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Digi’s LTE Network Now Covers 50 Pct Of Malaysia’s Population

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SHAH ALAM: DiGi.Com Bhd is now Malaysia’s widest 4G long term evolution (LTE) network with a population coverage of 50 per cent, surpassing its year-end network coverage target of 45 per cent.

Its Chief Executive Officer, Albern Murty, said as at June 30 this year, the telecommunications company’s LTE network coverage was at 35 per cent of the nation’s population.

“We have expanded our 4G LTE reach in 28 major cities and secondary towns nationwide, with key market centres enjoying a steady average of 80 per cent population coverage, making the benefits of DiGi’s 4G LTE services easily accessible to half of the Malaysian population,” he told a press conference here, today.

Also present was DiGi Chief Marketing Officer, Christian Thrane and Chief Network Officer, Kesavan Sivabalan.

Murty said the company now delivers 4G LTE on 1800Mhz and 2600Mhz spectrum bands respectively, and overlays both spectrum bands for 4G LTE in an increasing number of key market centres.

He said the dual band 4G LTE provided customers with wider network coverage, greater capacity and significantly improved indoor and outdoor Internet experiences, as well as future access to next-generation 4G+ technologies.

“We are doing our best in managing these two spectrums efficiently so as to give customers not only the capacity of LTE, but also the stability of the network.

“We are building the best infrastructure, talent and capabilities to realise our ambition of being the best mobile Internet provider for Malaysia,” he said.

Murty said for the past three years, DiGi had invested RM2.3 billion in capital expenditure primarily on its network, and has committed an additional RM900 million this year to further strengthen its network and to deliver Internet for all Malaysians.

— BERNAMA

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