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#TECH: Digi strengthens 4G LTE network in northern region

New Straits Times logo New Straits Times 27/11/2020 BOTS team
a person wearing a helmet: Digi’s 4G LTE and LTE-A network now covers 92 percent and 73 percent of the population respectively in the northern states. © Provided by New Straits Times Digi’s 4G LTE and LTE-A network now covers 92 percent and 73 percent of the population respectively in the northern states.

SUBANG JAYA: Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) said it has strengthened its 4G LTE network coverage in Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis.

According to the company, with the new sites rolled out as well as upgrades on existing sites completed recently, its 4G LTE and LTE-A network now covers 92 percent and 73 percent of the population respectively in the northern states.

It also said the network coverage enhancements effort underscores its commitment to support the Government in achieving the aspirations set out in the National Digital Network Plan, or Jalinan Digital Negara (Jendela).

Digi's chief technology officer, Kesavan Sivabalan, said the company has completed about 85 percent of its targeted deployment and upgrades for the northern region planned for the year, and is working towards completing the remaining sites by year-end.

"These are our ongoing efforts in ensuring that we continue to provide consistent and quality digital connectivity to all. We are building new sites, as well as upgrading and modernising our existing sites, using the latest technology to boost capacity and improve both outdoor and indoor coverage, ultimately delivering an overall improved quality of experience for our customers," he said.

Newly deployed and newly upgraded sites are also using the latest radio equipment with 5G-ready baseband units and 5G-ready platform, allowing 5G services to be enabled with a simple upgrade in time to come.

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