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Maxis High Speed Broadband (HSBB)

posted Feb 8, 2011, 10:35 PM by PMO Posting
Maxis is going to release their own version of high speed broadband which will be available to ATC residents. They are currently installing fiber optics in our risers in preparation for their launch and they will inform the PMO when they are ready to receive subscriptions to their services - and in turn, we will let you know.

FAQ - Maxis High Speed Internet (from their website)

1. What is Maxis High Speed Internet?

MAXIS HIGH SPEED INTERNET is a high speed broadband service that uses fiber optics technology for the transmission and allows speeds up to 30 Mbps.

2. What is the difference in the service I’m subscribing to now e.g. HSDPA, wired broadband (such as Streamyx)?

The existing fixed broadband service such as Streamyx uses ADSL technology and uses copper wire. The maximum download speed is only 4 Mbps. HSDPA is a wireless service and has a limit of 7.2 Mbps download speed. MAXIS HIGH SPEED INTERNET offers up to a maximum of 24 Mbps download speed.

3. Why do I need HIGH SPEED INTERNET? What are the benefits of HIGH SPEED INTERNET?

The MAXIS HIGH SPEED INTERNET service from Maxis enables services such as IPTV and high definition video streaming that are not possible on ADSL. With download speeds up to 24 Mbps, a 100 MB size file will take merely seconds to be downloaded.

4. What are the services offered?

The services that will be provided are Maxis High Speed Internet access, IPTV, music, online gaming, online storage, home surveillance, Internet security suite, and online education. More services and content are being planned and will be introduced progressively.

5. What are the features of the services offered?

The features of the services include high definition quality sound and video that provides realism and gratifying entertainment. The IPTV service will not have rain fade problems during thunder storms.