Broadband now cheaper by 49%, says MCMC

KUALA LUMPUR: The prices of high-speed broadband services have reduced by 49% on average since the end of last year, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said.

It attributed this to the government’s effort last year to reduce the price of broadband through the “Double the Speed At Half the Price” initiative.

This also saw the number of fixed broadband subscriptions rise from 2.59 million in 2017 to 2.66 million in 2018, it added.

Meanwhile, there were 36.8 million mobile broadband subscribers in 2018, an increase of 1.5 million subscribers over the previous year.

“The increase was driven by broader 3G and 4G/LTE coverage with improved network quality as well as increased competition in the broadband market”, the statement said.