PENANG, April 29 (Bernama)
Penang recorded 26 per cent broadband penetration per 100 households in the fourth quarter of 2007, higher than the national average of 15.5 per cent during the same period.
According to a statistic issued by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the percentage put Penang in the second highest spot in terms of broadband penetration after the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
In this respect, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the government would continue to promote the state to attract more local and foreign investors to venture into the information and communication technology related industries.
"The state government is focusing on the multimedia industry and animation as well as shared services and outsourcing as those are the growth potentials for Penang," he said.
He was speaking at the presentation of Penang Chief Minister's Knowledge-based Information and Communication Technology 2007 award Tuesday night.