30 September the deadline for telcos to submit proposals for new broadband packages: Gobind
We have been hearing all about the requirement put out by MCMC to reduce broadband cost by at least 25 percent for months now but major telcos are still reluctant to implement it. Not anymore.
Today, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has given the ultimatum for telecommunications companies to submit the proposals for the new broadband packages. The deadline is set ono 30 September.
“I hope that after the proposals are submitted to the MCMC, we can implement them and then the broadband prices will drop and the speed will increase by the end of this year,” he said in a post on his official Twitter account on Sunday (Sept 16).
Gobind Singh said the proposals were initially supposed to be submitted before Aug 31, but there were requests for it to be extended for two years.
“We reject it. The extension is only until Sept 30. This is because the SST (Sales and Service Tax) was implemented on Sept 1 and there was a need to resolve certain issues such as prepaid reload cards first. No more extension after this,” he said.
Gobind Singh said he would hold a meeting with all telecommunications companies after Sept 30. – Bernama