By: Aida Aziz
IPOH: The coverage rate of 5G in the state of Perak has reached 71.9 per cent of populated areas as of September this year, according to the Chairman of the State Communication, Multimedia, and NGO Committee, Mohd Azlan Helmi.
He mentioned that, at the same time, the state government remains committed to accelerating the expansion of 5G technology for the convenience of the people.
“The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Communications and Digital, and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), together with the state government, are always committed to improving internet connectivity.
This is to ensure that all segments of society, including rural areas, can enjoy better communication networks,” he said.
He made these remarks while responding to oral questions at the 15th State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Conference at the Perak Darul Ridzuan Building here on Monday.
Meanwhile, he clarified that Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) is also targeting the expansion of 5G coverage in the state to reach 77.3 per cent by the end of 2023.
On the question regarding the upgrading of 5G access in Kampung Gajah, especially in rural areas, Azlan said it would be implemented no later than early next year.
“As of September 2023, the rate of 5G coverage expansion in the state of Perak has reached 71.9 per cent of populated areas.
For the Kampung Gajah State Assembly constituency, DNB aims to expand 5G coverage in the town of Kampung Gajah to be implemented no later than early 2024, where a 5G coverage transmitter site has been planned for construction.
The implementation of the 5G network by DNB nationwide is being carried out in stages, with most of it focused on densely populated areas and those with high-impact economic activities,” he added.