Details of the organization
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
1Malaysia People's Cable System (SKR1M) is part of the Government’s initiative to increase the capacity of high-speed broadband, as outlined by the Prime Minister of Malaysia in 2014 and 2015 National Budget. The Government through MCMC has appointed Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) to deliver the project based on Public-private partnership (PPP) model. The project has started in 2015 and fully completed in June 2017. The total length of submarine cable installed is 3,820 KM connecting Mersing, Kuching, Bintulu, Miri, Kota Kinabalu and Cherating. This project will cater for the increase of data traffic from Sabah and Sarawak since the existing submarine cable system has stretched its full capacity and will reach its life span in few more years. With the completion of SKR1M project, the system will be capable to provide total capacity of up to 12 Tbps with current technology and can be upgraded to latest technology in future to provide more capacity. The system is designed to last for at least 25 years. On the other hand, SKR1M will also support the implementation of High Speed Broadband (HSBB) and Sub-Urban Broadband (SUBB) projects by providing huge backhaul capacity to bring back the traffic from Sabah and Sarawak to Peninsular of Malaysia and Internationally. These amongst the steps which the Government undertakes to ensure each segment of the community are not left behind to improve their socio-economic through ICT and Digital Economy.
National implementation: Malaysia
Completed from 29/12/2014 to 30/06/2017
Telekom Malaysia Berhad

WSIS information
* Information and communication infrastructure
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
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