Malaysia strikes deal for wholesale 5G access

Malaysia strikes deal for wholesale 5G access

Malaysia’s communications minister revealed the government has reached a deal outlining stakes in its wholesale 5G company Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) for the nation’s five MNOs.

Fahmi Fadzil said in a statement the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s ‘5G Task Force’ worked on striking a deal with CelcomDigi, Maxis, Telekom Malaysia, U Mobile and YTL Communications.

The MNOs are all processing and finalising their shares in DNB.

Maxis was the last operator to sign up for the government’s controversial singular 5G network plan, having agreed to join its rivals earlier this month. 5G services are expected to launch sometime after Q3 from Maxis.

Fadzil stated the government is targeting to deploy 5G coverage to 80% of the population by the end of the year. 

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