DiGi strengthens Internet foothold

Press Release
November 11, 2009

DiGi strengthens Internet foothold
• Turns on Turbo 3G™ for mobile phones in the Klang Valley
• Rapidly expands to cover Ipoh, Johor Bahru and Kuching by 2010
• Enables Internet Done Right on PCs, laptops, mobile phones and hotspots

PETALING JAYA, 12 NOVEMBER 2009: DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd ("DiGi") is cementing its foothold in the Internet space, an area it believes will be the revenue growth driver in two years, with a solid expansion plan that will see it bring quality Internet service to more Malaysians.

Today, DiGi launched its Turbo 3G™ for mobile phones in the Klang Valley. This comes just a few weeks after it turned on Turbo 3G™ mobile services in Penang and Kota Kinabalu. Its expansion in the Klang Valley to cover 59% of population coverage to date is ahead of the targeted 44% planned over the next three years.

Speaking at the launch, Johan Dennelind, chief executive officer of DiGi said, "We are pleased with the steady progress we have made. Our rollout is measured to provide excellent customer experience. We are ambitious yet realistic in addressing coverage without compromising our quality of service."

Having covered significant areas within the three cities, DiGi now has its eyes set on expanding into new market centers, including Ipoh, Johor Bahru and Kuching next year.

In tandem with its rapid expansion, DiGi is enabling more ways than one for people to jump onto the Internet bandwagon under the banner of DiGi Internet.

Dennelind added, "We now have complete Internet solutions for our customers; on PCs, laptops, mobile phones, smart phones and even WiFi services.

"We believe we started off on the right foot with a winning proposition for broadband which has been very well received. We hope to live up to the same expectations as we make our Internet services available through other channels. DiGi is definitely upping the ante when it comes to giving customers the right Internet experience."

In conjunction with the launch, DiGi has outlined a full suite of Internet offerings and promotional packages to make Internet services and devices accessible to more people. Amongst the highlights include:

  • Internet Unlimited Max 5 for DiGi Prepaid customers, the first Internet tariff of its kind in Malaysia that offers unlimited Internet on the phone for no more than RM5 a day
  • Internet Unlimited Monthly 58 for DiGi Postpaid, now with promotional packages that provide 3G mobile phones at lower prices or no cost at all. Customers who sign-up for any DiGi Postpaid plan together with Internet Unlimited Monthly 58 are entitled to purchase a HTC Dual for less than half the retail price, or a Nokia 2730 for free
  • DiGi Broadband Discover for a promotional price of RM48 per month, the most affordable access-only plan in the market that allows customers to use their own modem
  • BlackBerry Unlimited Plan, an add-on Blackberry Internet Service for any DiGi Postpaid customer which offers high-speed Internet access optimized for Blackberrys at only RM58 per month
  • DG Smart Plan for Blackberry, a revolutionary Blackberry postpaid plan with the lowest barrier of entry at only RM58 per month. It combines the BlackBerry Unlimited add-on service with affordable voice calls, SMS and MMS rates. Customers will enjoy attractive rebates of up to 100% off the BlackBerry Unlimited unit price upon reaching RM200 of total usage per month

For more information on DiGi Internet offerings, please visit www.digi.com.my/internet.


About DiGi
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.

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Corporate Communications Department.