Malaysia: Internet connectivity, a major challenge to Communications Ministry due to Covid-19, says minister

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(The Malay Mail)

The pressing needs of Internet connectivity nationwide due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was a major challenge to Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

Saifuddin who headed the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM) for one year today, said the number of complaints on delay to access or low signal rose during the implementation of the first movement control order (MCO) on March 18, 2020 which saw people being confined at home.

“Internet access traffic provided by telecommunications companies is according to three components  which are location of residence, business premises or workplace and the routes connecting the two earlier locations.    

“During MCO, internet access in housing areas was congested and slow as internet usage was very high due to working, learning and business from home.

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