Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) is offering free 5G for Telekom Malaysia’s UniFi Mobile and YTL’s Yes customers in the Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and Kuala Lumpur areas starting today till 31 March 2022.
Companies that signed the 5G wholesale deal will get free coverage as more locations are expected to get 5G by March 2022.
Users will get enjoy average speeds of at least 100Mbps with DNB’s 5G network.
Meanwhile, the big four private mobile telcos – Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile – have yet to sign the wholesale deal or participate in the 5G free trial.
According to a Reuters report, they have given their proposal of creating two wholesale networks via a consortium to the government.
DNB’s CEO Ralph Marshall says they are not competing with the industry in providing 5G service to users and he instead wants DNB to complement telcos to accelerate 5G adoption.
The government is expected to come to a decision on the deployment of 5G services by January 2022 which opens an avenue for telcos to find an alternative rollout method.