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Jendela Phase One to drive Sarawak's Aspiration for Developed Status in 2030
Tarikh : 14 Mar 2022  Sumber Berita: The Borneo Post
 

The implementation of the National Digital Network (Jendela) Phase One(2020-2022) in Sarawak will help drive the state government's aspiratoin to achieve developed status by 2030.

Malaysian Commnicatonis and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Sarawak director, Adiman Ajem said that several stategic action plans of the state government, such as the Sarawak Digital Economy Strategy (2018-2022) and Post Covid-19 Development Strategy 2030, were the catalysts for success.

In November last year, the federal government announced an allocation of RM4.09 billion for Sarawak to implement phase one of the Jendela initiative, to expend and improve broadband services and also for the transition to 5G technology.

Adiman said that Jendela phase one involved four main components, namely the expansion of fibre optic coverage to premises, the construction of new 4G towers, the upgrading of transmitting stations to 4G technology and the provision of broadband services through satellite technology.

Commenting on the 3G tellecommunication tower in Simpang Ulu Bayan, Adiman said that it was to have been upgraded to 4G in 2020, but only 2G and 3G services were available at that time.

However, under Jendela phase one, the tower was finally upgraded to 4G earlier this year, covering more than 10 longhouses, to benifit about 1,000 residents in the area, he said.