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Astro provides better connectivity for Sabah SMEs
Published on: Friday, November 18, 2022
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Astro provides better connectivity for Sabah SMEs
(From left) Euan Smith, Astro’s Group Chief Executive Officer – Designate; Arka, radio announcer of Hitz Sabah; and Kevin Ng, Astro’s Head of Enterprise Business in a group photo during the BIZfibre launch
Kota Kinabalu: BIZFIBRE, Astro’s next-generation broadband service with a WiFi-6 certified router that provides high-speed broadband at greater stability to businesses is now available for small-and-medium-enterprises (SMEs) in Sabah.

Astro’s Group Chief Executive Officer-Designate Euan Smith said as businesses become more global and competitive, it is critical that everyone, from entrepreneurs to large companies, has better access to faster and more reliable connectivity.

“SMEs are the backbone of the Malaysian economy, accounting for 97 per cent of total business establishments,” he said.

“They generate 38 per cent of the GDP (gross domestic product) and provide half of the nation’s employment.

“We aspire to partner with SMEs, offering one-stop connectivity and entertainment solutions with world-class WiFi, plus engaging content that is 100 per cent legal.

“Through this service, SMEs will have peace of mind knowing that they are subscribed to a legal commercial television package, one that provides their customers with better service.”

Listening to feedback from Astro’s commercial customers and prospects, Smith said, they have designed the BIZfibre plans to enhance business performance through faster, more reliable, and stable connectivity.

“We have curated a range of value-added packages that meet all commercial needs, regardless of size or industry.

“Our BIZfibre and commercial TV Packs offer a unique value proposition, building on Astro’s rich content heritage and great service.

“We are confident BIZfibre will be an important contribution to the growth of our broadband and commercial customer base,” he said.

Euan Smith, Astro’s Group Chief Executive Officer – Designate giving his speech on BIZfibre during the launch event at Le Méridian Kota Kinabalu.

In conjunction with the launch of BIZfibre, Astro is offering a VIP Pack with 59 channels and a VIP Plus Pack with 70 channels.

The VIP Pack comes with all VIP sports passes such as the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 and other exciting live sports such as the Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A, Formula 1, UFC, NBA and many more including signature Astro Originals, One Cent Thief, premium international shows Star Trek: Short Treks S1 and The Roundup (coming soon Nov 26), local favourites Gegar Vaganza S9, I Love Hua Hee and season 2 of Kuri, as well as breaking news to keep customers up to date on current events.

Customers can show five different sports content concurrently at only RM1,959 per month.

The VIP Plus Pack includes a VIP Sports Pass and the Rugby Pass with eight different screens of sports concurrently, which comes with a choice of broadband speeds of either 500Mbps or 800Mbps for free for up to 24 months.

The free broadband up to 24 months comes bundled with the new VIP commercial television subscription.

Astro’s Head of Enterprise Business, Kevin Ng said they have seen a 20 per cent increase in their commercial customers in Sabah compared to last year.

“We are honoured to be powering possibilities for SMEs in Sabah through AstroBIZ, the enterprise arm of Astro as enterprises look to bolster their operations and local reputation through our new premium commercial flexi packs bundled with BIZfibre at special introductory prices.

“We encourage commercial enterprises such as F&B (food and beverage) outlets and hotels to only access content that are legal.

“Astro has invested substantially in high quality live sports and entertainment for our customers over the years because we know how much they value it.

“We take a serious view of illegal streaming of content as it is important to ensure our legitimate commercial subscribers are not short changed.

“Under the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2022, anyone caught streaming unauthorised content is liable to fines up to RM200,000, be imprisoned up to 20 years, or both for piracy.”

Mahadi Bin Santa, Director of Thai Siam Cuisine (left) and Michael Ma, Senior Assistant Vice President, Hotel Sales Head of Astro (right) speaking about how BIZfibre will contribute positively to Mr. Mahadi’s business growth and success.

BIZfibre is also available on a standalone basis, delivering unlimited fixed internet with speeds of 500Mbps to 800Mbps, and comes with the latest WiFi-6 router to guarantee the growing network needs of today’s commercial customers plus one free Mesh WiFi unit to overcome common connectivity issues such as weak and limited coverage, internet dead spots and inconsistent speeds.

Visit https://business.astro.com.my/ to sign up or contact Astro’s Customer Service at 03-9544 7566 for more enquiries.




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