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Better Internet connectivity for S'wak with new submarine cable, says state Comms Minister
6 September 2022
Sources: The Star
Tags: News, BaSICS, Submarine Cable,
PPTEL chief executive Jonathan Smith (seated left) and Sains chief operating officer Busiai Seman (right) signing the corporate partnership agreement, witnessed by state Utility and Telecommunication Minister Datuk Julaihi Narawi (second right) and PPTEL chairman Abang Abdillah Izzarim Abang Johari. — ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/The Star

KUCHING: Sarawak can look forward to better Internet connectivity following the launch of a new submarine cable to Singapore via Batam and a Tier IV data centre in the state.

State Utility and Telecommunication Minister Datuk Julaihi Narawi said the Batam Sarawak Internet cable system (Basics) and data centre would be an important part of the digitalisation equation to improve Internet connectivity in Sarawak, especially in rural areas.

"With this infrastructure, latency issues like hanging and being unable to connect will be a thing of the past," he said when launching Basics and the data centre here on Tuesday (Sept 6).

Both facilities were privately developed by Kuching-based PP Telecommunication Sdn Bhd (PPTEL) under its new corporate brand identity, Irix.

Read the full article at The Star →