The World Bank, in its latest “Malaysia Economic Monitor” report (June 2018) said that Malaysian consumers are paying a “considerably” high price for fixed broadband service, compared to other countries with similar level of economic development.
World Bank said prices of fixed broadband service are high in the country because Telekom Malaysia does not share its cable landing station with other operators. TM chargers a high fee for point-of-access connection outside these cable landing station, resulting in costly broadband rollout for other ISPs.
Apart from these, the HSBB and SUBB project were given to TM exclusively without contest, “eventually eliminates the possibility of attracting private investment,” it said.
Malaysians paying high price for TM Fixed Broadband – World Bank Report