Digi chooses ZTE for nationwide RAN upgrade

Digi chooses ZTE for nationwide RAN upgrade

Malaysian operator Digi Telecommunications announced it chose ZTE to supply equipment for its nationwide network modernisation project, as part of plans to prepare for a commercial 5G launch.

Digi said in a statement the deal was part of plans to continually enhance its network capacity and “deliver improved user experience” and futureproofing its network.

The deal involves ZTE upgrading Digi sites across Malaysia to the latest 5G technology over the next few years.

Digi CTO Kesavan Sivabalan said modernising the operator’s network with the latest RAN equipment will deliver an efficient network through improved speed, efficiency critical for day-to-day operations.

ZTE managing director Steven Ge hailed the vendor’s decade-long partnership with Digi, and pledged “we will continue to support Digi’s goal to connect customers through a high-quality network. Post modernisation, Digi will have a highly-efficient 5G-enabled network.”

The modernisation project will see Digi’s RAN equipped with the latest technology to support higher throughput and lower latency. It will also enable the network to activate new features such as dynamic spectrum sharing, multi-carrier aggregation, higher-order MIMO, and cellular IoT, catering for future-readiness and the eventual adoption of 5G technologies.

The operator pledged customers will be able to see an “enhanced online experience” in activities such as video conferencing, online gaming or video streaming.

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