Digi 4G LTE coverage now covers the Sarawak towns of Bau and Limbang. The Telco claims that it has a 4G LTE coverage of 58.5% covering populated areas in Sarawak, including 19 cities and major towns.
In Kuching (Sarawak), Digi 4G LTE coverage currently stands at 88.14% of the population while LTE-A population coverage is at 42.12%.
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 4G LTE network now covers 72% of the human population areas in Malaysia, measured at the lowest signal quality of -110dBm. It is now available in 153 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 31% coverage footprint, reaching an average 50% population coverage in key market centres.
Digi’s Chief Network Officer, Kesavan Sivabalan, said, “Bau and Limbang in Sarawak now join the list of towns in Digi’s rollout of 4G LTE after coming in the top 10 of our #DigiWeWant4G Twitter campaign. To date, we have deployed and switched on our 4G LTE infrastructure to serve customers in Setia Alam in the Klang Valley, the northern peninsular towns of Lunas, Batu Gajah, Jejawi and Arau as well as Papar and Tenom in Sabah. We’re pleased to be unveiling the people’s tower and powering up 4G LTE here in Bau and Limbang. We are looking to complete the tenth and final town, Simpang Renggam in Johor, in the coming weeks.”
“The campaign was a great way for us to listen to our customers and is crucial to us as it helps us understand their needs and roll out our network strategically and efficiently while strengthening our coverage position. In Sarawak, we have increased our 4G LTE coverage to 58.5% of populated areas which covers 19 cities and major towns. In Kuching, our 4G LTE coverage currently stands at 88.14% of the population,” he added.
“The people of Bau and Limbang see the value of good 4G LTE coverage and we look forward to bringing them a consistent high-speed digital lifestyle experience on-the-go where they can enjoy high-quality video and music streaming, faster internet browsing as well as social media sharing and more.”