Digi has sort of released their response to Maxis’ claim of having the widest LTE coverage in Malaysia. The argument of who has the widest 4G LTE coverage has been going on back and forth between the two companies and today, Digi has up its ante by increasing their own mobile network coverage to 60%, an extra 5% from Maxis’ latest claim.
Digi increased their original claim of 50% 4G LTE population coverage to 60%. All this is done by providing additional coverage to 52 more townships in just a month’s time. This brings the original amount of 28 major cities and towns under Digi’s 4G LTE coverage to a new total of 80.
Delivered through the 1,800MHz and 2,600MHz spectrums, the company claims that 30% of its network spectrums are overlaid nationwide. Despite the company’s recent service outage, Digi claims that its network speed is consistently over 5mbps 80% of the time.
Not only that, the company has also mentioned that their mobile network towers have a signal strength of -110dBm, which is the minimum received power in a mobile device. The closer the user is to a network tower, the better their mobile network will be. That being said, the closer the user is towards the edge of the signal strength radius, the more likely he or she will have their 4G connection dropped to 3G, or have it transferred to another network tower.
Regarding Maxis’ invitation on the 4G standards, Digi’s Chief Marketing Officer, Christian Thrane has said that Maxis’ invitation is a social media gimmick and Digi will just continue doing what it is already doing – improving its mobile network. There is no official answer to whether or not the company is accepting Maxis’ challenge, but Digi’s claims today do seem to be a response nonetheless.