Malaysia Broadband prices to drop 25%

Fixed broadband prices in Malaysia are expected to drop by at least 25% by year’s end.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo (pic) said this followed the implementation of the Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP) that was enforced beginning June 8.

“The relevant parties are currently in commercial discussions to finalise the wholesale prices.

“The process is scheduled to be concluded in July or August, after which new, lower priced broadband packages will be rolled out to consumers,” he told a press conference here on Wednesday (June 20).

Gobind also said the Government was considering recognising access to the Internet as a basic human right in Malaysia, even to the extent of, if practicable, a constitutional right.