Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo says he welcomes the move by Telekom Malaysia Bhd to reduce prices while increasing the speeds of its Unifi broadband plans and wants other telcos to follow suit.
“I hope they too will make efforts to realise the Government’s push for more affordable and improved quality Internet services in Malaysia,” he said.
Gobind lauded TM’s announcement to include an entry-level package targeted at households with an income of RM4,500 or less, and has asked TM "to consider introducing new and improved price packages for Unifi that benefits all sectors of society instead of just a targeted group".
TM’s Unifi Basic plan is exclusive to households with an income of RM4,500 or less, and is priced at RM79 a month. It provides 30Mbps broadband-only plan has a monthly data cap of 60GB.
Gobind also acknowledged complaints from Streamyx users, and confirms that there have been discussions on the issue which includes the need to replace copper cables with fibre to provide a better service for the users.
“I have been made to understand that TM is currently working on these matters and will make an announcement soon,” said Gobind.
TM announced yesterday that starting Aug 15, it will increase the broadband speed for Unifi Home 20Mbps (or lower) subscribers to up to 100Mbps, 30Mbps plan to up to 300Mbps, 50Mbps plan to up to 500Mbps, and 100Mbps plan to up to 800Mbps.