He said to face the successful Industry 4.0 and digital economy, the country needs to make available much more fibre infrastructure and HSBB
, particularly in the rural areas.
Tributes were paid to the HSBB
former coordinator Dr Hammad Ismail.
(32) Based on interviews with Malaysian telecom industry representatives familiar with the HSBB
According to the company, Telekom Malaysia is two years into its HSBB
rollout, aiming to raise domestic broadband penetration and provide 10Mb/s-1Gb/s broadband access to 1.3m customers by 2012.
The ministry's Senior Under-Secretary (Management), Datuk Samsuni Mohd Nor said besides HSBB
, there is also a Sub-Urban Broadband (SUBB) project where the target is to provide broadband in rural areas with speeds of up to 20Mbps.
The highspeed broadband (HSBB
) and suburban broadband (SUBB) projects will also improve accessibility and affordability of broadband when they are complete, and BMI believes that we will continue to observe strong growth in data consumption in our five year forecast period, However, the 4G LTE market would benefit from a consolidation licensees, as overcrowding could lead to inefficiency in the use of infrastructure.
The Group further boasted 2.23 million fixed-broadband users, 729,000 of which were high-speed broadband (HSBB
) users, registering a take-up rate of 45 per cent (1.62 million households have access to UniFi).
Given the recent roll-out of the group's high-speed broadband (HSBB
) service and Malaysia's low broadband penetration rate of 34.2% as at end-March 2010, these provide growth opportunities for TM to expand its broadband business, the agency added.
'this is in line with the government's aspirations to drive malaysia's digital economy as envisioned under both the NFP, as well as the high-speed broadband (HSBB
) projects,' it said.
"The ratings reflect TM's prominent position within Malaysia's fixed-line telephony sector and the high likelihood of extraordinary government support if required, given the Group's critical role as the sole owner of the nation's fixed-line infrastructure, including the high-speed broadband (HSBB
) network and strong relationship with the Government," said RAM.