Catalysing Future Economic Growth

Address issues that hinder the widespread availability of high quality and affordable digital connectivity

Support the needs of the country moving forward and harness opportunities offered by new services / technologies

Provide clarity in terms of strategic directions for initiatives to support the digital economy and adoption of future technology

What is NFCP?

An initiative to provide the Rakyat with robust, pervasive, high quality and affordable digital connectivity for the well-being of the people and progress of the country.


NFCP Journey

NFCP Roadmap

NFCP Factsheet


NFCP Strategies

Manage funding for NFCP from a variety of sources in a prudent and sustainable manner; and leverage on relevant regulatory policies and instruments where necessary

    Action Plan

  1. Assessment on suitable funding mechanisms

  2. Assessing components that contribute to wider access to broadband services

  3. Review of USP Framework

  4. Enhance existing competition provisions and other regulatory instruments, such as Codes, Standards etc.

Optimise digital infrastructure development and deployment nationwide,  and clear impediments

    Action Plan

  1. Addressing issues on site acquisition / Right-of-Way (RoW)

  2. Upgrading of existing infrastructure and improving deployment of new infrastructure

  3. Promote infrastructure sharing

  4. Optimum allocation of spectrum

  5. Facilitate future services / technology

  6. Effective measurement of speed / quality of service for broadband

  7. Promote competition and spur investments (in key strategic areas)

  8. Strategic review of the communications market

Regional and international networks are connected extensively with domestic networks

    Action Plan

  1. Promote investments in submarine cables and encourage deployment of landing centres in Malaysia. Significantly enhance submarine cable connectivity between Peninsular, Sabah and Sarawak.

Enhance connectivity in high impact socio-economic sectors such as education, agriculture and health care, small and medium enterprises and underserved areas

    Action Plan

  1. Promote balanced growth in all states

  2. Specific initiatives for Sabah and Sarawak

  3. Appropriate technology to ensure nationwide broadband coverage which supports the requirement of high impact socio-economic sectors such as education, agriculture and healthcare, small and medium enterprises and underserved areas

  4. Ensuring availability of fibre networks in key areas, such as schools, hospitals, libraries, police stations and post offices

NFCP Targets

Entry-level fixed broadband package at 1% of GNI by 2020

Gigabits availability in selected industrial areas by 2020 and to all State Capitals by 2023

100% availability for premises in State Capitals and selected high impact areas with a minimum speed of 500Mbps by 2021

20% availability for premises in sub-urban and rural areas with up to 500Mbps by 2022

Fibre network passes 70% of schools, hospitals, libraries, police stations and post offices by 2022

Average speed of 30Mbps in 98% of populated areas by 2023

Improve mobile coverage along Pan Borneo highway upon completion





  • Launch of YTL Communications and Facebook's Terragraph market pilot in Georgetown, Penang on 18 February 2019. [Press releases] [Photos]


  • Launch of the 5G Malaysia Showcase by Prime Minister, YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad at Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya on 18 April 2019. [Press releases] [Photos] [Video]

  • Digital Outlook Series 2019 Forum was conducted on 19-20 April 2019 at Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya, in conjunction with the launch of 5G Malaysia Showcase. [Details]


  • Bengkel Pemantapan Infrastruktur Digital Negara was conducted on 8-9 May 2019. [Details] [Photos]

  • Penang State Government with MCMC held a meeting with the chief executives of the country's major telecommunications companies on 11 May 2019, to discuss the development of telecommunications infrastructure in Penang. [Press releases]​ [Photos]


  • MCMC welcomes TM's commitment in resolving Streamyx service issues to promote inclusivity in the fast-paced digital era. [Press releases]​


  • Call for Collaboration in 5G Demonstration Projects. [Press Releases]

  • ​Briefing session between MCMC Chairman and Kedah Menteri Besar was conducted on 4 July to discuss on the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) and telecommunication infrastructure development in Kedah. [Photos]​



  • YB Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, Tuan Gobind Singh Deo announced the Government's initiative on “double the speed, half the price”.


  • YB Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, Tuan Gobind Singh Deo announced the initial targets on the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP). [Minister's speech]

  • Cyberjaya and Putrajaya to be test beds for 5G network trials from November 2018 until 31 October 2019, announced by YB Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia.

  • Industry Consultation with MCMC licensees on the draft NFCP was conducted at the Marriot Putrajaya Hotel on 29 October 2018. The feedback gathered from the consultation will be taken into consideration in improving the NFCP’s objectives. [Document]


  • Issuance of MCMC call for collaboration for 5G Test beds. [Announcements]

  • Formation of 5G Task Force among MCMC, industry players, technology vendors, government agencies, academia and other stakeholders. [Press releases]


Industry Consultation on Draft NFCP 

- Uploaded 14 Jan 2019