Upgrading work on Langkawi’s digital infrastructure has been completed, leaving the island with 290 free WiFi hotspots for public use. More importantly, the duty free destination is now equipped with 2.1 Tbps of bandwidth for internet goers, although it looks like not many are aware of it.
State Science, Innovation and Information Technology, Communications, Advanced Technology and Human Resources Committee chairman Norsabrina Mohd Noor explained that the upgraded infrastructure was done under a special project by the Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission. However, Norsabrina pointed out that only 20-percent of the 2.1 Tbps capacity is being utilised.
Steps are being taken to inform the public about the newly available facilities, although the MP did not say what this entails.
Some 92-percent of internet goers in Langkawi are smartphone users, with most of them running their own businesses. It’s unclear if there’s a correlation between the two. Although, Norsabrina also shared that 60-percent of Langkawi internet users are male; with 89.8-percent of them also being Malay – which is not surprising as the island has a large Malay majority.
[Source: The New Straits Times]