Digi enhances indoor coverage with new 900MHz spectrum


  • TECH
  • Monday, 24 Jul 2017

Digi chief marketing officer Loh Keh Jiat and Kesavan briefing the media on the 900MHz spectrum rollout and the telco's network population coverage for 4G LTE and LTE-Advanced. — Digi

Digi says its customers will now be able to enjoy improved indoor coverage and consistent high speed Internet experience with the newly activated 900MHz spectrum.

The low band spectrum allows mobile phone signals to travel further from base stations and penetrate walls better.

“We listen to what our customers want and indoor coverage is an area for improvement,” said Digi chief technology officer Kesavan Sivabalan.

“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 the office buildings.”

Activated on July 1, the 4G 900MHz network currently covers about 15% of the population. Kesavan said the telco will focus on key business and housing areas.

Digi will be rolling out the 900MHz progressively throughout Malaysia, with the focus on key business and housing areas.
Digi will be rolling out the 900MHz progressively throughout Malaysia, with a focus on key business and housing areas.

Those on the go are also not forgotten as Digi also announced the availability of its network throughout the underground sections of tracks and stations along the Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT line.

Although coverage along the MRT line is currently using the 2,600MHz spectrum, the company said it plans to eventually upgrade that to the 900MHz spectrum.

With underground network coverage, customers will be able to stay connected and reachable at all times while travelling, according to the company.

"Customers can continue to stream content like music and videos, play online games or even catch up on reading their favourite websites," added Kesavan.

At the same event, Digi also shared the latest update on its network coverage nationwide.

Its 4G LTE network currently covers 295 cities and major towns, reaching 86% of the population in those areas.

Meanwhile, its higher speed LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network covers 45% of populated areas in the country, encompassing 80 cities and towns, according to Digi.

For more information on Digi's 4G Plus network coverage, go to digi.my/4GLTE.

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