Starting 15 Dec, you can get access to 5G network in Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and select areas of Kuala Lumpur.
Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) made the announcement that users can try out 5G, besides offering telcos free access to the service.
The free access will last till 31 Mar 2022, where other telcos are expected to sign the deal with DNB.
Other companies like Celcom, Digi, Maxis, U Mobile and YTL have yet to make any headway in signing the deal.
Right now, TM is the only service provider that has signed the deal with DNB allowing UniFi Mobile Postpaid customers with 5G devices to utilise the new network.
DNB then added that the Reference Access Offer (RAO) is almost complete and they are expecting the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commissions (MCMC) to approve then give feedback from the industry.
Post-approval, DNB will finalise negotiations with the service providers on penning the wholesale agreement by March 2022.
The company also stated that any service provider that signs the agreement before the end of March 2022 will receive further free access to 5G service as more sites receive the service.
There are plans to cover 10% of Malaysia’s population soon with 5G available in some parts of Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, and Kuala Lumpur by the end of the year. In 2022, this number is expected to hit 40%.
Fortunately for DNB, they are the only 5G provider and all telcos will have to sign the wholesale agreement to be able to offer their customers access to the network.
The manner in which DNB will make 5G accessible to all telcos is to use Multi-Operator Core Network (MOCN) which telcos share towers, frequency spectrum, base stations, and backhaul to reduce duplication of networks.