The 5G Dual Network Implementation Task Force expects to finalise talks with telcos on 5G access issues by the end of the month.
They will be focusing on resolving issues related to the access agreement between the mobile network operators (MNO) and Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB) and also their respective equity participation in DNB.
The task force released a statement saying that an immediate decision to resolve the 5G access agreement between the service providers and DNB will enable telcos like Maxis to offer 5G service packages to users.
Co-Chairmen Datuk Johan Mahmood Merican and Datuk Mohamad Fauzi Md Isa were quoted by Berita Harian saying that the two main issues will be discussed in more detail and are expected to be finalised as early as the end of June 2023.
The statement further mentioned that the equity participation by service providers in DNB will support the development of the 5G network by DNB until it reaches 80% coverage in populated areas by the end of 2023.
Users will continue to enjoy the existing 5G services that they are subscribed to by service providers during this transition period as guaranteed by the government before. It is hoped that with the commitment given by all parties involved, 5G services will continue to be widely provided at a reasonable rate for the people.5G Dual Network Implementation Task Force Co-Chairmen Datuk Johan Mahmood Merican and Datuk Mohamad Fauzi Md Isa
The second meeting of the Malaysian 5G Dual Network Implementation Task Force on 1 June agreed on the structure of the task force which includes five working groups consisting of the Malaysian Ministry of Finance (MOF), the Ministry of Communications and Digital (KKD), the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM), DNB and service providers.