PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s 5G network has achieved 50% coverage of populated areas with the rollout of 3,900 5G-enabled sites as at the end of 2022, says Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB).
In a statement, DNB said 5G services in the country now has a potential reach of 15 million users, with the capacity to reach more than 30 million people and businesses once it is fully deployed.
DNB said it was now focused on achieving its next target of covering 80% of populated areas by the end of 2024, if not sooner.
“DNB has achieved more than 90% coverage of populated areas throughout Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Selangor as well as some 50% across cities and towns in Johor, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan.
“All other states are in various stages of deployment and, together with the aforementioned states, are expected to achieve full network deployment in 2024, if not earlier,” DNB said.
DNB, which is 100% owned by the Ministry of Finance Incorporated (Mof Inc), is responsible for building and managing the 5G network and acts as the single wholesale provider of 5G services.