Friday, March 24, 2023

Digi 4G LTE service now in Sarawak, promises 5Mbps at 80% of the time

Digi Telecommunications (Digi) announced that its 4G LTE service is now available in Sarawak, in the areas of Kuching, Miri and Bintulu.

From Left: ?Christian Thrane, Digi Chief Marketing Officer; Benny? Wee, Digi ?Head of ?Sarawak Region; ?YB ?Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom and ?Loh Keh Jiat, Digi Chief Sales Officer

The 3rd largest Telco in the country in terms of subscribers said that it currently has a LTE population coverage of 72% in Kuching, with plans to expand to more areas in Kuching, Miri, Bintulu, Sibu and Samarahan, bringing the company’s LTE footprint Sarawak to 42% and total 3G coverage in the state to 71% by year-end.

Digi hosted a three-day roadshow at Plaza Merdeka (Kuching) where customers can sign-up for the new range of LTE postpaid DG Smart Plans, iDiGi Plans and Broadband plans. For this three-day duration, existing Digi prepaid and postpaid customers can begin enjoying 4G LTE on their LTE-enabled devices with a free LTE SIM upgrade redeemable at the roadshow itself.

Loh Keh Jiat, Digi’s Chief Sales Officer said that Digi was excited to bring 4G LTE services to a key market like Sarawak, citing that internet-savvy Sarawakians were among the highest data users on its network. “We have fast tracked the expansion of our best for internet network to cater to this rapidly growing demand for always-on, high-speed data connectivity. We have grown our 3G coverage to 86%, and LTE footprint to 32% of populated areas nationwide, while focusing on delivering a quality, consistent internet experience to customers with a wide variety of products and services at all price points.”

He said that with Digi’s 4G LTE, customers will enjoy a consistent internet experience of more than 5Mbps, 80% of the time. “Customers will experience the higher capacity and brisker speeds in the form of faster HD video and music streaming, smoother video chatting, downloading apps and sharing on social media will be instant, and the difference when connecting your laptop with your smartphone hotspot.”

“We want as many people to benefit from what LTE has to offer. Today, all our prepaid and postpaid customers can enjoy LTE on the wide-range of LTE plans we are introducing, paired with the latest suite of LTE-enabled devices, both big and small screens, to fit different customer usage patterns,” said Loh.

Digi is the last Telco in the country (among the 4 Telcos) to enable 4G LTE service for prepaid customers.

In addition to Kuching, Miri and Bintulu, Digi’s 4G LTE services are currently available in the Klang Valley, Penang, Kampar, Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Labuan and Langkawi. The company said it plans to progressively grow its footprint nationwide, focusing on areas where it sees a strong demand for LTE services and availability of devices, and where it can make a real difference in delivering Internet for all Malaysians.

Digi’s nationwide 4G LTE human population coverage is currently at 32% while 3G is at 86%.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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