Broadband package proposals by Sept 30
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.