KOTA BHARU, Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) is utilising an allocation of RM110 million to provide a Unifi service infrastructure in several districts Kelantan.
TM Kelantan general manager Azman Yusof said the project, which began in 2015 in Kota Bharu, Pengkalan Chepa, Kubang Kerian, Salor, Machang, Kuala Krai, Pasir Mas, Wakaf Bharu, and Tumpat, has enabled the areas to have Internet access.
We hope the move, which is in line with the government’s initiative under the National Fiberization Connectivity Plan to provide nationwide digital connectivity through high-speed broadband, will benefit Kelantan.
“The initiative culminates in the provision of a digital infrastructure by 2025 in which TM will provide the main telecommunications services,” he told reporters after the launch of Unifi Service in Kampung Cina here today by Kelantan Local Government, Housing and Health Committee chairman Dr Izani Husin.
Azman said various industries such as timber, oil and gas, tourism and manufacturing needed sophisticated systems, to attract domestic and foreign investors who wanted fast data transmission and connectivity with the outside world.
“With Unifi, I hope it will bring great benefits to the people, as well as boost the growth of local industries, hence, improving the standard of living of the residents.
Kampung Cina residents also need to be exposed to the IT literacy programme and to become digital savvy so that they can be at par with those in other areas,” he said.
While the Internet offers many opportunities and enables the users to enjoy the digital lifestyle, he said it must be used wisely and responsibility.
“TM has shown commitment to bringing high-speed Internet services to the outskirt of towns in Kelantan,” he said.
Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)