Communications, Multimedia, Non-Governmental Organisation, Youth and Sports Development exco Kerk Chee Yee said this was among the main targets of the implementation of high speed broadband to encourage investment in urban and outskirts areas.
He said said these include industrial locations in Pegoh Hicom, Jasin, Rembia, Elkay, Bukit Rambai (Phase 2), Merlimau and the Batu Berendam Free Zone.
He added that it would improve the manufacturing infrastructure to be high quality and smart.
“All existing Streamyx customers in the industrial areas will also be upgraded in stages to Unifi and this is expected to be completed by 2023, he said at the Melaka State Assembly sitting here today.
Kerk was replying to a question from Seah Shoo Chin (DAP-Kesidang) if there was sponsorship to ensure that all industrial areas received Unifi service without having to pay for the broadband connection as an incentive to investors.
He added that the Communications and Multimedia Commission, the state government and other vested parties were committed to ensuring the smooth implementation of the NFCP in order to improve the telecommunications infrastructure in Melaka.
Kerk also said that as of August this year, Telekom Malaysia had installed 70,395 Unifi ports over 950 kilometres throughout the state.