Feedback sought on preliminary positions in relation to spectrum allocation matters for 700 MHz, 2300 MHz and 2600 MHz spectrum bands.
Feedback will assist in facilitating 5G network rollout by 2020, identify innovative 5G applications and services.
MCMC will use this year to show proof of how 5G can be used and that there is a clear plan with service providers.
Telco's Celcom and Digi want to see a more strealined and efficient system for them to be able to rollout their infrastructure quicker and more economically.
Telco Deep Dive: Industry & regulator need to join hands, keep Malaysia on fast track to developed nation
DNA speaks to Celcom Axiata Bhd and Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd as part of the continuing coverage of its Telco Deep Dive 2018 with Celcom saying it can save RM500 million if the 5G 700MHz spectrum is given out speedily.
GSMA report estimates that assigning 700 MHz to mobile broadband would deliver US$11 billion over 10 years.
Industry service revenue will be flat or decline by low single digits in 2018, says research house.
Analysts see little impact on earnings of the Big Three telcos as a result of the 2100MHz spectrum reassignment.
Digi, Maxis and Axiata receive the extension for a period of 16 years each.
Company chief financial officer Jennifer Wong says they will try to manage with internally-generated funds.