Mixed views on 5G plan

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PETALING JAYA: There are mixed reactions from mobile players to the plan of having a single entity or consortium with multiple licensees handling all the infrastructure needs for 5G and some are surprised that the 700MHz band will be used for the deployment of the next generation telecommunication service.

“Celcom Axiata Bhd has always believed that collaboration is the way forward for the industry to explore a coordinated and efficient 5G deployment, and the 5G consortium is an option that we are open to, ’’ said Celcom chief executive officer Idham Nawawi.

Al-Ishsal Ishak: It is not our intention for one party to take the lead or control the consortium.Al-Ishsal Ishak: It is not our intention for one party to take the lead or control the consortium.

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