News & Reviews: MCMC
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2020
A report yesterday recently revealed that 50 telecommunications towers will be built in Sabah starting from this year. Quoting Roslan Mohamad, Head of the Sabah State Office for the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the report says that each of the communications towers are estimated to cost RM1.7 to RM1.8 million with total costs coming to RM290 million. They are expected to help support 5G telecommunications and improve 4G coverage.
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2020
Aside from paid subscription service like Astro or Netflix, technology like Android TV boxes provides us with access to TV shows and movies we don't normally have. But the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has warned that these Android Boxes are misusing the SIRIM and MCMC labels.
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2020
There’s been a lot of news about the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) and not all of them are true. MCMC and the Ministry of Health Malaysia have both come out with statements about the spreading of fake coronavirus news. Basically, check your sources first before spreading it.
Last Updated: Jan 07, 2020
With 5G technology heading our way this year, Maxis has just announced that they have made a new record of achieving 2.96Gbps for single-user peak speeds. This was recorded at two of their trial sites in Subang Jaya recently, where they have been testing 200MHz of the 3.5GHz C-band spectrum.
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2020
To kick off the year 2020, the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has released an official final report about the expected rollout period for 2020 and allocation of spectrum bands for mobile broadband services in Malaysia. From the report, the organization has identified 700MHz, 3.5GHz and 26/28GHz band as the necessary foundation as we head towards 5G. But what does this really mean?
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2019
In every family group chat ever, you will always have that one relative that loves sending spam or forwarded messages in the group. But sometimes, you will also get unwanted spam messages from strangers just right after getting a new SIM number. If only there was a law that prohibits this behaviour...except that there is. As recently issued by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), you could actually get fined or land yourself in jail for spamming!
Last Updated: Nov 14, 2019
Maxis has collaborated with aquariaKLCC to showcase a 5G Augmented Reality exhibit regarding marine life. Part of the 5G Malaysia Demonstration Projects announced by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), the exhibit is meant to teach aquariaKLCC goers the importance and value in keeping our oceans clean while offering an engaging yet entertaining virtual experience.
Last Updated: Sep 30, 2019
The MCMC chairman has announced very recently, stating that up 32 5G sites across 6 states such as Kedah, Perak, Penang, Selangor, Terengganu and Kuala Lumpur will be operational starting October 2019. Since it is a test, the sites mentioned will remain operational for as long as half a year to demonstrate it’s usage in agriculture, education, digital media, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, smart cities, transportation and tourism.
Last Updated: Sep 03, 2019
Malaysia's National Fiberisation and Connectivity plan (NFCP) recently got announced in August 2019 and this was quickly followed by allegations of it being an RM21.6 billion mega project to be chaired by OPCOM. MCMC has stepped forward to clarify though, with the first clarification being that the NFCP is not a mega project but a plan consisting of strategies, various infrastructure projects and more to be implemented over a period of 5 years. The earlier announced RM21.6 billion is also just an estimation and this can be reduced as more cost effective ways of deployment are carried out.
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2019
YB Gobind Singh, Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia recently announced that the 5G Testbed area will be expanded to 5 other Malaysian states outside from the original Cyberjaya and Putrajaya. These 5 states will include Kedah, KL, Perak, Selangor and Terengganu but there's no exact Malaysia dates when this might happen or when we'll see commercial 5G networks roll-out.