Broad­band pack­age pro­pos­als by Sept 30

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

KUALA LUMPUR: Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pa­nies have un­til Sept 30 to sub­mit pro­pos­als for the new broad­band pack­ages to the Malaysian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mul­ti­me­dia Com­mis­sion.

“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,” Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mul­ti­me­dia Min­is­ter Gobind Singh Deo posted on Twit­ter yes­ter­day.

He said the pro­pos­als were ini­tially sup­posed to be sub­mit­ted be­fore Aug 31.

“Then, there were re­quests for it to be ex­tended for two years. “We re­jected it.

“The ex­ten­sion is only un­til Sept 30,” he wrote.

“This is be­cause the SST (Sales and Ser­vice Tax) was im­ple­mented on Sept 1 and there was a need to re­solve cer­tain is­sues such as pre­paid reload cards first,” he said.

“No more ex­ten­sion af­ter this.” Gobind said he would hold a meet­ing with all telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pa­nies af­ter Sept 30.

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