Five major telecommunication service providers in Kuala Lumpur have declared their commitment to the Malaysian government’s Madani Economy framework. They aim to make connectivity and devices more affordable. Their goal is to narrow the digital divide in the country.
In a joint statement, the providers welcomed the government’s announcement on the 5G Rahmah package and Rahmah Civil Servants Postpaid Incentive. These measures come as part of the National Month celebrations.
The companies backing this initiative are CelcomDigi Bhd, Maxis Bhd, Telekom Malaysia Bhd (Unifi Mobile), U Mobile Sdn Bhd, and YTL Communications Sdn Bhd (Yes).
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They stated, “The 5G Rahmah package and Rahmah Civil Servants Postpaid Incentive will be launched on Aug 31, 2023. Customers can check the service providers’ websites for the available packages.”
Starting from Aug 31, civil servants will benefit from a monthly rebate of RM10 on their respective postpaid mobile packages. This is part of the Rahmah Civil Servants Postpaid Incentive.
The Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil announced this on Monday. Fahmi also revealed a cooperative effort between his ministry, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), telcos, and two device manufacturers, Samsung Malaysia and Honor Malaysia.
They are offering the 5G Rahmah package at RM60 a month. Customers can choose between a Samsung A14 5G or Honor 90 Lite 5G at low prices, starting at RM240. The offer begins on Aug 31 in conjunction with the National Month celebrations.
These efforts highlight a strong collaboration between the government and the telecommunication industry in Malaysia. Together, they are striving to make digital connectivity more accessible and affordable.
The support from these industry giants is a crucial step toward bridging the digital divide in Malaysia. By aligning with the government’s initiatives, they are contributing to a more inclusive digital landscape.
This news is based on The Star.