Celcom ready to roll out 5G upon securing suitable spectrum

10 Jul 2020

Malaysian mobile operator Celcom is reportedly prepared to deploy 5G technology commercially, pending the allocation of suitable frequencies. The Edge Markets reports Celcom’s chief executive Idham Nawawi as saying that his company has – among other things – already upgraded its core network to accommodate the next generation of mobile broadband technology, while stating it would be ‘just a matter of months’ before its 5G service could be made available to consumers once it has suitable frequencies.

‘We have upgraded our core network to be ready so we just need to add the capacity of the core network … We still have some other areas to work on of course, but we will be ready to roll out the service soon after we get the green light from [the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission]. Of course, other factors in the process such as ordering and delivery of equipment have to take into account,’ he said.

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