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> The Official Maxis FTTH Thread, Maxis FTTH launched 1st Sep 2010! (Maxis)

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post Sep 4 2010, 04:07 PM, updated 10y ago

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*** UPDATE *** Maxis FTTH SUCKS big time !!! 40Gb quota strictly will be in force even in their 1st month of operation, the speed will be throttled to 10% which is only around 0.6Mb !!! BOYCOTT - don't sign up, cancel your interest registration !!! Let them dig their own grave !!!

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Maxis FTTH (Fiber-to-the Home) already launched 1st Sept 2010 in Bandar Utama Phase 11 & Phase 12, and I am using it now !

I stay in Bandar Utama Jalan 12/7, on 1st Sept, a team technical crew came to install the new fiber broadband from Maxis.
Another crew of relations officers also dropped by my home, with a hamper of gifts, a video shooting team & a carricature artist.

The installation process does take up quite a long time, as they are all on a sharp learning curve.
At one point, there were more than 10 techincal people from both Maxis & Huawei in my house, doing all the necessary checks.

There are 3 sets of equipments after the installation. A Huawei-Echolife ONT terminal, a Maxis-Thomson RGW residential gateway & a Maxis-Aztech DECT cordless phone.

There is only 1 package on offer at the moment, 6Mbps.
They say later will have upgrade packages from 6Mpbs, up to 24Mbps.

There is no IPTV included in the package, it will be added later, as they are still doing vigorious testing.

The offer price for the 1st batch of early-bird subscribers is RM118 per month, free for the first 2 months, and free installation costs.

The DECT phone also come with free :

i) unlimited calls to a Maxis fixed line number
ii) 500 minutes per month to a Maxis mobile number
iii) 200 minutes per month to United States, Singapore, China or Hong Kong

For time being, I am still not sure about the FUP download limit.
Guess I will find out soon, as I try to use & download stuff.

I believe this Maxis offering will be a strong competition to TM Unifi 5Mbps package of RM149 per month.

I have attached some pictures.

That's all my report for now.. going to enjoy more high-speed broadband now !

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This post has been edited by toofriggingslow: Oct 9 2010, 11:03 AM
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post Sep 4 2010, 04:11 PM

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hmm .. very smart of them to use cable tie.. cut cost tongue.gif
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post Sep 4 2010, 04:16 PM

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hey mind to share how to contact them for installation? my friend at bu 12/4 is very interested

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post Sep 4 2010, 04:19 PM

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Rm118 only? so cheap, coz for me maxis used to be blood sucker..
i) unlimited calls to a Maxis fixed line number
ii) 500 minutes per month to a Maxis mobile number
iii) 200 minutes per month to United States, Singapore, China or Hong Kong
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post Sep 4 2010, 04:25 PM

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rm120 per month for 6mbps!! that is blardy cheap man. this definitely gonna be a strong competitor for unifi

this is what we need biggrin.gif
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post Sep 4 2010, 04:27 PM

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3rd pic is the dp (distribution point) outside your house? they use a big closure and hang it on electric/telephone pole? fyi, the closure they hanged is for underground purpose and not meant as a dp to a house. can't believe maxis provide this kind of installation setup.
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post Sep 4 2010, 05:02 PM

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That's neat! I hope this comes to my area (as its telephone service is under Maxis ...).

Regarding FUP, I visited their website and read the FAQ, which has this to say:

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11. Will Maxis be implementing quota limit or fair policy usage (FUP) for HIGH SPEED INTERNET?

Yes quota limit will be imposed but you can opt not to be limited for a fee.


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post Sep 4 2010, 05:14 PM

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now we are talking about competitor

hope TM will reduce price whistling.gif whistling.gif whistling.gif

based on 3rd pic.. i lol-ed

That is TM telephone pole, imagine both TM FTTH and Maxis FTTH distribution point on the same pole
one cheaper and another expensive or two technician from diff company trying to fix their service on the same pole
now that a view i would like to see laugh.gif


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post Sep 4 2010, 05:23 PM

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Post some speedtest results and more comments on it?

Availability still limited?Price will definitely be a deciding factor and i hope they don't force us to take up iptv like tmnut...

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post Sep 4 2010, 06:09 PM

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Any fair usage policy?
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post Sep 4 2010, 06:11 PM

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QUOTE(MX510 @ Sep 4 2010, 06:09 PM)
Any fair usage policy?
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Would like to know too. Any caps? Like, if there is, how much? And @equustel, for a fee, how much exactly? hmm.gif
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They are using TNB poles?

That's good.Hopefully TNB has plans for the FTTH network to be implemented in Perak since they already have a very extensive fiber network here. Previously they wanted to use these dark fibers for their digital powerline project. We have a lot of new TNb poles sprouting up recently in Ipoh.

If they implement this, then we'll see other isps like Jaring, Maxis and Time coming..
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post Sep 4 2010, 06:40 PM

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hey.... this looks way better than unifail, price n all. Do they provide the router too?? is it as faulty as the one provided by unifail? Read from unifail thread, the router provided there will kaput under intense load. Finger crossed on coverage n FUP.
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post Sep 4 2010, 06:46 PM

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QUOTE(calvin_yit @ Sep 4 2010, 06:40 PM)
hey.... this looks way better than unifail, price n all. Do they provide the router too?? is it as faulty as the one provided by unifail? Read from unifail thread, the router provided there will kaput under intense load. Finger crossed on coverage n FUP.
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This is why I set my no of connections to 80 for torrent. Offing the wireless. Never 24/7. Still running fine so far.

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post Sep 4 2010, 06:48 PM

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QUOTE(calvin_yit @ Sep 4 2010, 06:40 PM)
hey.... this looks way better than unifail, price n all. Do they provide the router too?? is it as faulty as the one provided by unifail? Read from unifail thread, the router provided there will kaput under intense load. Finger crossed on coverage n FUP.
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Thompson HGW is definitely better than the cheapo Dlink DIR-615.
If other isps want to compete might suggest them supplying 2Wire HGW, Asus, Buffalo or Zyxel.
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post Sep 4 2010, 06:54 PM

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QUOTE(alpayedo @ Sep 4 2010, 04:27 PM)
3rd pic is the dp (distribution point) outside your house? they use a big closure and hang it on electric/telephone pole? fyi, the closure they hanged is for underground purpose and not meant as a dp to a house. can't believe maxis provide this kind of installation setup.
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it shows that Maxis really dont know how to do things... shakehead.gif

QUOTE(vapeace @ Sep 4 2010, 05:14 PM)
now we are talking about competitor

hope TM will reduce price whistling.gif  whistling.gif  whistling.gif

based on 3rd pic.. i lol-ed

That is TM telephone pole, imagine both TM FTTH and Maxis FTTH distribution point on the same pole
one cheaper and another expensive or two technician from diff company trying to fix their service on the same pole
now that a view i would like to see laugh.gif
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there are many competitors around..just that the competitors are limited by coverage area.. nod.gif

QUOTE(iipohbee @ Sep 4 2010, 06:48 PM)
Thompson HGW is definitely better than the cheapo Dlink DIR-615.
If other isps want to compete might suggest them supplying 2Wire HGW, Asus, Buffalo or Zyxel.
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its not the Dlink is cheapo..is just that TM has placed too much load on it.. doh.gif
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QUOTE(brian12988 @ Sep 4 2010, 06:54 PM)
it shows that Maxis really dont know how to do things... shakehead.gif
there are many competitors around..just that the competitors are limited by coverage area.. nod.gif
its not the Dlink is cheapo..is just that TM has placed too much load on it.. doh.gif
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Then TM should have supplied something better like the 2Wire or Zyxel HGW.

Too much load means bad planning and decision.
It also means the decision to go with it was made with other factors..


Added on September 4, 2010, 7:00 pmOh and by the way, Maxis supplying cheapo Aztech cordless phone?

Should have went with Ibiden or Siemens.

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QUOTE(iipohbee @ Sep 4 2010, 07:12 PM)
They are using TNB poles?

That's good.Hopefully TNB has plans for the FTTH network to be implemented in Perak since they already have a very extensive fiber network here. Previously they wanted to use these dark fibers for their digital powerline project. We have a lot of new TNb poles sprouting up recently in Ipoh.

If they implement this, then we'll see other isps like Jaring, Maxis and Time coming..
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u do know TNB pole dont have no steel step for the worker to climb
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QUOTE(vapeace @ Sep 4 2010, 07:04 PM)
u do know TNB pole dont have no steel step for the worker to climb
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You know they usually bring those cranes along to lift their technicians up to pull the cables.
Good security measure as you don't want monkeys climbing those poles to get their hands on those cables..


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QUOTE(iipohbee @ Sep 4 2010, 07:58 PM)
Then TM should have supplied something better like the 2Wire or Zyxel HGW.

Too much load means bad planning and decision.
It also means the decision to go with it was made with other factors..


Added on September 4, 2010, 7:00 pmOh and by the way, Maxis supplying cheapo Aztech cordless phone?

Should have went with Ibiden or Siemens.
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if u can get a tender that offer u a lower price per-unit router than other brand ! u will take the cheaper or more expensive ?
but some how unit supplied to TM is below standard quality

my dlink lasted 5 years no problem, and my DIR-615 already run for 2 years without problem also unsure.gif


Added on September 4, 2010, 7:07 pm
QUOTE(iipohbee @ Sep 4 2010, 08:06 PM)
You know they usually bring those cranes along to lift their technicians up to pull the cables.
Good security measure as you don't want monkeys climbing those poles to get their hands on those cables..
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well TM fail by providing easy access for stealer

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