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  • 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.

  • MCMC says 5G technology is not a health hazard

    MCMC says 5G technology is not a health hazard

    While it's a known fact that we are surrounded by various radioactive wavelengths, Professor Dr. Tharek Abd Rahman, a member of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), would like to remind people that there's no need to worry about 5G technology affecting our health and well being as there are no conclusive research results that it's harmful.

  • MCMC may be asked to control war-based video games in Malaysia

    MCMC may be asked to control war-based video games in Malaysia

    Counter-Terrorism Division principal assistant director, Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay recently commented that while the police can take stern action, MCMC must take action first, indicating that MCMC may be asked to control war-based games here in Malaysia. Seemingly related to the recent Christchurch Mosque Massacre, there have until now been no New Zealand statements officially making a link between gaming and the terrorists who gunned down 49 praying people last Friday. 

  • MCMC says that if you share the Christchurch Mosque massacre videos you could be prosecuted

    MCMC says that if you share the Christchurch Mosque massacre videos you could be prosecuted

    Today, MCMC (Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Comission) has released a statement notifying the public not to share any videos related to the Christchurch Mosque massacres which have just happened in New Zealand, in the afternoon earlier today. They have also noted that the sharing of the video is considered an offence under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, so you could be prosecuted if found guilty.

  • Malaysia has climbed to the 28th rank in terms of broadband Internet speed

    Malaysia has climbed to the 28th rank in terms of broadband Internet speed

    In this short announcement by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)Malaysia has climbed to the 28th spot in terms of Internet speed. We know that there's still a lot of work to be done, but it's quite an improvement compared to 2017 when Malaysia was ranked 56th.