The 5G network coverage in populated areas in Malaysia has reached 76.1% as of 30 November.
The next step after signing the SSA is for these telcos to help DNB complete the 5G implementation process to reach 80% coverage.
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While the 4G internet coverage, as of October, has reached 99.85%
Five telcos – CelcomDigi, Maxis, Telekom Malaysia, U Mobile, and YTL Communications are expected to sign the agreement.
In Malaysia, internet coverage for populated areas is at 97.03%, 5G coverage has reached 73% of the population.
The Comms and Digital Ministry is working with MCMC to make sure that telcos will listen to their request about making 5G free for all.
The Comms and Digital Minister says the nation is on track to achieve 80% coverage by the end of the year.
The Deputy Comms and Digital Minister says the government has not imposed any conditions on service provider companies to select network hardware vendors.