Digi revises 3G network shutdown schedule for Northern and Central regions
By Digital News Asia December 23, 2021
- Nationwide 3G shutdown part of JENDELA initiative
- Introduces Digi Yellow Heart Flood Preparedness Kit to help Malaysians prepare for floods
In light of the recent floods and preparation for more wet days ahead, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) has advised that its 3G network shutdown in Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis will now be on 3 January 2022, while the shutdown in Selangor and Federal Territories (including Putrajaya) will be on 6 January 2022.
In a statement, the telco said plans to retire its 3G network in Sarawak will proceed as scheduled on 30 December 2021, after successfully shutting down its 3G network and helping customers migrate over to 4G in Sabah, Eastern (Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang), and Southern (Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan) regions.
The nationwide 3G shutdown is part of the Jalinan Digital Negara (JENDELA) initiative, which aims to enhance Malaysia’s digital infrastructure and provide seamless digital connectivity for all. The shutdown will enable 3G spectrum to be repurposed to enhance the 4G LTE network performance, allowing for better quality of internet experience for all users.
Maintaining availability of network services
Digi’s current priority is to keep Malaysians connected by ensuring network service availability at sites affected by the floods. Its 24-hour Response Teams have been working round-the-clock to quickly restore impacted sites, mainly in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, and Kelantan. Restoration works at several areas are still ongoing, as some roads remain inaccessible.
With more days of heavy rainfall forecasted in the coming week across several states in Malaysia, Digi said it is on standby to mobilise its resources for immediate network restoration works.
The telco would also like to help Malaysians better prepare should more floods happen throughout this monsoon season. The Digi Yellow Heart Flood Preparedness Kit contains important guidelines on what to do before a flood, keeping safe during the flood and steps after the flood subsides. This toolkit can be downloaded here http://digi.my/floodkit-en.
For the latest flood updates and related enquiries, visit Digi’s flood help desk here.
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