MCMC Is Looking To Expand High Speed Broadband In Sabah and Sarawak via Satellite

Tenaga Nasional’s fiber pilot project in support of the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) in Jasin, Melaka has generally been deemed as a success. As it turns out, there will be more pilot projects to come under NFCP.

This was revealed by the Chairman of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Al-Ishsal Ishak in media statement earlier this week. In the same statement, he has also disclosed that some of these pilot projects will take place in Sabah and Sarawak.

MCMC Tower 1 Cyberjaya

What made these NFCP pilot projects slightly different from the one in Jasin is the fact that they will be utilizing satellites as opposed to fiber. This is not exactly surprising though given the challenging terrains that existed in both states.

However, satellite-based Internet services are known to cost more than other methods although the latest pricing by the local satellite ISP, CONNECTme is not that high anymore as compared to the time of its launch early last year. Nevertheless, let’s not jump ahead of ourselves before MCMC reveals more details regarding these upcoming NFCP pilot projects.

(Source: MCMC. MEASAT-3b Image: Airbus.)

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