Fahmi: Network Sharing Might Solve National Internet, Telephone Line Problems

The KKD Ministry targets to wrap up cooperation discussions with the telco companies by June.

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The Communications and Digital Ministry (KKD) is having talks with telcos to establish a network sharing model by early next month as a way to resolve nationwide internet access and telephone line issues.

The Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil was quoted by Bernama saying that discussions are currently ongoing between telcos and the Ministry.

I have informed the MCMC (Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission) of the issue involving network sharing and cooperation between telecommunications companies. We need to speed up discussions so that by June, our efforts to establish network sharing are a success.

Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil

Sarawak is the first state to have this cooperation model, with the MCMC and telcos discussing network sharing and also other issues such as telco towers lacking satellite dishes.

If the model is successful, this will then be replicated in other parts of the country, mainly in rural areas.

MCMC, Fahmi said, will be using legal provisions to form these partnerships between the telco companies.

Hence, MCMC will play the role of intermediary and if necessary we will use any existing legal provisions. I see the positive thing is that telecommunication companies are willing to cooperate. Maybe before, they needed time, but now the time has come.

Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil

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