Astro and Allo have signed a strategic partnership offering RM99 fiber broadband and pay-TV content packages. In comparison to the previous RM99 package, the latest offering offers a faster bandwidth of 50Mbps.
Under this new partnership, Astro is offering TV content with 50Mbps fibre broadband on Allo’s network for RM99/month. If you want higher speeds, there’s the 100Mbps option for RM129/month. Both plans come with Astro Family Pack that offers more than 60 channels including Astro Ria, Astro Prima, Astro Arena, Astro Awani, Astro AEC, NatGeo WILD, FOXlife and HD content.
As a comparison, Allo’s City Broadband is currently charging RM79/month for 50Mbps, while its 100Mbps offering is priced at RM99/month. The provider is also providing higher speeds of 500Mbps at RM139/month while 1Gbps is going for RM199/month.
According to Henry Tan, Astro Group CEO, the partnership with Allo will help to expand its current broadband home passes from TM, Maxis and Time by over 150,000 new households and businesses over the next 18 months. This will also increase its reach beyond urban areas that are currently not covered such as Alor Gajah, Cyberjaya, Bangsar South and more suburban areas.
Under the partnership, Astro will be able to resell all of Allo’s broadband products including broadband speeds up to 1Gbps but Astro will focus on its 50Mbps and 100Mbps options at the time being. In addition, Astro customers will also get to enjoy free access to Astro Go and unlock more than 15,000 on-demand titles under their pack entitlement.
At the moment, this offer is only applicable to homeowners in residential areas that are connected by Allo. Those interested to sign up may provide their name, telephone number and address to 03-9543 3838. An Astro representative will contact you within the next 48 hours.
In case you didn’t know, Allo is a subsidiary company of Tenaga Nasional Berhad. According to Allo CEO, Rodzi Ahmad, they are continuing to expand its fibre footprint nationwide under the NFCP initiative starting with Melaka, Perak, Johor, Kedah, Selangor and Pulau Pinang. With the wholesale open-access infrastructure concept, customers can look forward to multiple services from Retail Service Providers (RSPs).
Last year, Maxis had signed an access agreement with Allo, for the provision of High-Speed Broadband (HSBB) network services. This will allow both Maxis and Allo to tap onto their respective networks to reach more customers.