Internet infra development opens new doors
Calyn Yap | 17 Aug 2018 00:30
Malaysia’s internet space is seeing some exciting developments of late, which will possibly change the entire industry and create new opportunities that more local businesses can tap into.
“For us entrepreneurs, especially those in the internet space, we [have to] consider what can happen next, as well as the opportunities and businesses we can go into,” opines Aglotel Wireless Solutions Sdn Bhd CEO Joshua Chan.
There has been some reduction in the pricing of broadband access over the years. But all that may change soon if Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has his way. In May, he announced his intention to ensure that the people can enjoy double the internet speed at half the price.
This was followed by the June 8 implementation of mandatory standard on access pricing (MSAP) proposed by the Malaysian Communications Multimedia Commission, which could reduce broadband prices by at least 25% by year-end.
Since then, Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has launched an affordable 30 MB/second UniFi plan for RM79 per month specifically for the Bottom 40% household income segment. It also stated it would introduce three upgrade plans to increase internet speed by up to 10 times for existing customers.
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