Sept 19, 2013 (Thu): South Korean wireless telecommunications operator SK Telecom recently has introduced the Wi-Fi 5 Giga technology in Kuala Tomani of Sabah, allowing the residents there can now enjoy a new and fast Internet network, Borneo Post reported.
According to the Communications and Multimedia Minister Dato’ Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, the service is the first in Malaysia and in the Asia region to use the technology. He is glad that SK Telecom has selected Malaysia to introduce the new technology which provides a wider network coverage and faster Internet speed compared to the existing Wi-Fi network today.
Ahmad Shabery said the main problem for broadband services at village level was a network that was not so fast, therefore frustrating the villagers to access anything over the internet. He added that the new service makes the Internet users in the rural areas can browse for information and for educational purposes easily and it will help them to improve their knowledge, especially youngsters.