Digi activates expanded LTE services in Penang
By Digital News Asia June 29, 2015
- Says has a 3G footprint of 99% in the state
- LTE population coverage in Penang at 66%
DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd said it has rolled out expanded LTE (Long-Term Evolution) services in the northern Malaysian state of Penang.
“We welcome Digi's efforts to bring fast, reliable mobile Internet services to Penangites, and opening up new ways for them to benefit from greater access to knowledge, information and economic prospects,” said Penang state executive councillor for Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Chow Kon Yeow.
“In Penang, Internet on-the-go benefits not only residents but also tourists who will enjoy having consistent, high-speed connectivity to help them navigate our historic streets, and learn about Penang with the variety of mobile apps available.
“The introduction of LTE services like these support our ambitions for greater digital inclusion within the state, and drive the development of a progressive, digitally-savvy Penang,” said Chow, who officiated at the launch.
In a statement, Digi said it has in Penang a 3G (Third Generation) footprint of 99% and LTE population coverage of 66%, with plans to expand to more areas in other states such as Perak, Perlis and Kedah.
Digi's LTE services are currently also available in the Klang Valley, Johor Baru, Kuantan, Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Labuan, Kuching, Miri, Bintulu, Langkawi, Kampar and Port Dickson.
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