Govt intervention leads to Malaysian telcos unveiling new broadband packages

Telekom Malaysia (TM), Maxis, TIME dotCom and Celcom have rolled out new fixed line broadband packages, with entry-level packages starting from below RM100 and packages that offer higher speeds at lower prices. The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) confirmed this news in a tweet.

This was in response to the call by Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo to provide more affordable fixed broadband prices to citizens following the implementation of the Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP).

In June, Singh announced that through the full implementation of the MSAP for fixed broadband services, the government expects the prices of broadband to be reduced by at least 25% by December 31, 2018 while higher speeds will be made available.

According to MCMC, the implementation of the MSAP has resulted in a reduction of more than 30% in entry-level package prices. The implementation of the MSAP and the resulting reduction in prices is in line with the government’s effort to provide world-class high-quality broadband services at affordable prices.

MCMC said in the statement on Twitter that it will continue to work closely with the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia to further improve the quality of broadband services in Malaysia.

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