Screamyx

Streamyx is a DSL broadband internet service offered by TM Net Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad. Streamyx subscribers make up the bulk of broadband users in Malaysia due to the lack of alternative services from other Malaysian internet service providers, like JaringNasionCom and TIME dotNet. Broadband services rolled out by these companies have limited service coverage, because the last mile connections are monopolised by Telekom Malaysia.

Many Streamyx users experience difficulties while surfing the web. Unstable DSLAMs, oversold bandwidth and poor phone line quality that causes high attenuation leads to average speeds between 200kbit/s and 1mbit/s, a fraction of advertised speeds. Recently, TM Net has employed traffic shaping to selectively shape the transfer speeds of P2P services. Bad basic networking infrastructure, management attitude, and the fact that TMnet Sdn. Bhd. (which provides Streamyx ADSL/SDSL service) has a monopoly of Malaysia’s broadband market all lead to an overall bad internet surfing experience for users.

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TMNET User Group

Assuming that you have not heard about this TMNET User Group.

Since 1995, TM Net Sdn Bhd, in fulfilling the needs for Internet and Multimedia services for Malaysians (To be exact, non of the needs of home users are fulfilled), has become the nation’s leading Internet Service Provider (ISP) (Dominating market by marginalizing other providers) and the largest in South East Asia (I doubt that). As an independent business entity and wholly owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad we aim to be more dynamic, agile, and market-oriented company with the customers’ needs paramount to all that we do (Only to corporate customers).

In line with this, TM Net has taken initiative to setup focus groups of users from all states in Malaysia.  The purpose these user groups is:

· Channel for TM Net to get firsthand and constructive feedback from customers
· Sharing of information and knowledge among members on new technology and services offerings
· Promote the use of ICT in the particular state

To support this initiative, this e-community platform is setup to allow active participation from all members.

So guys, if you’ve got something to say about TMNut Screamyx. Here’s the place you should go http://usergroup.tmnet.com.my/

My 3G router… FINALLY………..

I finally received the router after so many weeks of waiting. That darned thing travelled all the way from Germany to Malaysia. Sigh ! If only a transporter exist ~ A moment of happiness then struck by feeling of disappointment. Silly me~ I couldn’t get to test the 3G connection as there’s no Maxis 3G coverage in Seremban. I just remembered, my friend was complaining about his Maxis Wireless broadband. The connection was fine when he used the Maxis provided modem in Kajang and he’s able to log on to UTMS (3G) network. But when he comes back to Seremban he could only use GPRS connection and it sucks. Connection was awfully bad and he couldn’t even download stuffs… LoL

I wonder if there’s Celcom 3G coverage in Seremban. Their offer is kinda good and since one of my commentor, Michael has pointed out that Celcom has the best 3G coverage compared to Maxis. But I can say there’s not much difference between Celcom 3G and Streamyx since it shares the same network backbone. Anyhow, I’ll dropping by Celcom to sign up for their 3G services. The best part is I won’t be tied up by a contract. That means I can terminate it anytime I want. Sounds catchy though…. Hopefully there’s no “hidden” rules & regulation in tiny little font that you have to use a magnifier to read it… haha…  Oh well, that’s how business goes and there’s no way to get around it…

Geez… it’s rather annoying seeing MSN notifier popping in and out while I was typing this.. Something is very wrong with my SuckMyx today. I’m getting disconnected almost every 5 minutes intermittently. MSN connection dropping off, DSL led kept blinking and my DSL SNR Margin is dropping to less than 5 dB. Everybody knows that Streamyx sucks but TMNet is dominating the ISP market. If other ISP were given fair chance, I’m sure there would be some better ISP other than TMNet.