DiGi to extend nationwide 3G coverage

  • Technology
  • Tuesday, 06 Jul 2010

PETALING JAYA: DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd will be extending its 3G (third-generation) cellular coverage to 50% nationwide by year end, from the current 30%.

It will invest about RM700mil in capital expenditure (capex) this year, with the bulk of that investment earmarked for the expansion of its 3G/mobile Internet coverage.

Henrik Clausen, chief executive officer of DiGi, said that with the improvements in its network, DiGi will extend its 3G coverage in Johor Baru.

“At the same time we plan to improve coverage in our other key areas, such as the Klang Valley, Penang, Ipoh, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu,” he said.

On another matter, Clausen said DiGi would continuously strengthen its foothold in the postpaid cellular service market by leveraging on the increasing adoption of smartphones by Malaysians.

DiGi will continue to encourage social media and mobile broadband adoption among Malaysians by offering useful applications, attractive pricing and good user experiences.

As of the first quarter of this year, DiGi has 1.27 million postpaid service subscribers and 6.68 million prepaid customers.

++++ www.digi.com.my

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