NFCP for a competitive environment

The project opens HSBB Internet services at 1,100 residential in Jasin


The National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan’s (NFCP) pilot project developed by the government and Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) will be the impetus for a more healthy competitive environment on the high-speed broadband (HSBB) Internet services.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said the involvement of TNB will indirectly create a new landscape of markets, while enabling people to enjoy faster and more extensive Internet services at affordable prices.

“The government and TNB will look at the overall results of this pilot project for consideration on the possibility of implementing it on a larger scale across the country,” he said in his speech
at the launch of the NFCP Pilot Project in Jasin, Melaka, yesterday.

The NFCP pilot project is being implemented by TNB in three areas in Jasin, namely Felda Tun Ghafar Kemendor, Taman Merbau and Taman Maju, and has been completed ahead of its scheduled date.

The project opens high-speed Internet access at 1,100 residential units in Jasin.

Residents in the three pilot areas can subscribe to the eight service providers offered by the retail service providers.

The Internet speed willbe equivalent to any developed nation, reaching one gigabyte per second (1Gbps) with affordable prices.

“The state government, through the communications and multimedia portfolio, has created a new task force which comprises all relevant agencies to ensure that the pilot project is fully successful.

“The task force has succeeded in producing overdraft results where the approval process has been shortenedto enable this project to be resolved quickly,” Gobind said.

He also added that Jasin was chosen for this pilot project because it is in the sub-urban zone and is undergoing urbanisation.

The NFCP project, which combines the use of optical fibre and wireless connectivity, targets the achievement of 98% baseline coverage in inhabited areas by 2023 with a minimum bandwidth of 30Mbps.