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CONNECTme: A New Internet Service Provider In Malaysia, Available This March

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It has come to our knowledge that there will be a new broadband player in Malaysia very soon. Called CONNECTme, it is apparently able to provide its service to any home throughout the nation.

While that might sound like a bold claim, it is actually a no-brainer for CONNECTme since its broadband services are being delivered via satellite and is scheduled for launch on 8 March 2018.

In terms of performance, CONNECTme provides up to 15Mbps of download speed on best-effort basis. However, the service does not specify its upload speed.

Being a satellite service, it is not exactly shocking to learn that CONNECTme service can be affected by rain which was specifically mentioned in its FAQ.

The document also stated that the service is not suitable for real-time online gaming, while VPN users might experience slower speeds when using CONNECTme.

According to the FAQ, it takes about two days for CONNECTme’s installer team to come and install a satellite dish as well as a modem at customers’ premises.

They are able to utilize the service immediately after the installation is done, but in another part of the FAQ, it is pointed out that it takes 60 days for MCMC to approve the usage of two-way satellite services. Hence, we are not sure which statement is correct.

As for its origin, the name of the exact company that runs CONNECTme is not clearly stated on its official website and Facebook page. However, the URL of its official website is registered under Measat Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd according to a MYNIC Whois search.

There is also another company called Pesat Suratmas Sdn Bhd that was also mentioned on the website’s Privacy Policy.

All in all, it is quite clear that the main attraction of CONNECTme is its wide availability throughout the country which is due to it being a satellite service.

While this service isn’t for everyone, it definitely is an option to users who are not in any major ISP’s coverage, or stuck in extreme scenarios and have no other option left other than a satellite-based service.

- Lowyat.net