YTL Communications believes that telcos should not levy additional charges on subscribers who want to switch or upgrade to 5G from their current services in order to enhance their internet experience.
Wing K. Lee, the CEO of YTL Communications, asserted that 5G services must be accessible to all Malaysians to expedite 5G adoption in the country, according to The Edge Malaysia.
Lee explained that YTL Communications, through its Yes telecommunications service, now provides competitive 5G pricing in Malaysia, and it plans to consistently outperform the prices offered by other Malaysian telco providers by offering uncapped data and high speeds.
He stressed that their motivation for this approach stems from their fundamental belief that the internet is a basic right for everyone, regardless of their location or identity.
Lee added that their objective is not just to be the first to introduce new technologies but to ensure that every Malaysian can afford 5G and has the necessary tools to access 5G networks.
Currently, Yes offers a 5G monthly postpaid option at RM35 per month under the 5G Rahmah Packages with 100GB data and uncapped speed.
In contrast, CelcomDigi Bhd previously stated that their additional charges for subscribers to upgrade to 5G services provide the “most flexible way” for their subscribers.
CelcomDigi and Maxis Bhd currently charge subscribers up to RM20, depending on their subscription plans, to access the 5G network developed by Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB) under the single wholesale network model.
Recently, Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil announced that the government is expediting discussions with local mobile network operators (MNOs) to automatically onboard subscribers onto DNB’s 5G network.