KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 — The Covid-19 pandemic has not solely created an pressing want to deal with the brand new norm, however has additionally ready the folks for a future way of life change based mostly on innovation and expertise.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Fee (MCMC) in an announcement immediately stated the Covid-19 pandemic had accelerated the event of expertise for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and implementation of the digital economic system.
“That is evident because the potential of 4IR pushed by Synthetic Intelligence, cloud computing and ‘Web of Issues’ (IoT) can be utilized in manufacturing, service and enterprise actions.
“The allocation of a finances of RM42 million to offer fiber optic networking at 25 industrial areas is a step in direction of strengthening the infrastructure for enterprise digitalisation,” it stated.
In accordance with the assertion, the just lately launched Nationwide Digital Infrastructure Plan (Jendela) will act as the idea for the transition in direction of digital infrastructure with the goal of offering complete and high-quality broadband service protection at an inexpensive fee for Malaysians.
“The smoothness and inclusiveness of digital connectivity is a crucial basis for efforts to drive the digital economic system,” it stated.
The assertion added that digital financial actions similar to e-commerce and monetary expertise (fintech) may also rise quickly.
“Companies can now interact with extra clients in areas they’ve by no means reached out to earlier than.
“Many conventional industries and entrepreneurs are capable of obtain inclusive digital connectivity that may have an effect on the continuity and stage of effectivity of their operations,” it stated.
The federal government has additionally allotted RM500 million beneath Finances 2021 to make sure digital connectivity in 430 faculties nationwide.
In accordance with the assertion, the Jaringan Prihatin (Networking) Programme costing RM1.5 billion may also profit about eight million folks from the B40 group when it comes to receiving Web connectivity. — Bernama