This project was implemented pursuant to Regulation 36A under the Communications and Multimedia (Universal Service Provision) Regulations 2002 that aims to migrate the existing copper broadband access network to fibre optic broadband access network and services within the Universal Service Target (UST) areas nationwide.
Under this initiative, the entire copper facilities were upgraded and the migration of existing copper broadband exercise covers a total of 933,724 subscribers, out of which, 377,360 are existing subscribers. This initiative involves 433 USTs to be upgraded to fixed broadband services using Fibre to the Home (FTTH) technology with broadband access speed up to 1Gbps by utilising USP Fund; while a total of 556,364 subscribers are to be upgraded by service provider under their own funding.
The initiative commenced on 15 March 2021 and is expected to be completed in March 2023. As of 31 December 2021, a total of 144,166 subscribers have been migrated from copper to fibre, while the incidence of churn had affected 47,842 subscribers.
|State||No. of Subscribers (Migrated)||No. of Subscribers (Churn)||No. of Subscribers (Rejected Migration)||No. of Subscribers (To Be Upgraded)||Overall Total|
|Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur||443||1,922||2,092||11,705||16,162|
|Federal Territory of Labuan||871||80||9||1,191||2,151|
|Federal Territory of Putrajaya||107||114||275||362||858|