As education becomes more intertwined with technology, there is a great demand for better connectivity and accessibility. Well, the school would be a great place to start in providing these privileges. In the Covid-19 era, most classrooms have opted for virtual learning which includes video calls or digital learning platforms. But, the process of virtual learning is often disrupted due to poor connections or the lack of access to a high-quality network.
Based on the recent announcement by Tan Sri Annuar Musa, it looks like this issue has been addressed and a solution is on its way.
According to Bernama, the Communications and Multimedia Minister said that 1000 selected schools throughout the country are expected to be provided with a 5G network. Even better, this also includes schools in rural areas.
At the moment, the ministry is still waiting for approval from the Education Ministry to implement the initiative. In addition, Tan Sri Annuar Musa stated that he already discussed this with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB). The involved parties have given their commitment to making this initiative a success.
In conjunction with that, five or six schools have been selected “under the starting concept to test the capacity of the 5G network,”. Although the exact name of the school and areas in which the coverage would be available have yet to be revealed, pretty sure the updates will be made known to the public once the initiative is approved.