Streamyx users have constantly complain about being neglected from the recent broadband price reduction. Now that TM and Gobind are finally talking to each other, hopefully, the public will be getting what they want very soon. Here are several things that need to be addressed in order to bring more Malaysians up to speed.
Gobind Singh Deo
After several exchanges through the media and social network platforms, Gobind Singh Deo, the minister of Communications and Multimedia has assured that the Malaysian government is prepared to assist the telco to find a solution for Streamyx that will benefit everyone. In his tweet, he added that he looks forward to discuss proposals with TM on the matter by next week.
Apart from having service disruptions over the weekend, TM had also faced criticism by the minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia. In his retweet of a user complaint, Gobind Singh Deo had emphasised that TM should not stay quiet with regards to Streamyx customers who are still paying high prices for slower ADSL connection.
When Gobind Singh Deo took over as the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, he vowed to increase our broadband speeds while reducing subscription cost by half. In the past few months, we saw fibre broadband subscription rates getting slashed to an all time low. You can now get a fibre broadband plan from as low as RM79/month and 1Gbps can be enjoyed for as little as RM199/month which is a dream come true for most Malaysians.
As I’ve mentioned previously, cheap broadband isn’t going to solve our biggest problem. Fibre connections are limited to selected urban areas and this leaves many Malaysians stuck with slower and more expensive connections.
Communications and Multimedia Minister, Gobind Singh Deo, has confirmed that four MCMC officials have resigned. This includes the chairman, Tan Sri Dr Halim Shafie and the COO, Datuk Dr Mazlan Ismail.
Remember that massive data breach where over 46 million Malaysian mobile phone numbers were leaked? Communications and Multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo does, and he has revealed that he will be looking into that as well as several other incidents that have happened recently in this space.