TM And YTL First Operators To Deploy 5G On DNB Network

  • Digital Nasional Malaysia the country’s sole provider of 5G network has onboarded YTL and TM as first operators to deploy 5G in certain areas throughout Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, and Kuala Lumpur.

This is a significant achievement as DNB had assured Malaysians that by the last quarter of 2021 services will be available in Klang Valley. With the launch, the firm is committed to an accelerated schedule to roll out 5G coverage to 80% of the population by 2024.

Telekom Malaysia Berhad via Unifi Mobile and YTL Communications through its telecommunication service Yes, will be the first two operators in the country to provide 5G access to their customers at these selected spots until coverage is widened.

In an event to mark the occasion, DNB Chief Executive Officer Ralph Marshall who welcomed TM and YTL Communications onto the DNB network adding that with both combined base of almost 4.5 million subscribers who use an average monthly data demand of 40-to-50GB per subscriber will now have a chance to access 5G network.

Accordingly, both the companies will be the first to enjoy DNB’s offer of free wholesale 5G services which is extended to all MNOs that are integrated into its network.

Once consumers access the network, they will be able to enjoy an average speed of 100 Mbps on their 5G compatible devices. This means a user at the weakest point of 5G coverage would on average receive 100 Mbps.

Ralph also indicated that they will provide wholesale 5G services to MNOs at a significantly lower cost than their present cost to produce a 4G capacity. This would allow them to offer lower prices to their customers for mobile services, which will include 5G services.

He hopes that the service providers will make available 5G services to their customers with compatible devices within coverage areas.

The MOF listed entity which is the Single Wholesale Network for 5G Meanwhile, has assured that it will not be competing with the industry in providing 5G retail services to end users. Instead, it is complementing efforts by the MNOs with a view to accelerating the adoption of 5G in the country.

Ericsson the sole equipment vendor for DNB added “The network is complemented by end-to-end solutions that are able to manage the unique requirements of a single wholesale network, and this has been proven by the ability to integrate six MNOs onto the DNB Multi-Operator Core Network – a global first, and a major technological milestone for Malaysia,” Hägerbro said.

He was referring to DNB’s ground-breaking MOCN integration demonstration on 10th November 2021, which successfully integrated five MNOs to the DNB 5G Radio Access Network (RAN).

The world leaders in telecommunication hardware and solution reiterated that they will ensure that the DNB network not only becomes a showcase of 5G experience in the region but also serves as a shining example of what technological innovation it can offer.

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