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  • 5G expected to roll out commercially by Q3 2020 in Malaysia

    5G expected to roll out commercially by Q3 2020 in Malaysia

    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?

  • It's official, MCMC said Malaysians can now get a huge fine and even go to jail for spamming

    It's official, MCMC said Malaysians can now get a huge fine and even go to jail for spamming

    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!

  • Maxis shows off 5G Augmented Reality at aquariaKLCC

    Maxis shows off 5G Augmented Reality at aquariaKLCC

    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.

  • MCMC investing up to RM116 million to have 5G tested in 6 Malaysian states

    MCMC investing up to RM116 million to have 5G tested in 6 Malaysian states

    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.

  • MCMC reveals the truth about RM21.6b NFCP

    MCMC reveals the truth about RM21.6b NFCP

    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.

  • Malaysia's 5G testbed expanding to Kedah, KL, Perak, Selangor and Terengganu

    Malaysia's 5G testbed expanding to Kedah, KL, Perak, Selangor and Terengganu

    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.

  • Broadband speeds in Malaysia now 300% faster for half the price in 2019

    Broadband speeds in Malaysia now 300% faster for half the price in 2019

    Based on an article titled “Malaysia’s need for speed: How regulatory action is unleashing ultrafast internet” in the World Bank report, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) was commended in their efforts to increase the average broadband speeds in Malaysia. Not only that, but they have also managed to reduce the average price by up to 49% for these services. 

  • MCMC issues a Call for Collaboration for the the 5G Demonstration Projects

    MCMC issues a Call for Collaboration for the the 5G Demonstration Projects

    Just yesterday, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has initiated a Call for Collaboration and invited Network Facility Provider (NFP) and Network Service Provider (NSP) license holders to submit proposals for the 5G Demonstration Projects. The purpose of this collaboration is to test and deploy proposed 5G use cases in harnessing the growth of the 5G ecosystem in Malaysia.

  • After Instagram Poll teen suicide, MCMC says you could be charged if you encourage suicide online

    After Instagram Poll teen suicide, MCMC says you could be charged if you encourage suicide online

    In the wake of the recent suicide by a 16 year old teenager from Sarawak triggered by an Instagram poll, MCMC recently sent out a statement reminding everyone that it is in fact illegal to spur a suicidal minor on or encourage those looking to suicide (up to 20 years jail time and fines). The teen had apparently asked followers of her Instagram “Really Important, Help Me to Choose D/L” in which 69% of the respondents chose D (which stood for death). She was then found dead, believed to have fallen from the 3rd floor of a shop lot in Kuching.

  • MCMC statistics: Malaysia ranked 32nd, fixed broadband download speed increase by 300% and more

    MCMC statistics: Malaysia ranked 32nd, fixed broadband download speed increase by 300% and more

    Did you know that the Communications and Multimedia Act (AKM) 1998 was launched 20 years ago? Its purpose was to make Malaysia the centre and focus point of the world for services, communications, information and multimedia content, which are regulated by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Is this going to be a fun fact type of post? Yup, so sit back and read some fun facts of how MCMC shaped the digital landscape.