KUCHING, 24 November, 2020 – The Sarawak Multimedia Authority is pleased to announce the rollout of a satellite broadband internet connectivity solutions by Reach 10 as part of the latter’s corporate social responsibility to address the plight of the school children of Nanga Sumpa.


Using Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), the school children at Nanga Sumpa are now able to resume their online education and the villagers stay connected with the outside world.


‘We realise that we have the capability to quickly resolve the connectivity issue for these children and we are thrilled to be able to make a difference to them and the villagers there’, enthused Leo Chin, Chief Executive Officer of Reach 10.


Nanga Sumpa has long been Sarawak's premier eco-tourism destination, well-known for its community tourism initiative, pristine landscape and wild orang-utan spotting experience. It is a 1½ hours longboat ride from the Batang Ai Lake with no road access.


‘Nevertheless, we are aware of the fact that there are many areas in Sarawak especially in the rural areas that have not received comprehensive and stable communication coverage due to geographical and technical challenges’, said Dr. Zaidi Bin Razak, General Manager of Sarawak Multimedia Authority.


 ‘As a continuation from this initiative, SMA would strive to roll out the Sarawak Multimedia Authority Linking Urban, Rural and Nation (SALURAN) 200 project to target villages such as Nanga Jambu by February, next year’, Dr. Zaidi further said.