KKD: Sarawak gets highest allocation of RM4.46 billion under JENDELA

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The Communications and Digital Ministry (KKD) has revealed that Sarawak received the highest allocation of RM4.46 billion under the National Digital Network (JENDELA) project. The allocation is meant to boost the territory’s connectivity and internet services. 

According to Bernama, KKD Minister Fahmi Fadzil said that the project was implemented by the federal government through the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Specifically, RM2.93 billion is from the government while the other RM1.53 billion is commercially provided by service providers. 


Furthermore, JENDELA involves 2 phases aimed at enhancing connectivity coverage and the quality of internet services for the benefit of the people, the business sector and stakeholders. Under Phase 1 in Sarawak, 864 4G telecommunications towers have been planned.

As of the second quarter of 2023, a total of 213 towers have been operational while the other 651 towers are scheduled to operate in stages until 2024’s third quarter. Fahmi added that the Sarawak government has facilitated the construction and upgrading of the JENDELA towers to enable 3689 of the 3735 existing transmitter stations to be upgraded, with the remainder to be upgraded by the fourth quarter of 2023. 

The KKD Minister further elaborated that the positive impact of JENDELA in Sarawak has already been felt. As of the second quarter of 2023, 4G coverage has reached 87.52 per cent in populated areas.

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