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A new Internet access and connectivity programme - SchoolNet - is being planned for national secondary and primary schools nationwide.
TO ensure an equitable distribution and access to ICT, the Universal Service Provision (USP) programme required all licensed service providers to contribute toward the USP fund.
MUCH expectations have been built up as to what the industry expects Datuk V. Danabalan to do even before he warms up his seat as chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
Giving free tuition for weak students, setting up a computer lab, stocking up the school library, starting a school stationary shop and even having a sick bay were just some of the ideas rural school students came up with for the Maxis-Star Cyberlinq Web-Community Competition.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Datuk V. Danapalan gives a rare interview to Starbiz assistant news editor B.K. Sidhu on the concerns of the industry players.
INDUSTRY players are of the view that the government's push for nationwide cellular coverage is unnecessary because it would involve huge investments, is uneconomical as 50% of the areas to be covered are remote, and there is already a viable wireless technology that could provide such extensive coverage.
Maxis Communications Bhd has earmarked up to RM300mil to be contributed to the national Universal Service Provision (USP) programme this year, chief executive officer Datuk Jamaludin Ibrahim said.
That was the philosophy which netted 10 enterprising students from SMK King George V, Negri Sembilan the top prize in the lower secondary category of the Maxis-Star Cyberlinq Web-Community Service competition.
Surpassing all expectations, the Maxis-Star Cyberlinq Web Community Service competition ended with a flourish during the Cyberlinq Carnival held at Dataran Ipoh last week.
The industrial training component, incorporated in Utar#146;s degree programmes, enables students to discover and familiarise themselves with the industry of their discipline, and to observe real life practices. It also provides students with opportunities to interact and network with professionals within the industry.