DiGi and U Mobile signs Domestic Roaming Agreement
SHAH ALAM, 10 DECEMBER 2009: DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) and U Mobile Sdn Bhd have today entered into a Domestic Roaming Agreement giving U Mobile access to DiGi's nationwide 2G network in Malaysia.
The agreement, which is for 3 years, will see DiGi as the exclusive provider of domestic roaming traffic services for U Mobile. This will enable U Mobile to offer its customers an enhanced portfolio of voice, SMS and data services (including GPRS/EDGE) nationwide. The agreement will also ensure the establishment of seamless hand-over of voice calls from U Mobile's 3G network to DiGi's 2G network.
Johan Dennelind, Chief Executive Officer of DiGi said, "We have proven that our network offers high quality and stable coverage, and today DiGi offers the newest Turbo 3G (14.4Mbps HSPA) network in the market to complement our 2G network. We are pleased to extend our 2G network reach to even more mobile and internet customers through this partnership."
"We see wholesale as a business opportunity. By prudently leveraging off our existing infrastructure, we will benefit from increased network utilization and efficiency that can generate additional revenue for the company," added Dennelind.
Kenneth Chang, Executive Director of U Mobile explained, "U Mobile has been aggressively rolling out its own 3G network, and today U Mobile has extensive 3G coverage in some key areas."
He continued, "This relationship will complement U Mobile's extensive 3G coverage by providing our customers a truly competitive product offering with nationwide voice and SMS, coupled with data services and better customer experience through seamless roaming. U Mobile always aims to provide better services to our customers."
Established in 1995, DiGi is listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and is part of the global telecommunications provider, Telenor Group. DiGi focuses on making it easy, keeping it relevant and providing the best deals to ensure excellent customer experience in mobile and internet services. Through its corporate initiative, Deep Green, DiGi is committed to a sustainable business that is financially and ecologically responsible to all stakeholders.
About U Mobile
U Mobile was incorporated in 1991. In 2006, U Mobile was awarded with the 3G spectrum by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission. Shortly, U Mobile commercially launched the mobile service with the objective to provide relevant mobile communications services, entertainment and information through advanced technology to our targeted customers. Please visit www.u.com.my for more information.
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