Ministry targets MNCP achieves 500mbps in high impact areas by 2021

16 Sep 2019 / 11:49 H.

KUCHING: The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia is targeting the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) to achieve a minimal 500 Mbps in all premises in state capitals and selected high-impact areas by the year 2021.

Its minister, Gobind Singh Deo (pix) said by 2023, the ministry targeted that 98% of other populated areas will have access with an average speed of 30Mbps.

“The ministry is highly aware of the need to enhance efforts to beef up the telecommunication infrastructure to ensure that Malaysia is capable of connecting its people, business and industry to the world.

“Broadband penetration is one of the impetus to the survival of the national economy. The government is also committed to recognising connectivity as a utility just like water supply and electricity,” he said in his speech at the Merdeka@Komuniti 2019 programme at Kampung Saratau here today.

Also present at the event were Puncak Borneo Member of Parliament Willie Morgan and Information Director-General Roselindawati Abdul Rahman.

Merdeka@komuniti aims to foster closer cooperation between the people and the leaders as strategic partners in developing the nation.

Meanwhile, Willie expressed his gratitude to the ministry for its commitment through the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), in ensuring better communications access in his area.

“There are now 20 completed communication towers at Puncak Borneo and I was told that eight of them are already in use,” he said. — Bernama

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