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TNB initiates national connectivity plan pilot project in Melaka
Published on: Friday, September 07, 2018

Kuala Lumpur: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) will start a pilot project in Jasin, Melaka this month to assess the technical, safety and commercial viability of using its electrical infrastructure for the government's National Connectivity Plan (NCP) that will allow faster, cheaper and wider Internet accessibility.

"The pilot project, to be completed by the end of 2018, will cover 1,100 out of 4,300 houses in three areas, namely Taman Merbau, Taman Maju and Felda Kemendor, in Jasin," TNB Chairman Tan Sri Leo Moggie said in a statement here on Thursday.

He disclosed that the households will gain access to a high-speed broadband (HSBB) network that will be made available through TNB's own fibre optic communication system which forms part of the company's existing telecommunication network.

"Telecommunications system has always been an integral part of the utility industry. For TNB, we have been developing our telecommunication network all these years," said Moggie.

He explained that the national electricity corporation's telecommunication network now uses fibre optics technology as part of the electricity grid operation's design and requirements to ensure high reliability of electricity supply nationwide.

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