Heeding the call for more affordable fixed broadband plans, Maxis Telecommunications has introduced new lower fixed fibre plans for homes and businesses. The telco has restructured it’s existing plans to give consumers discounts up to 65% across the various packages.
The topic of affordable high speed broadband has been openly discussed since the new government got into power in May, as a matter of fact lowering rates and making the service viable for the masses was part of Pakatan Harapan’s manifesto. Communication Minister, Gobind Deo referred to broadband as ‘basic human rights’ placing it along with running water and electricity. It is with this philosophical thinking the new minister pledged to bring down rates and wanted all providers to immediately make the service even more affordable, especially for the lower income category.
While TM is mulling over its new plans, Maxis has responded by reducing the 30Mbps plan to RM89 per month from RM139 and 100Mbps to RM129 per month for home users. As for business customers the plan for 30Mbps is now RM99 while 100Mbps is RM139 per months. As part of the offering subscribers will enjoy additional benefits like the unlimited voice calls, free DECT phone, full time technical support and future proof business grade router depending on the plans.
Competition is about take place in this space since the monopoly is being dismantled, expect to witness more consumer friendly deals and a possible start of a price war. However, the fact is for the longest of time Malaysian’s have been paying exorbitantly for their broadband and finally can see some respite when they receive their next monthly bill.
The new Maxis plans will be available from 13 September onwards.