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Sarawak Will be the First State to Get 5G Next Year

After our Minister of Communications and Multimedia confirmed that Melaka will be given top priority for 5G services, he recently announced that Sarawak will be the first state to welcome 5G.

According to Tan Sri Annuar Musa, Sarawak will be given priority under the National Digital Network (JENDELA) plan and Malaysia Digital (MyDigital) Economic Blueprint, and it will be among the earliest to receive 5G services. The decision was made due to the strategic location of the state for future developments, including the laying of sea cables for Internet connectivity.

"From the new geopolitical aspect, we can see how the location of the Borneo Islands has become a strategic area. Even Indonesia is moving its capital to Borneo and the (Malaysian) government also intends to give Sarawak and Sabah the highest priority in development planning," said the minister.

The implementation of phases 1 and 2 of the JENDELA plan will see a focus on Sarawak with the completion of the state's 4G network infrastructure. The government has allocated a budget of RM3 billion just for Sarawak.


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