A recent report has recently emerged claiming that TM has appealed to government to delay the implementation of Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MASP) which would force the largest telecommunication company in the country to reduce the price for its broadband services. However, this is not the first time that TM has applied for such delay though.
MASP was supposed to be in effect starting from 1 January 2018 onwards but it was delayed after an appeal made by TM earlier this year. According to the report which cited an insider source, TM has once again appeal to the government and this time around the company apparently asking to halt the implementation as lower broadband price would hurt their earnings.
During a press conference few months ago, the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo has announced that the pricing of broadband services would be reduced by at least 25% by the end of 2018. Of course, the ultimate objective is to have double the speed of internet at half of the price.
While TM might have launched the more affordable unifi Basic plan for household with monthly income of under RM 4500 as well as the unifi Turbo and Streamyx speed upgrade, consumers in general are still pressuring TM to lower down the price of its internet services. Well then, let’s see how this will play out very soon.
(Source: The Malaysian Reserve)