5G coverage in populated areas at 68.8%

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 5,724 sites were developed by Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB), comprising 68.8% coverage of the populated areas as at Aug 31, 2023, says Deputy Communications and Digital Minister Teo Nie Ching.

She said the implementation of 5G services is actively being carried out nationwide by DNB to ensure that the people will benefit faster from it.

“The government, through the Communications and Digital Ministry and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, is actively implementing the National Digital Interconnection Plan to provide better Internet access in populated areas in the cities, rural and interior areas,” Teo said.

As at the second quarter of 2023, a total of 1,996 new communication towers were completed and operational, out of the planned 3,830. — Bernama

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