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Beneficiary From National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan ( NFCP ) : GPACKET, NETX, OCK, OPCOM, REDTONE

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Malaysia’s Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng, had shared that the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) will require an investment of RM21.6 billion between 2019 to 2023. The NFCP is an initiative led by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia to improve broadband quality and coverage, reduce broadband price, enable internet access for all and to expand fibre networks.

According to the Finance Minister, a large portion of the investment will be funded by MCMC’s Universal Service Provision (USP) fund. He added that the plan will further improve internet speed in Malaysia and to make our economy ready for the implementation of 5G. 

The NFCP aims to achieve an average speed of 30Mbps in 98% of populated areas by 2023 and 100% availability of 500Mbps connectivity for premises in State Capital and selected high impact areas by 2021. It also targets 20% availability for premises in sub-urban and rural areas to get faster speeds up to 500Mbps by 2022. During the Budget 2019 announcement, the Government had allocated RM1 billion for the NFCP.


Everything you need to know about the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan

Earlier this year, the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) was proposed by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, with the Cabinet approving the plan to improve nationwide connectivity. And it won’t come cheap, with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng revealing  that the NFCP will require an investment of RM21.6 billion over 5 years (2019-2023). Between RM10 billion to RM11 billion will be provisioned from the Universal Service Provision (USP) Fund, and the rest will be funded commercially.

The 5-year plan is being launched today by Deputy Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Dr. Wan Ismail. So what does the implementation of the plan mean to Malaysian users? Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know.

What is the NFCP?

The NFCP is the Malaysian Government’s strategic effort to improve the country’s economic competitiveness through connectivity, while preparing the nation for the Industrial Revolution 4.0. Essentially, the NFCP seeks to “bridge the digital divide” between the rural and urban areas in Malaysia—aiming to provide more equal opportunities for citizens.

Communications and Multimedia Minister, Gobind Singh, explained that the NFCP focuses on fibre networks to enable greater digital connectivity. That said, alternative technologies such as wireless networks and satellite technology will be deployed whenever conducive.


There are 7 main targets when it comes to the NFCP.

  • To have an entry-level fixed broadband package at 1% of the Gross National Income (GNI) by 2020.
  • To have Gigabits (Gbps) availability in selected industrial areas by 2020, and all state capitals by 2023.
  • 100% availability for premises in state capitals and selected high impact areas—with a minimum speed of 500Mbps.
  • 20% availability for premises in sub-urban and rural areas with up to 500Mbps by 2022.
  • For fibre networks to cover 70% of schools, hospitals, libraries, police stations, and post offices by 2022.
  • Average speeds of 30Mbps in 98% of populated areas by 2023.
  • To improve mobile coverage along the Pan Borneo Highway (upon completion).

Interestingly, MCMC Chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak said that the plan will also create 20,000 jobs, with opportunities spread across the construction, operation, and maintenance of the digital infrastructure. This, of course, comes with the continued development of the digital economy in Malaysia.

The NFCP also focuses on implementing policies and projects: policies that will improve the speed, and reduce the costs of infrastructure deployment at state level, and projects that will deploy more fibre optic networks, mobile communications transmitters, submarine cables, and satellite services.

According to the MCMC, the digital economy as a whole is expected to contribute up to 20% of Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2020, which would be an increase of 1.7% from 2017.


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PunTatBerSiul "..provide high-speed fibre optic connectivity ... and selected industrial zones"

Cakap NFCP, Ntional Fiberisation tapi ada yang tertinggal. Why not include ALL, WHY SELECTED?
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08/10/2019 1:59 PM

calvintaneng Telekom still got 2.8 million copper lines to be replaced with fiber optic cables

Copper lines can only serve old tech of 2g and 3g

Copper lines cannot serve 5g

And 4g uses fiber optic cables

5g builds on 4g infrar

So there will still be lots and lots of digital infrar installation for Malaysia

Malaysia already 10 to 20 years behind time compared to China, Korea, Japan and Singapore

Better play catch up faster


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