KOTA KINABALU: Kampung Pangi telecommunications tower, Tenom, will be upgraded to provide 4G coverage, Malaysia’s Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said.
The MCMC said in a statement that it was part of its long-term plan to address the problem of limited internet access in the village, adding that the modernization work was due to be completed in April next year. .
He said that following a media report on August 12 regarding the limited internet coverage in the area, representatives from his Keningau branch and service providers visited the scene on August 19, adding that they had discovered that there was a problem with the Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite transmission system.
“The MCMC urged the relevant service providers to resolve the issue immediately to ensure that residents and students of Kampung Pangi can benefit from better telecommunications coverage,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, MCMC said that under the National Digital Network Plan (JENDELA), a total of 28 new towers will be built in Tenom District, adding that construction work on the new towers is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021 and end in Dec 2022 in stages.
He said that as of April this year, 13 existing broadcast stations, out of 62, were upgraded, adding that two areas in the district would also have internet access through the Satellite Broadband project. – Bernama