MCMC launches public inquiry on review of Access List

23 Aug 2021

A public inquiry on the review of the ‘Access List’, the list of telecoms services available to licensees that are subject to price regulation, has been launched by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). A Public Inquiry Paper released by the regulator has set out its preliminary views on the facilities and services to be included, removed or amended in the Access List, and it has invited submissions from interested parties by a deadline of 18 October 2021.

As part of its review, the MCMC has formulated focus areas for the inquiry, noting that ‘the common theme underlying all areas is the need to continuously refine the Access List and its implementation, in order to reflect the state of competition in the supply of regulated facilities and services’. In terms of the specific focus areas, the regulator said these were: ensuring access to Digital Nasional Berhad’s (DNB’s) monopoly 5G single wholesale network; enhancement of ‘High Speed Broadband’ (‘HSBB’) network regulation; ensuring and improving access to passive infrastructure; continuing development of regulation of transmission services; and fostering investment in access network infrastructure.

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