Prices of broadbands lower following MSAP implementation

KUALA LUMPUR: Broadband customers will enjoy a price reduction to at least 25 percent by the end of the year following the implementation of the Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP) since 8 June this year.

Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo said, the price is expected to be lower by the first half of 2019.

Thanks to MSAP implementation, Telekom Malaysia (TM) has come out with two to three packages focusing on the B40 group. However after discussions with the ministry, the benefits will be spread to other groups too.

“After the implementation of MSAP, we enforced the regulations and we see the prices could be reduced,” he said to the media at the Parliament lobby on Monday.
Gobind said, he was committed and confident that problems encountered by customers could be solved shortly.

Telecommunication companies are expected to announce new packages in one or two month’s time.

He said many customers have complained that the prices are high but the internet coverage is not fast, adding that he has met with the related parties and he is “confident that the problems faced by customers could be solved soon” .

MCMC had studied the MSAP policy since 2017 and reviewed prices should be announced on January 1, 2018.

“It has not been implemented due to Tekelom Malaysia’s appeal to MCMC to review several items of the components,” he said.

The decision to review broadband prices had been postponed while awaiting for the then communications and multimedia minister, SallehSaid Keruak.-Malaysia World News