The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) have constructed 13 new communication towers in four districts throughout the state in order to boost internet connectivity.
All of the new communication towers have started operating in multiple villages in the districts of Muar, Mersing, Kota Tinggi, and Pontian, according to a statement released by the MCMC Corporate Communications Department.
Residents in the targeted communities will be able to experience faster and higher-quality broadband services, according to MCMC.
The towers were built as part of the Universal Service Provision (USP) initiative, which aims to assist Johor citizens, and improve their quality of life.
“Of the 13 towers, three are located in Mersing namely in Kampung Orang Asli Punan, Kampung Teriang and Jalan Endau-Mersing.
“Meanwhile, three towers located in Pontian are at Kampung Parit Sulaiman, Kampung Haji Ashari and Kampung Buloh Kasap,” said the statement.
Six more towers were built in Kota Tinggi in Kampung Nior, Kampung Linting, Kampung Sungai Pacat including Jalan Jemaluang, Jalan Lombong and Jalan Tanjung Balau.
Another was constructed in Muar’s Kampung Bukit Bendar.
The appointed service providers are constructing 23 new communication towers in eight districts around Johor, with completion due in March 2022.
“With these additional towers, they would not only facilitate local residents in carrying out their various daily chores smoothly but also improve their socio-economic level,” said MCMC.