DiGi rolls out HSPA network in Klang Valley

20 Mar 2009

Malaysian cellco, DiGi Telecommunications, which is 49% owned by Norway’s Telenor, has announced that it has launched its HSPA-enabled 3G network in the Klang Valley, Bernama reports. The new service is initially available in Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Sunway and Bangsar, and is expected to expand to other areas of the region within the coming weeks. The new infrastructure will reach Johor Bahru and Kota Kinabula by the end of 2009. The new network offers a theoretical download speed of 14Mbps, but DiGi has said average download speeds will be around 700kbps. DiGi will invest up to MYR400 million (USD110 million) over the next three years on its 3G rollout, and has already spent about MYR100 million of this total, and the operator is aiming to claim a 33% market share of the broadband market within five years.

Malaysia, Digi Telecommunications