembangan has three major malls: the aforementioned The Mines Shopping Mall, an AEON store in Taman Equine, Giant Hypermarket, and South City Plaza.

Seri Kembangan is recognised for its delicious and diverse street food, which combines elements from Chinese, Malay, Indian, and other races in a literal melting pot. Seri Kembangan Night Market and Seri Serdang Night Market are two of the best venues to try street food (opens every Monday and Friday nights). Nasi lemak, asam laksa, char kway teow, curry noodle, mamak fried mee, rojak, and cendol are some of the most popular local foods.

Seri Kembangan’s primary rail station is KB05 KTM Serdang, which is part of the KTM Komuter network managed by state railway operator KTMB.

Alternatively, the SP16 Sungai Besi LRT Station is about 4 kilometers north. According to reports, under the KVMRT2 project, a new MRT station will be built here.

Residential Properties

In terms of residential properties, the area is home to multiple landed and non-landed properties. It offers properties in the form of residential towers as well as half detached bungalows and terrace houses. It also has a number of condos that are up for grabs.

To learn more about Serdang, visit edgeprop today!

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