The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission recently has revealed several statistics regarding the compounds that it has issued to local telcos. Up till 31 July 2019, the regulator stated that it has delivered a total of 107 compounds which worth RM 3.13 million.
Interesting enough, that amount is already 20.4% higher than the total amount of compound that MCMC issued to local telcos for the whole 2018 which was said to be RM 3.18 million.
Out of these 107 compounds, 44 were issued within April and July 209 with YTL Communications being the biggest offender through 15 compounds that costs the company RM 750,000. Symphonet also received 15 compounds but with a much lower fine of RM 150,000.
Other offenders in the list were Maxis Broadband who received six compounds that carried a total cost of RM 250,000 while Digi and Enabling Asia Tech received two compounds each that have a total value of RM 200,000. Celcom, TM, Tune Talk, and U Mobile have also received one compound each with a combined fine of RM 160,000.
While MCMC didn’t reveal the exact reason behind each compound, the regulator stated that they were due to offences that are related to the Guidelines on Registration of End Users of Prepaid Public Cellular Services, General Consumer Code, and Mandatory Standards.
Since we still have around four months to go before we move on to 2020, we are not surprised if the number of compounds issued by MCMC will continue to grow.