MCMC targets 1.2 million homes for fibre connectivity

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) targets 1.2 million premises and homes with fibre connectivity by 2021 under the national digital infrastructure plan, Jalinan Digital Negara (Jendela).

The agency would aggressively work on the target to drive Malaysia towards better digital connectivity, said its chairman Dr Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malek.

“It will take time, we will continue to drive the industry to make sure the delivery of the infrastructure is as per targeted, ” he said while being a guest on the talk show The Nation broadcast by Bernama TV here yesterday.

In August, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that the Jendela action plan, which is part of the 12th Malaysia Plan (2021-2025), would lay the foundation for comprehensive and high-quality broadband coverage as well as to prepare the country for the transition to 5G technology.

Meanwhile, on the plan to list Internet services as the third public utility after water and electricity, Fadhlullah said, currently, the Penang government had already made this its policy.

“So, we are now going down to the states, to meet up with the respective Chief Ministers and Mentri Besar to tell them its importance, ” he said. — Bernama

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