Govt. pledges to resolve internet issues in Maldives

Government spokesperson Mabrouq Azeez. (Photo/President's Office)

The government of the Maldives has pledged to improve internet services in the Maldives this year. 

In a long-overdue press conference of the President's Office, government spokesperson Mabrouq Azeez said that the government would work to improve internet services and provide fast speed internet to Maldivians in 2021. 

In the presser, Mabrouq was responding to a question by Sun regarding the price of the internet when he stated that the government did not yet have a response regarding the reduction of internet prices. However, Mabrouq pledged that issues of internet services such as throttling would be resolved this year. 

"This means, we are working to address the issue of the internet package emptying quickly, and the issue of the internet speed not being maintained after a package is obtained. The work will be conducted within this year as a short term way to resolve the issue," said Mabrouq.

Mabrouq added that reducing internet prices was a long-term goal of the government which will be finished within two years' time.