DNB: 5G network discussions still ongoing, no sign-ups so far as RAO yet to be published

People using their mobile phones at a university in Semenyih, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. DNB was clarifying the facts following a recent article on the 5G rollout in Malaysia by Reuters, claiming none of the telcos have agreed to use the government’s 5G network yet due to transparency and pricing issues. — Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR: Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB) has clarified that its discussions on the 5G rollout with telcommunication providers (telcos) are still ongoing and there have been no sign-ups so far as the Reference Access Offer (RAO) has yet to be published.

The country’s sole 5G wholesale service provider expects the RAO, which has to be published in accordance with the Mandatory Standards of Access, would be finalised by end-November upon the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) approval.

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