Digi expands 4G Plus coverage with its new 900 MHz spectrum

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Digi expands 4G Plus coverage with its new 900 MHz spectrum

Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd today announced that it has activated its 900Mhz spectrum for 4G LTE. The 900Mhz spectrum allows mobile devices signals to reach further from base stations to offer wider coverage on supported mobile devices. Digi’s new frequency started its service on 1 July.

In August 2016, Digi was allocated the 900Mhz (band 8) spectrum by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).  MCMC granted Digi 2x5MHz of 900MHz and 2x20MHz of 1800MHz to be used for 15 years.

There are more than 500 smartphones that supports the LTE 900Mhz frequency band which include Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, iPhone 7/7 Plus/6/6 plus/6s/6s Plus/5S/SE, LG G6, Nokia 3/5/6, Huawei P10/P10 Plus, OnePlus 5 and more.

During a media briefing, Digi’s Chief Technology Officer, Kesavan Sivabalan said: “Internet access is something every Malaysian must have in the palm of their hands. We are passionate about bringing internet for all and now we can achieve a lot more with our wider reach.With our consistent, high speed 4G LTE coverage in rural areas, we hope to inspire more Malaysians to harness the power of the internet and do great things that we can all be proud of.”

Digi’s consistent, high speed 4G LTE network today reaches 86% of Malaysians in 295 cities and major towns while its faster LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network covers 45% of populated areas in the country covering 80 cities and towns.

Mobile signal on the new 900MHz spectrum not only reach further from base stations, but also penetrate walls better to offer stronger indoor coverage. “We listen to what our customers want and indoor coverage is an area for improvement. With the 900MHz spectrum, we are confident of serving our customers better whether they are in the comfort of their living rooms or at work in office buildings,” Kesavan added.

“With our current infrastructure in place, we are looking towards bringing more freedom to our customers so they can enjoy a more comprehensive range of digital offerings that will give them a new sense of freedom on the internet,”added Digi’s Chief Marketing Officer, LohKehJiat, who was also at the media briefing.

 

Digi on the MRT

 

Digi also announced that its network is also available throughout the underground sections of the newly launched MRT line. Members of the media were taken on a journey to test Digi’s network in these sections.

The launch of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line marks a game changer in the country’s transportation landscape. With more Malaysians likely to opt for the convenience of the MRT, Digi has concurrently rolled out its network coverage to reach customers travelling through the underground sections of the track thus offering a seamless, consistent and better high speed 4G Plus network experience.

“Customers can stay connected and reachable at all times while they travel on the MRT. They can continue to stream content like music and videos, play online games or even catch up on the reading their favourite websites. This is just another example of what we mean when we say we have the infrastructure in place to cater to our customers’ ever-changing and evolving digital lifestyles,” Kesavan added.

For more information on Digi’s 4G Plus network coverage, visit digi.my/4GLTE. The general public can also watch Digi’s video explanation of the new 900MHz spectrum on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/AdAjt8mDgAw. Digi’s Freedom to Internet propositions are explained further at digi.my/freedom.