KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is stepping in to resolve problems of internet access in the country, especially in eight affected locations.
The areas are Kampung Banggol Pak Esah, Pasir Puteh; Kampung Siram, Kedai Tanjong, Pasir Mas; Kampung Aring 5 Gua Musang in Kelantan; Kampung Kaum Asli Kemidak, Bekok, Segamat in Johor; Pulau Aman in Penang; and Kampung Labi, Beaufort; Kampung Panikuan, Kudat; and Kampung Waluhu, Ranau in Sabah.
“For internet access problems faced by residents and students in Kampung Banggol Pak Esah in Kelantan, MCMC has contacted Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) to instal permanent Unifi networks at homes facing Internet connectivity issues,” MCMC said in a statement.
“For long-term solution, a telecommunication tower in Kampung Batu Selinsing will be upgraded to 4G technology under the national digital network project (Jendela).”
On the unstable internet access at Kampung Siram in Kelantan, MCMC said the problem has been resolved after TM installed a Unifi network line at the affected homes. At Kampung Aring 5 in Gua Musang, testing the signal strength of each telecommunication company has also been carried out.
For the long-term plan, it said, a new telecommunication tower would be built in the area, and also in Kampung Kaum Asli Kemidak.
It said for the internet access problem in Pulau Aman, Celcom has diverted an antenna sector at the Bukit Batu Kawan telecommunication tower towards the area as a temporary solution.
The long-term solution would involve the construction of a new tower, to be proposed under the next Jendela plan.
On the case of a group of students at Kampung Waluhu, Ranau, who had to enter the forest and possibly encounter wild animals to get internet access, MCMC said the problem would be resolved with the construction of a new tower at Kampung Singgaron Baru.
The tower will be built at a suitable location to provide better Internet coverage for residents at Kampung Singgaron Baru and Kampung Waluhu, it said, and for the time being, residents there could use the facilities provided at the internet community centre at Kampung Bongkud.
For Kampung Panikuan, Kudat, the residents will get to enjoy 4G service with the completion of the PPS tower in the village, it said.