Digi yesterday has shared several details regarding its 900MHz network which was activated by the telco on 1 July 2017. As you might recall, Digi has received the new portion for its network after the Malaysian government decided to reallocate telco radio spectrums last year.
According to Digi, its 900MHz 4G network has reached 15% of the country’s population which includes 51 cities and towns as well as certain rural areas. Based on the map provided by the telco (shown below), the coverage focuses on Peninsular Malaysia at this moment – although we do notice several areas in Sabah and Sarawak have already been covered by Digi’s 900MHz 4G network as well.
While 15% might look rather small, the telco seems to be quite confident that the 900MHz spectrum will be able to help widen its 4G footprint which stands at 86% population coverage and 295 cities as of Q2 2017. This is mainly due to the fact that the 900MHz spectrum is able to reach further than the telco’s existing 1800MHz and 2600MHz spectrums in addition to stronger indoor coverage.
Meanwhile, Digi has also stated that customers will able to utilize its 4G network within the newly launched MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang line even as they go through the underground section of the service which involve seven stations. That being said, Digi’s coverage within the MRT network is currently being delivered using 2600MHz band and the telco has hinted that it is ready to deploy 900MHz network in MRT soon although in general, we were told that the decision lies in MRT Corp’s hands.
All in all, Digi is once again reassuring its customers that the telco is continuously working to expand and strengthen its network. This is done alongside its effort to come out with attractive services for all its subscribers as well.