Communications and digital minister Fahmi Fadzil says 4G mobile broadband coverage has also reached 90% in populated areas of Sabah.
RANAU: The 5G network in Sabah has reached almost 50% coverage of populated areas as of Sept 30, says communications and digital minister Fahmi Fadzil.
He said 401 of the total 622 5G sites planned in Sabah had also been completed.
Fahmi said 4G mobile broadband coverage has also reached over 90% in the populated areas of Sabah, with the average mobile speed reaching 43.76Mbps until the second quarter of this year.
“A total of 4,229 of the 4,281 transmitter stations planned to be upgraded to the 4G network have been completed, while another 52 stations are still being implemented,” he said when speaking at a community programme at the Kampung Lohan Digital Economy Centre (PEDi) here today.
On the implementation of the National Digital Network (Jendela) project in Sabah, Fahmi said phase one of the project’s development showed encouraging achievements.
According to Fahmi, 186 of the 631 new communication towers planned to be erected through the project have been completed, while the other 445 new communication towers are in the implementation stage.
He said Jendela, which encompasses two phases of development, was implemented to improve connectivity and quality internet services for the people, including for education, health and economic purposes.
Meanwhile, Fahmi said 118 PEDi had been developed and were in operation in Sabah so far, with another 14 new PEDi to be established to empower the activities and develop the skills of the local community, especially in rural areas.
He said internet facilities provided at the PEDi nationwide are to encourage the local community to venture into online business through e-commerce platforms.
Earlier, Fahmi visited the Starlink satellite device installed in Kampung Langsat, Ranau, which will benefit 500 residents who now have access to high-speed internet connectivity of over 200 Mbps.
Source : FMT