Alongside its newly revamped postpaid plans, DiGi today has also shared some updates on its LTE expansion even though it has just released such statistics two weeks ago. Despite the narrow time gap, it seems like the telco has increases its LTE footprint quite rapidly.
According to the telco’s statement, DiGi’s LTE now covers 72% of populated areas in Malaysia which apparently equals to 150 major cities and towns across the country. At the same time, DiGi also stated that its LTE-A coverage is now serving 31% of Malaysians but the telco somehow didn’t specify which new areas that have been deployed with LTE-A.
As a comparison, two weeks ago the company announced that its LTE network has covered 131 major cities and towns in Malaysia or around 65% population coverage while its LTE-A has a 28% coverage footprint. Not surprisingly, DiGi has again mentioned its intention to roll out Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) and Voice-over-WiFi (VoWiFi) within this year.
All in all, it is always good to see telcos working continuously to expand their coverage and add new tech into their network. For DiGi, the rapid expansion might able to help the telco push its new postpaid plans to customers. However, let’s just hope that DiGi doesn’t forget to monitor and improves the quality of its network along the way as well.