We Might Not Get That 50% Price Cut from TM – And Here’s Why
While the new MCMC minister Gobind Singh Deo plans on doubling internet speed and halving the price in Malaysia, we might not get a 50% price cut from TM, and here’s why.
We Might Not Get That 50% Price Cut from TM for Internet Access
Not too long ago, we reported about the appointment of a new Malaysian Communications and Multimedia minister, Gobind Singh Deo, right here on Pokde.net. In the same article, we also reported about his plans on doubling the internet speed while also halving the price for internet access here in Malaysia very soon.
Unfortunately, we might not be getting that 50% price cut from Telekom Malaysia (TM) anytime soon.
The folks over at TM published a pricing structure for internet access on their website that did not seem to reflect what the MCMC suggested earlier. It’s clear that TM is not in agreement with this new mandatory standard on access pricing (MSAP). Gobind did mention that the MSAP will be coming in full force starting this week.
At the moment, he has promised a 25% price cut for retail broandband prices by end of this year with the reduct in the access pricing. It is also being said that TM, and possibly other providers, have only agreed to a 25% price cut in order to safeguard their income and mentioned that it will be tough to reduce it any further. For us to see the full 50% price cut, we may just have to wait for another year.
Of course, having cheaper internet access is just one thing but another important factor to consider is to maintain, if not improve to have a stable internet access experience. For this particular concern, Gobind Singh Deo mentioned that “there are no compromises to quality of broadband services and he needs a vigilant team to do constant checks.’’
We can expect new internet access packages later this year but keep in mind, it could either be with a price reduction, increased internet speed but with the same price, or possibly both. The second option will surely help providers such as TM to still maintain their source of revenue and minimize on potential losses.
Source: The Star
Pokdepinion: Between having cheaper internet access or a free upgrade in speed, I’d honestly have a hard time choosing. Then again, my 30Mbps speed at home is more than enough for me and my family at the moment. How about you?