MCMC, telcos hold dialogue session to tackle weak broadband coverage in Meradong

Ding (fifth right) together with Adiman (fourth left) taking a group photo together with telco representatives after the dialogue session yesterday. Photo credit: Ukas

KUCHING, July 2: Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Sarawak director Adiman Ajem held a dialogue session with telecommunications companies (telcos) to address the weak broadband coverage issue in Meradong yesterday (July 1).

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, the dialogue session was attended by Meradong assemblyman Datuk Ding Kuong Hiing and officials from Digi, Celcom, Maxis, and other telcos held at the N46 Meradong constituency Service Centre Meeting Room.

The dialogue focuses on installing a telecommunications facility at Menara Jendela under the administration of the Meradong State constituency.

Adiman said MCMC would continue to intensify efforts to improve connectivity throughout the country, including strengthening the Keluarga Malaysia Digital Economy Centres (PEDi) function to enable the people to enjoy quality broadband services and improve their socio-economic status.

He also said various initiatives are now actively mobilised towards achieving these objectives, including implementing the National Digital Network Plan (JENDELA) and prioritising projects to develop communication infrastructure in Sarawak from 2020 to 2022.

In addition, he continued, other initiatives, especially for PEDi, such as its transformation process, service improvement and content or course expansion, optimising the usage of PEDi, including assisting in packaging and product marketing aspects to entrepreneurs, will also be implemented soon.

Ding (third right) and Adiman (third left) during their visit to Keluarga Malaysia Digital Economy Centres (PEDi) in Bintagor after the dialogue session. Photo credit: Ukas

To date, 26 towers, including commercial towers, have been completed in the Meradong constituency, while 17 are still under construction, with an estimated completion time by 2023.

In addition, 54 base stations have been upgraded to 4G, and two more base stations are expected to be completed in the fourth stage in 2022 in Meradong. — DayakDaily