Malaysian mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Tune Talk is said to be planning to roll out 4G LTE services for both new and existing customers by the end of 2014, FMT News reports, citing the company’s CEO Jason Lo. However, providing such services to subscribers will, the executive noted, depend on when its network partner Celcom Axiata opens access to its 4G infrastructure. ‘We ride on Celcom’s access network, hence are dependent on their coverage and looking forward in providing LTE to our customers soon,’ Mr Lo was cited as saying.
Meanwhile, with regards to efforts aimed at boosting its subscriber base, Mr Lo said that Tune Talk would look to push new roaming and travel offers, particularly on board AirAsia flights, as well as at ports and airports; such a move, it claimed, would increase visibility to travellers entering Malaysia. In addition, the executive also said: ‘Each year Tune Talk gets more subscribers and we introduce them to the world of Tune Group through our collaboration with AirAsia, Tune Hotel, Tune Money, Tune Insurance, The BIG Points loyalty programme and so forth.’
Tune Talk is majority owned by Celcom and Tune Group, which hold 35% and 25.1% of the virtual operator, respectively. It has been operating over the Celcom network since signing an agreement with the network operator in December 2008.