The Government of Malaysia is considering to undertake an in-depth study on measures to raise the speed of the broadband service in the country to between 40 and 50 megabit per second by the year 2020.
According to the Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, the study involved the data requirement actually needed by Malaysians, besides looking at the infrastructural requirement to enable this objective to be achieved.
He stated that the ministry had called up the representatives of Telekom Malaysia and the service providers to discuss the method of sharing that could be adopted and the scale of investment that the government must bear.
Ahmad Shabery says the government was also looking for the best model to widen the service with a similar speed in the rural areas too, which will provide a balance for all strata of society.
Earlier in his speech, the minister said a reasonable speed for the broadband service must be one of the Malaysian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) programmes so that it could boost the sector’s contribution to the national revenue.
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