Celcom Axiata Berhad continues its commitment to further develop and enhance connectivity to the urban and rural communities in Sabah. The expansion of the telco’s high-speed Internet connectivity via fibre, wireless technology and digital applications will advance the digital lifestyles and societies of Sabah.
Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad said Celcom is committed to empower the state of Sabah with plans to deploy the best network coverage together with innovative applications, services and products that will further accelerate Sabah’s development and economy within the digital era.
“This initiative is also in collaboration and aligned with the state government’s agenda for Sabah’s digital development and we want to reach out to all communities, both urban and rural, to have the opportunity to be adept within today’s rapidly growing digital technology industry.
Celcom will continue to stand alongside the nation in transforming its aspirations into reality, and we are very confident that our commitment in Sabah, will contribute to our overall provision to the country for the best digital advancement and experience for every Malaysian, realising a truly digital Malaysia,” he said.
Over the years, Celcom has gone the extra mile to deliver the best connectivity experience to even the most rural areas of the nation. For over 26 years, Celcom has been progressively investing in Sabah’s network infrastructure to a total of over 1,200 sites today.
Celcom aims to contribute to Sabah’s development in productive sectors, achieve quality human capital and to assist in the development of basic infrastructures, utilities and public amenities.
This is in-line with the government’s National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) to accelerate the nation’s baseline of 98 percent broadband coverage in populated areas by 2023 with a minimum broadband speed of 30Mbps nationwide.
Today, Celcom together with Celcom Timur Sdn. Bhd. (CTSB) are Sabah’s largest network provider, covering approximately 650,000 homes with Celcom’s optic fibre technology and fixed wireless connectivity.
Homes without fibre availability can opt for Celcom’s Home Wireless™ broadband service, which enables high-speed internet with average speeds up to 30 Mbps, connecting up to 64 devices at a time in homes on a “plug and play” basis, without the need for any wall-hacking.
To date, Celcom is serving over 3,000 Small Medium Businesses (SMB) and corporations through digital engagements and partnerships, offering innovative connectivity solutions that contribute to the development of local businesses and the state economy.
In an effort to advance rural communities in Sabah, Celcom together with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) operates a total of 86 Internet Centres out of 114 centres in Sabah today, catering entrepreneurship and digital training programmes which have contributed to the development of over 300 entrepreneurs in Sabah.