KUALA LUMPUR: Rural communities must be included in the digital development plan to reduce digital disparities with the urban communities, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said there was concerted effort to help increase the household broadband penetration rates, which stands at 68% now, and the Government was far from being complacent.
“Up to now, our focus has been on providing access and raising our penetration rates, putting devices into the hands of Malaysians so that everyone is connected.
“Along the way, we have not forgotten that need to improve quality of service to create a better digital experience.
“This is one of our topmost concerns today,” said Muhyiddin at the opening ceremony of KL Converge! 2014 yesterday.
KL Converge! is organised by the Communications and Multimedia Ministry, Malaysia Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the National Film Development Corporation (Finas).
It is a platform for industry players in the multimedia, content, communications and creative fields to exchange ideas and explore new opportunities.
The conference theme revolves around “see”, “touch”, “feel”, “hear”, “show” and “speak” and will be translated across various pavilions from different countries and corporations, with live demos and display of apps, games, shorties, films and TV shows.