Yesterday, we reported that Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) said that Malaysia’s 5G network has achieved almost 50% coverage of populated areas (COPA) and is on track to reach 80% coverage by the end of 2024.
However, Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil tweeted that DNB didn’t provide any explanation of how they reached those numbers and that its report was also not verified by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
Fahmi also urged DNB to refrain from publishing any more information before going through verification by MCMC.
DNB claims that the 5G network currently reaches around 15 million people and when fully deployed, it will reach over 30 million people and businesses.
DNB also added that they have achieved over 90% coverage in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Selangor and around 50% coverage in Johor, Malacca, and Negeri Sembilan.