GIS in Communications – Regulatory Perspective

GIS in Communications – Regulatory Perspective

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Mohd Ali Hanafiah bin Mohd Yunus
Senior Director
Malaysian Communications & Multimedia
Commission
Malaysia
[email protected]

Abstract
Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM) is the Regulatory body for the Communications, Multimedia and Postal sectors. MyICMS 886 is the 5 year strategy plan outlined for the development of information, communications and multimedia services (ICMS) in Malaysia (2006 – 2010), aimed to create a catalystic cycle enhancing investment in existing services and infrastructure to generate growth areas. The Network Infrastructure Audit (NIA) and National Network Database (NND) were established to support and facilitate the day-to-day and periodic activities of the Commission as well as the Industry.To manage the network infrastructure that has been implemented, the functions of the NND GIS identified and incorporated between network infrastructure data and geographical map to visualise and analyse for fibre optic routes (trunks, metro and access layers), nodes locations (DSLAMs, BRAs), capacity and utilization etc, wireless infrastructure (trunk and spur microwave links and stations) etc., universal Service Provisioning (USP) is also an area that SKMM looks into. NND will play important roles and functions of USP in planning and implementing of USP projects by evaluating and awarding projects to designated service providers, monitoring roll-out and successful completion of projects.