KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — The government is developing a national digital infrastructure plan known as Jalinan Digital Negara (JENDELA) as part of efforts to improve digital communications in the country, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
To be implemented under the 12th Malaysia Plan (2021–2025), JENDELA will lay the foundation for comprehensive and high-quality broadband coverage facilities as well as prepare the country for the transition towards 5G technology.
“JENDELA will be implemented through several phases. Phase 1 which runs from now involves an expansion of 4G mobile broadband coverage from 91.8% to 96.8% in populated areas.
“Besides that, mobile broadband speed will also be increased from 25Mbps to 35Mbps, in the process enabling 7.5 million premises to have access to gigabyte speed fixed-line broadband coverage,” he said in a statement issued today.
Muhyiddin said it will also involve the phasing out of 3G networks in stages until the end of 2021 for the consolidation of 4G networks and to strengthen the foundations of 5G ones.