In its desire to be seen as an attrative destination for foreign investment, the Malaysian government has accelerated, by 12 months its 5G rollout which will see a government company own and build the 5G network.
3G spectrum refarming is a common method to make way for more efficient 4G and 5G technology. But the key to success is to do it orderly and systematically. Is Malaysia government's fast tracking of this process putting it at a disadvantage? Edwin Yapp explores.
Unpredictable turn of events have forced Malaysia to delay its initial aggressive plans to award 5G spectra to mobile operators. But is this necessarily a bad thing? Edwin Yapp explores these complex issues in a Malaysia that has been dominated by Covid-19 headlines and a change in government in 2020.
In the first quarterly report of the National Digital Network plan (Jendela), the MCMC lists down the successes in increasing internet coverage in the country, its shortfalls, and the progress in getting telecommunications recognised as a third utility.
The new Celcom Xpax Truly Unlimited Prepaid plan offers unlimited internet in weekly and monthly passes.
Highlights of the annual report, that will be made available in June by the MCMC, finds that Malaysia has achieved a commendable achievement in the Communications & Multimedia industry for 2019.
MoU a key industry initiative supporting Malaysia’s NFCP ambitions Also an important milestone to optimise 4G connectivity experience
Users on Celcom’s network enjoy the highest connectivity in densely populated regions with 4G availability of over 90%.
Celcom Axiata Bhd posted a 1.9% year to date (YTD) revenue growth for its post-paid and prepaid services in Q2 2019.
Its growth within a vast region would be staggered and less developed regions are expected to face challenges.