KUALA LUMPUR: The government has so far provided 90,642 port connections for high-speed broadband (HSBB) projects involving 13 exchanges in Sarawak.

According to the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM), 9,188 port connections for broadband with speed up to 100 megabit per second (Mbps) were still in the implementation stage and expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year.

“The government is also implementing sub-urban broadband (SUBB) and rural broadband (RBB) projects that provide broadband with speed up to 20Mbps in the suburban and rural areas,” the ministry said in a written reply to Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas (BN-Betong) in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday.

Uggah wanted to know the status of the implementation of broadband initiatives and HSBB services in Sarawak since 2010.

For SUBB project, a total of 5,396 port connections were provided, involving 53 exchanges in Sarawak, while 15,516 ports were still in the implementation stage and expected to be completed in stages by 2019.

For RBB project, a total of 1,568 port connections were available involving one exchange in Sarawak, the ministry said. — Bernama