Izah Azahari & Lyna Mohamad
The Ministry of Finance and Economy (MoFE) and Ministry of Education (MoE) in cooperation with Unified National Networks Sdn Bhd (UNN) are set to increase capacity on fixed broadband in the country to enable access for students’ online learning starting March 30.
This was stated by Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah during yesterday’s joint press conference at the Al-‘Afiah Hall of the Ministry of Health (MoH).
The minister added that enhancements to mobile data including mobile broadband data are still under study by UNN and will possibly be implemented in the near future.
To ensure online learning doesn’t get interrupted, the students will be using a free special web application with no data limit.
“For applications or platforms that are not relevant to learning, when data usage exceeds the quota limit, it will be throttled according to the terms and conditions imposed by their respective telecommunications companies,” said the minister.
Since its inception, UNN has been active and investing in efforts to expand and enhance telecommunications infrastructure in the country, said the minister.
“With this integrated approach and support from the telecommunications companies in the country, it will be able to support the Ministry of Education’s objectives in implementing lifelong learning and to assist the Ministry of Health from the spreading of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country in general, and specifically school students in the country,” added the minister.