Digi Brings Its 4G Plus Network To More Rural Areas With New 900MHz spectrum

Press Release
July 23, 2017

  • Digi's 4G LTE network now reaches 86% or Malaysians while its LTE-A reach increased to 45% of populated areas bringing Freedom To Internet for more people.
  • Network expansion works within the newly launched MRT line also provides consistent, high speed connectivity in underground sections of tracks and stations

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 July 2017 - Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) newly activated 900MHz spectrum, which allows mobile phone signals to reach further from base stations to offer wider coverage, now brings the telco's consistent, high speed 4G Plus network to more rural areas of Malaysia.

Speaking at a media briefing, Digi's Chief Technology Officer, Kesavan Sivabalan said: ''Internet access is something every Malaysian must have in the palm of their hands. We are passionate about bringing internet for all and now we can achieve a lot more with our wider reach. With our consistent, high speed 4G LTE coverage in rural areas, we hope to inspire more Malaysians to harness the power of the internet and do great things that we can all be proud of.''

Digi's consistent, high speed 4G LTE network today reaches 86% of Malaysians in 295 cities and major towns while its faster LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network covers 45% of populated areas in the country covering 80 cities and towns. Beginning 1 July, Digi switched on its new 900MHz spectrum.

Mobile signal on the new 900MHz spectrum not only reach further from base stations, but also penetrate walls better to offer stronger indoor coverage. ''We listen to what our customers want and indoor coverage is an area for improvement. With the 900MHz spectrum, we are confident of serving our customers better whether they are in the comfort of their living rooms or at work in office buildings,'' Kesavan added.

''With our current infrastructure in place, we are looking towards bringing more freedom to our customers so they can enjoy a more comprehensive range of digital offerings that will give them a new sense of freedom on the internet," added Digi's Chief Marketing Officer, Loh Keh Jiat, who was also at the media briefing.

Digi on the MRT

Digi also announced that its network is also available throughout the underground sections of the newly launched MRT line. Members of the media were taken on a journey to test Digi's network in these sections.

The launch of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line marks a game changer in the country's transportation landscape. With more Malaysians likely to opt for the convenience of the MRT, Digi has concurrently rolled out its network coverage to reach customers travelling through the underground sections of the track thus offering a seamless, consistent and better high speed 4G Plus network experience.

''Customers can stay connected and reachable at all times while they travel on the MRT. They can continue to stream content like music and videos, play online games or even catch up on the reading their favourite websites. This is just another example of what we mean when we say we have the infrastructure in place to cater to our customers ever-changing and evolving digital lifestyles,'' Kesavan added.

''Malaysians are smart and digital-savvy. We are keeping up with their pace and leading the way in delivering innovative digital solutions to suit their lifestyle. In our ambition to transform ourselves into a Digital Service Provider, we are constantly looking for new ways of unlocking more digital services for customers that add value and convenience. We are taking a strong position on freedom for our customers and our Freedom to Internet proposition will bring a new worry-free online experience for them to feel at ease," Digi CMO Loh added.

For more information on Digi's 4G Plus network coverage, visit digi.my/4GLTE. The general public can also watch Digi's video explanation of the new 900MHz spectrum on YouTube here: https://youtube/AdAjt8mDgAw. Digi's Freedom to Internet propositions are explained further at digi.my/freedom.