11MP: 95% Of Populated Areas To Get Broadband Access

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The 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak reveals initiatives that will enable 95% of Malaysia’s populated areas to have access to high-speed Internet or broadband.

According to a report by Bernama, these initiatives include the high-speed broadband 2 (HSBB 2), suburban broadband, and digital terrestrial television (DTT) schemes, and will be implemented between 2016 and 2020.

The schemes would come with policies to improve access pricing and consumer protection frameworks.

The 11MP report also state that the HSBB 2 scheme will cover all state capitals and selected high-impact growth areas.

There will be 250,000 ports across 410,000 premises by end of 2016.

Meanwhile, the suburban broadband programme, which covers suburban and rural areas, will involve an additional 420,000 ports across 750,000 premises.

The report said the ports would be installed within five years.

“Malaysia aspires to ensure that its citizens and economy keep pace with the digital global economy by expanding the successful roll-out of digital technologies such as the HSBB and DTT,” the report said.

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