The President’s Office is expected to announce cheaper internet prices tomorrow in a virtual ceremony following a meeting with relevant companies earlier this month.
According to local media, the related companies agreed to the government’s decision on the condition that no other operator be licensed within three years, after which the agreement will be renegotiated.
The government proposed the following prices for fixed broadband:
- 5Mbps at MVR 250 for 30GB (2mbps throttle speed)
- 15Mbps at MVR 500 for 100GB (5mbps throttle speed)
- 25Mbps at MVR 750 for 200GB (5mbps throttle speed)
On World Telecommunications Day, Technology Minister Aminath Shauna announced that the country’s internet service will be improved, and prices reduced.
Former Technology Minister Maleeh, who was ousted from office by a parliamentary vote of no confidence, was widely chastised by the public for failing to deliver on the current administration’s campaign pledge to reduce internet prices.