KUALA LUMPUR: Mobile community operators (MNOs) Celcom Axiata Bhd, Digi Tele-communications Sdn Bhd, Maxis Bhd and U Mobile Sdn Bhd have continued to ship targets for the cellular sector below the Jalinan Digital Negara (Jendela) programme, and are on monitor to increase 4G protection to 96.9%.
In a joint assertion, the MNOs mentioned they’ve collectively exceeded key 2021 targets together with 4G protection, base station upgrades, and new 4G towers constructed.
“This progress underscores the strong track record of collaboration between operators, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), and related agencies to provide wider coverage and better quality of broadband experience for the people,” it mentioned.
Jendela’s achievements from the MNOs in 2021 included 13,807 base station upgrades to 4G and 250 new 4G towers for protection enlargement to achieve 95.4% 4G inhabitants protection, exceeding 2021 targets.
The Jendela map positioned at http://jendela.my permits cellular customers to additionally submit suggestions, examine their protection, and think about community studies from fellow customers, amongst others.
Meanwhile, with a long time of mixed experience and provide chains, the collaboration between the MNOs has been instrumental in enabling higher cellular protection rollout, significantly in collectively addressing the problem of rolling out cellular infrastructure in rural and distant areas.
Infrastructure, tower and bandwidth sharing amongst cellular operators is frequent and extensively practised in Malaysia since 2005, and in radio community sharing from the times of 2G home roaming (voice) for bandwidth capability to 3G sharing (voice and information) and at present 4G multi operator core community. — Bernama