Malaysian ISPs ordered to submit new tariff proposals by end of September

19 Sep 2018

Malaysia’s broadband providers have been given until 30 September 2018 to submit their proposals for new broadband packages to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), communications minister Gobind Singh Deo has confirmed. Commenting on Twitter, the executive noted: ‘I hope that after the proposals are submitted to the MCMC, we can implement them and then the broadband prices will drop and the speed will increase by the end of this year.’

While it is understood that the proposals were originally due to be submitted before 31 August, the nation’s ISPs called for a two-year extension. This was firmly rejected by the authorities, however, with Gobind Singh noting in a separate message regarding the matter that the deadline has only been pushed back to the end of this month due to the implementation of the sales and service tax (SST) on 1 September; this development has meant the MCMC has been busy trying to resolve ‘certain issues such as with pre-paid reload cards’.