Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd today announced it has rolled out its high speed 4G LTE network in Jejawi (Perlis), Lunas (Kedah), Arau (Perlis) and Batu Gajah (Perak) to complete the four northern towns of the top 10 as voted by Malaysians part of the Digi 4G LTE Twitter campaign.
The Telco did not disclose how much Digi 4G LTE coverage it has in Jejawi (Perlis), Lunas (Kedah), Arau (Perlis) and Batu Gajah (Perak) however said that it now has 64% human population 4G LTE coverage in northern Malaysia covering 34 major cities, districts and towns.
Digi’s Head of Northern Region, Siew Chee Kong said, “Following up from our 4G LTE rollout in Setia Alam in the Klang Valley, we are now happy to announce that we’ve completed the rollout in the four towns up north where Malaysians have tweeted their desire for Digi’s 4G LTE coverage in their areas. As of this week, we have deployed and switched on our 4G LTE infrastructure to serve customers in Lunas, Batu Gajah, Jejawi and Arau. In total for the northern region, we now have 64% population coverage of our high speed 4G LTE network serving customers in 34 cities, districts and towns.”
“The #DigiWeWant4G campaign was a great way for us to listen to our customers. Their input is crucial to us as it helps us understand their needs and roll out our network strategically and efficiently while strengthening our coverage position,” he added.
“We wanted to give our customers a special Chinese New Year surprise and what better way than to gift 4G LTE – that’s why we’re powering-up 4G LTE in Lunas and three other towns today. We’re calling these the people’s towers since they were voted for by customers through Twitter,” Siew said.
“We are excited that Malaysians see the value of good 4G LTE coverage, and look forward to see Digi customers enjoy a consistent high-speed internet experience on-the-go with for all they want to do: high-quality video and music streaming, faster sharing on social media and internet browsing, and more. We will bring 4G LTE to all Top 10 areas in 2016.”
In mid-November, Digi launched an online campaign for customers to help rollout its network by nominating their town of choice to be the next in line to get 4G LTE service. The campaign let customers highlight locations they wish to enjoy high-speed internet coverage by tweeting the location name. Digi then promised to expand its 4G LTE network to the top 10 most voted areas, in addition to its original network rollout plan. The campaign concluded on 15 December 2015.
In no particular order, the Top 10 most voted areas for Digi 4G LTE coverage are:
- Setia Alam, Selangor
- Jejawi, Perlis
- Lunas, Kedah
- Arau, Perlis
- Batu Gajah, Perak
- Limbang, Sarawak
- Papar, Sabah
- Tenom, Sabah
- Bau, Sarawak
- Simpang Renggam, Johor
Digi’s 4G LTE network has a 65% population coverage in Malaysia, measured at the lowest signal quality of -110dBm. It is available in 131 major cities and towns, with key market centres averaging 95% population coverage. Digi has also switched on its 4G LTE-Advanced (4G LTE-A) network nationwide with a 28.8% coverage footprint, reaching an average 50% population coverage in key market centres.
In addition to delivering 4G LTE and 4G LTE-A services, Digi is already working to bring Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) and Voice-over-WiFi (VoWiFi) services, and compatible 4G LTE smartphones to customers in 2016. VoLTE will improve call experiences for customers with higher quality audio, faster call connections and simultaneous use of data, while VoWiFi will help customers enjoy improved indoor coverage, Digi said.