Malaysia’s Digi Telecommunications has confirmed the rollout of its LTE network in Lunas, Batu Gajah, Jejawi and Arau, after the four northern towns were voted for by the public to receive coverage as part the cellco’s ‘You Tweet, We Build’ campaign. As per the campaign, launched back in November 2015, DiGi had said it would roll out its 4G infrastructure to the top ten locations selected by the public, in addition to its original network construction plan.
MIS Asia cited Digi’s head of Northern Region, Siew Chee Kong, as saying of the development: ‘Following up from our 4G LTE rollout in Setia Alam in the Klang Valley, we are now happy to announce that we’ve completed the rollout in the four towns up north where Malaysians have tweeted their desire for Digi’s 4G LTE coverage in their areas … In total for the northern region, we now have 64% population coverage of our high speed 4G LTE network serving customers in 34 cities, districts and towns.’
Meanwhile, the report notes that in national terms DiGi’s 4G infrastructure is now available to approximately 65% of the population, with LTE access in 131 major cities and towns, with ‘key market centres’ averaging 95% population coverage. Further, with DiGi having also now introduced LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology it has said this technology is available to 28.8% of the nation’s population, reaching an average 50% population coverage in key market centres. Looking to the future, DiGi has said it is aiming to introduce voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) and voice-over-WiFi (VoWiFi) services this year.