A public inquiry on a review of the Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP) has been launched by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), as it seeks to determine cost-based prices for those services included in the Access List Determination (ALD) for the period 2023 to 2025.
With the MCMC’s public inquiry paper setting out its preliminary views on which facilities and services in the Access List should be subject to price regulation, it is seeking feedback from interested parties on several specific issues, including the regulator’s approach to developing economic cost models for specific services, particularly on use of the long run incremental cost (LRIC) methodology.
According to the watchdog, it has been working with licensees since April 2022 to collect relevant data and to develop economic cost models that it has used to calculate ‘appropriate’ cost-based prices. Meanwhile, for the purposes of the public inquiry, the Access List facilities and services have been classified into five major categories, the MCMC confirmed, with those being: ‘fixed services’; ‘4G mobile services’; ‘5G mobile services’; ‘infrastructure sharing’; and ‘digital terrestrial broadcasting multiplex service’.
A deadline of 21 November 2022 has been set for submissions to the public inquiry.