National fiberisation plan’s first phase to be implemented in 8 states this year, costing RM290m
21 Feb 2020
The government will implement the first phase of the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) in eightstates including Sabah this year, at a cost of RM290 million, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo today.
He said the first phase, which began on Feb 15, comprises 152 sites, 50 of which will be established in Sabah in the following areas — Nabawan, Tenom, Keningau, Papar, Tawau, Semporna, Kunak, Beluran, Tongod, Tuaran, Kudat, Kota Marudu and Pitas.
“The NFCP is a five-year-plan launched in September last year. Under this plan, the government will launch six initiatives comprising NFCP 1 to 6, beginning this year.
“The NFCP initiatives will improve the speed of fixed network broadband services and expand 3G and 4G coverage, while providing the foundation for new 5G networks,” Gobind told reporters after meeting with the public at the Info on Wheels programme held at Pasar Besar Kota Kinabalu here.
Also present was Sabah Information Department director Norzawiyah Bulka.