No, its not Hongkong & Shanghai Bank Berhad, folks! High Speed Broadband has arrived on your shore. I will tweet live from Dataran Merdeka tonight from my Twitter account — @elviza — at 8 p.m.
A little trivia about the launch:
TM To Launch HSBB Retail Service March 24
KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 (Bernama) — Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) will launch its next-generation high-speed broadband (HSBB) retail service at Dataran Merdeka here on March 24.
In a statement, TM said the launch would feature showcases and interactive exhibitions to demonstrate the high-speed broadband lifestyle.
“The launch venue will be opened from 7.00pm onwards and the HSBB showcase and interactive exhibitions will remain at Dataran Merdeka until Thursday evening (March 25).
“These showcases will feature multimedia applications for entertainment — including interactive games and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV),” it said.
TM invites the public to see, touch and feel the exhibits and showcases to experience how it will be like to live and work in a high-speed broadband-enabled environment.
The viewing times for the showcases are: March 24 (7.00pm-10.30pm) and March 25 (8.00pm-10.00pm).
There will also be entertainment and activities like games and contests, lucky draws and open air concerts featuring Bunkface, Aizat, Pop Shuvit, Faizal Tahir, Tomok and Stacy.
To mark the countdown to the launch, Menara TM will be lit up every evening from Mar 18, with a graphical countdown projection beam depicting the number ‘1’ of 1Malaysia leading up to the gala launch date.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be the guest of honour at the main event in Dataran Merdeka were he will launch both the National Broadband Implementation (NBI) initiative and TM’s HSBB service — which is also one of the NBI’s flagship initiative.