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Beneficiary From National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan ( NFCP ) : GPACKET, NETX, OCK, OPCOM, REDTONE

Malaysia’s Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng, had shared that the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) will require an investment of RM21.6 billion between 2019 to 2023. The NFCP is an initiative led by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia to improve broadband quality and coverage, reduce broadband price, enable internet access for all and to expand fibre networks.

According to the Finance Minister, a large portion of the investment will be funded by MCMC’s Universal Service Provision (USP) fund. He added that the plan will further improve internet speed in Malaysia and to make our economy ready for the implementation of 5G.

He also mentioned that to support the digitalisation of the economy and wider adoption of Industry 4.0 technology, the government will be preparing to spend RM4.2 billion to provide high-speed fibre optic connectivity to schools and selected industrial zones.
The NFCP aims to achieve an average speed of 30Mbps in 98% of populated areas by 2023 and 100% availability of 500Mbps connectivity for premises in State Capital and selected high impact areas by 2021. It also targets 20% availability for premises in sub-urban and rural areas to get faster speeds up to 500Mbps by 2022. During the Budget 2019 announcement, the Government had allocated RM1 billion for the NFCP.


 
Everything you need to know about the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan

Earlier this year, the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) was proposed by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, with the Cabinet approving the plan to improve nationwide connectivity. And it won’t come cheap, with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng revealing  that the NFCP will require an investment of RM21.6 billion over 5 years (2019-2023). Between RM10 billion to RM11 billion will be provisioned from the Universal Service Provision (USP) Fund, and the rest will be funded commercially.

The 5-year plan is being launched today by Deputy Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Dr. Wan Ismail. So what does the implementation of the plan mean to Malaysian users? Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know.

What is the NFCP?
The NFCP is the Malaysian Government’s strategic effort to improve the country’s economic competitiveness through connectivity, while preparing the nation for the Industrial Revolution 4.0. Essentially, the NFCP seeks to “bridge the digital divide” between the rural and urban areas in Malaysia—aiming to provide more equal opportunities for citizens.



Communications and Multimedia Minister, Gobind Singh, explained that the NFCP focuses on fibre networks to enable greater digital connectivity. That said, alternative technologies such as wireless networks and satellite technology will be deployed whenever conducive.


 
There are 7 main targets when it comes to the NFCP.

To have an entry-level fixed broadband package at 1% of the Gross National Income (GNI) by 2020.
To have Gigabits (Gbps) availability in selected industrial areas by 2020, and all state capitals by 2023.
100% availability for premises in state capitals and selected high impact areas—with a minimum speed of 500Mbps.
20% availability for premises in sub-urban and rural areas with up to 500Mbps by 2022.
For fibre networks to cover 70% of schools, hospitals, libraries, police stations, and post offices by 2022.
Average speeds of 30Mbps in 98% of populated areas by 2023.
To improve mobile coverage along the Pan Borneo Highway (upon completion).
Interestingly, MCMC Chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak said that the plan will also create 20,000 jobs, with opportunities spread across the construction, operation, and maintenance of the digital infrastructure. This, of course, comes with the continued development of the digital economy in Malaysia.

The NFCP also focuses on implementing policies and projects: policies that will improve the speed, and reduce the costs of infrastructure deployment at state level, and projects that will deploy more fibre optic networks, mobile communications transmitters, submarine cables, and satellite services.

According to the MCMC, the digital economy as a whole is expected to contribute up to 20% of Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2020, which would be an increase of 1.7% from 2017.

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Involved Telco Network Infrastructure Company
 
Gpacket
Green Packet Bhd is engaged in the business of investment holding, research and development, marketing and distribution of wireless networking and telecommunication products, networking solutions, communication services, and other high technology products and services. The business of the company operates in various segments that include Solution, Broadband Services, Communication Services, and Elimination. The Solution and Broadband service generate maximum revenue for the company. Geographically the company exports its services to the United States of America, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Bahrain, and Singapore.
 

 
Netx
Netx Holdings Bhd is principally involved in the investment holding, research and development of software, system design, integration and installation and provision of information technology services. The core business segments of the company comprise of the followings: Electronic Payment Services and Payment Services segment. Electronic Payment Services segment is involved in the terminal and other related services. Non-electronic Payment Services segment is involved in the provision of turnkey solutions on the network infrastructure, security management, research and development of software, system design, integration and installation and provision of IT services. The company operates principally in Malaysia.
 


OCK
OCK Group Bhd provides telecommunications network services. The company is engaged in the provision of telecommunication services equipped with the ability to provide full turnkey services. It provides comprehensive services to all six segments of the telecommunication network services market: network planning, design and optimization, network deployment, network operations and maintenance, energy management, infrastructure management, and other professional services. The company also trades in telecommunication hardware and installation of materials such as antennas, feeder cables, and connectors.
 

 
Opcom
Opcom Holdings Bhd is a Malaysian based investment holding company engaged in the manufacturing of fiber optic cables and cable-related products. The business activity of the group is functioned through Manufacturing, Trading and Engineering Services, and Other Operations segments. All the operations are functioned through Malaysia and it derives the majority of revenue from Manufacturing segment which includes fiber optic cables, systems, accessories and thixotropic gel. The company also provides management related services. In addition, the firm is also involved in trading of cable filing, flooding compounds and industrial products, and provision of engineering services.
 


REDtone
REDtone International Bhd is a digital infrastructure and services provider that offers services under three categories that are Telecommunications Services which offers data and voice services to government, enterprises, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Managed Telecommunications Network Services (MTNS) which includes building, maintaining and operating large scale WiFi hotspots, radio access network (RAN) infrastructure and fibre optic infrastructure, and Industry Digital Services (IDS) which includes data centre services, internet of things (IoT) services, cloud services and applications, and healthcare solutions to enterprises, government and the healthcare industry. The company’s Telecom services generate maximum revenue for the company.
 

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2019, 04:30:24 PM »
Govt, telcos need to find balance in fulfilling national agenda and profitability


KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 1): The government and telecommunication companies (telcos) need to find a balance through continuous engagements in fulfilling national agenda of providing affordable and faster internet to Malaysians, as well as protecting profitability as the industry's race for cost efficiency.

University Malaya (UM) Head of Department of Operations and Management Information Systems Associate Professor Dr Shamsul Bahri Zakaria said among ways to consider include incentives and a tax break for telcos to improve their infrastructures while fulfilling obligations to extend their services to the rural areas.

He pointed out that the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) presented a huge challenge to the telcos to juggle between building the infrastructure and reducing their operations expenditure at the same time.

"We are quite scattered, in terms of data reception, where big cities have been equipped with infrastructure. Unlike rural areas, it is quite limited. So it is a huge challenge because, at the same time, the telcos are trying to sustain their business and trying to cover less profitable areas," he told Bernama in an interview recently.   

In August, the cabinet had approved the implementation of the NFCP over a five-year period from this year to 2023 at a cost of RM21.6 billion. The NFCP will provide nationwide digital connectivity that is robust, pervasive, high-quality and affordable for Malaysians.


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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 04:30:54 PM »
The NFCP will be funded by the telco industry's Universal Service Provider (USP) fund, stemming from 6% of the collective industry's revenue and part of its plan capital expenditure. The breakdown for the estimated RM21.6 billion will be roughly 50-50 or 60-40.

In its research note recently, Kenanga Research anticipated prospects within the sector to be largely driven by a race for cost efficiency.

The telcos continued to be challenged by competitive pricing and the migration of subscribers towards more value-for-money packages while sector-wide operational cost fixing comprises mainly rationalising network and squeezing direct costs.

"While we leave our assumptions unchanged at this moment, we direct our attention towards Telekom Malaysia (TM), which saw huge selling pressure following the fixed-line operator's decision to heavily invest in the mobile business, which is facing competitive headwinds while also being highly saturated," it added.

In June 2018,  the government had implemented the Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP), which had effectively halved a generic 30Mbps internet plan's price two months later.


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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 04:31:41 PM »
As at December 2018, the government has succeeded in meeting its target of cutting broadband prices by 25% with most of the telcos including Celcom Axiata Bhd, Maxis Bhd and TIMEdotCom Bhd, slashing their broadband prices between 30% to 65%. 

In a research note recently. AmInvestment Bank expects continuous pressure on average revenue per user (ARPU) and subscriber trajectory, given that mobile competition remained just as intense as over the past four years.

Meanwhile, the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) research manager Lau Zheng Zhou said the local telco industry was seen to be undertaking major re-calibration in terms of products and services mix, as well as organisational structure and culture.

The upcoming Budget 2020, which will be tabled on Oct 11, would be a good opportunity to meet the broad objective of Shared Prosperity Vision by bridging the digital gap.

He proposed incentives to encourage domestic direct investment to speed up the roll-out of 5G infrastructure, as well as incentives to increase fibre-broadband penetration, especially in the rural areas to bridge the rural-urban gap.

The government should also promote higher fibre-broadband penetration in public spaces and institutions.

"I am very encouraged by the cross-ministerial focus on taking the steps to prepare Malaysia to succeed in the Digital Economy, which of course, will require good telco infrastructure spreading out across the nation.

"However, it is also important to note that private sector plays an important role to ensure the successful achievement of those policy objectives," he said, adding that telco players might see greater mutual benefits to collaborate, which may include merger and acquisitions, as means to optimise structure cost while promoting solutions-based offerings, at home and abroad.

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