The Communications Content and Infrastructure (CCI) NKEA spans content, network applications, services and devices, and is comprised of two main components:
- Improving communications infrastructure and the uptake of services; and
- Enriching content space in terms of value and quality of content produced.
These components play a major part in making the digital lifestyle a reality for all Malaysians, not one that only provides easier access to the Internet but also enables all to experience the socio-benefits of an interconnected life.
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Communications Content & Infrastructure
|No||EPPs||2020 GNI (millions)||Jobs||Location||Status|
|Nurturing Malaysia's Creative Content||3,014.91||10,422||Nationwide || |
|Connecting 1Malaysia||1,783.15||2,056||Nationwide || |
|Establishing e-Learning for Students and Workers||1,487.35||800||Nationwide || |
|Launching e-Healthcare||1,402.45||250||Nationwide || |
|Deepening e-Government||1,100.06||1,000||Nationwide || |
|Ensuring Broadband for All||1,691.74||5,468||Nationwide || |
|Extending Reach||2,406.54||2,090||Nationwide || |
|Offering Smart Networks||847.67||1,950||Nationwide || |
|Extending the Regional Network||2,289.78||1,220||International || |
|Track and Trace||183.22||384||Nationwide || |
Four business opportunities have been identified to complement the EPPs identified under the Communications Content and Infrastructure NKEA. These opportunities, which focus on fixed services, mobile services, courier, post and broadcast services, as well as regional operations, are expected to provide RM11.7 billon in incremental GNI and create 17,625 new jobs by 2020.
In 2012, established market players strengthened their operations through profits gained from existing regional operations. These companies are expected to continue growing in the coming year through increasing subscribers, improving efficiency and strengthening margins.
New services are also expected to be introduced, depending on regulatory frameworks within the different territories.
The Communications Content and Infrastructure sector will require 43,162 jobs by 2020, of which 25,899 employees will be required to support the EPPs while existing business opportunities will require an additional 17,263 employees.
The sector is also expected to encourage the growth of professional development in the industry. In telecommunications, a consolidated approach between PEMANDU, TalentCorp and the Ministry of Higher Education was initiated to ensure that the number of graduates in relevant telecommunications and engineering fields will be met by 2020.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) has implemented the Creative Industry Lifelong Learning Programme (CILL) in collaboration with other Government agencies, such as MDeC, Ministry of Communication and Multimedia, and the Public Services Department.
CILL aims to drive the creative content and multimedia sector by helping selected students to pursue tertiary programmes in creative content at local or foreign universities or education centres. It will also provide financial assistance for professionals in the creative content sector to pursue master classes, which are helmed by the industry's best.
In terms of the content sector, the Creative Content Industry Guild (CCIG) intends to improve the standard of professionalism and quality of creative content practitioners through the accreditation of creative talents.
Through this, the industry hopes to raise the income bracket level to a higher level, thus encouraging more to consider this industry as a viable career option.