M1 Entering Fixed Broadband Market
M1 offering fixed broadband service? Yes, based on this press release from M1 website:
M1 enters fixed broadband market with speeds of up to 100Mbps
SINGAPORE, 4 August 2008 – Singaporeans will now be able to cruise the information superhighway with a new fixed broadband service operated by M1.
Offering a mobile broadband service since 2006, M1 will become a full fledged broadband player when it introduces M1 Fixed Broadband from tomorrow.
M1 Fixed Broadband is available to all homes with cable access points or which are cable ready. The service is capable of achieving download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 2 Mbps.
“M1 is repositioning itself for the future as it develops new businesses anchored on our core competencies. The launch of M1 Fixed Broadband is an important step in our planned transformation from a single-play mobile operator to a dynamic multi-play operator with interests in both the mobile and fixed sectors. The proliferation of the Internet and the increasing demand for Internet bandwidth also make this an opportune entry into the fixed broadband market,” said Neil Montefiore, Chief Executive Officer of M1.
M1 will launch its fixed broadband service with four unlimited data plans based on varying Internet access speeds. Providing customers faster speeds for less, the monthly subscription fee starts from as low as $40.60 for existing M1 customers*. Customers will also be offered a plug-and-play cable modem as part of the launch promotion when they sign up for the service.
Promotional Price for existing M1 customers
Additional 5% Discount)
Those who wish to sign up for the M1 Fixed Broadband service can call at any M1 shop or visit www.m1.com.sg/broadbandfor more information.
* Existing M1 customers eligible for the additional discounts refers to existing postpaid customers on selected M1 Mobile Plans and M1 Mobile Broadband Plans.
It looks exciting. The prices also look competitive. I’m M1 mobile user, kekeke. But I will wait and see how the response is from the public first. By the way, I checked out the link listed there at 0514am, there is no relevant info there……