26 June 2015

Penang gets 4G LTE services from Digi

Digi launches 4G LTE in Penang, bringing quality, high-speed Internet to more Malaysians. From left: Digi’s Chief Network Officer Kesavan Sivabalan, Siew Chee Kong, Digi’s Head of Northern Region, Ismail Othman, Regional Head of SKMM Northern, Albern Murty, Digi’s Chief Executive Officer, and YB Chow Kon Yeow, Penang State Executive Councillor for Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation.

Digi Telecommunications (Digi) has introduced expanded LTE services in Penang, enabling more Malaysians in the north of the peninsula to enjoy the benefits of consistent, high-speed Internet connectivity.

Officiating the launch, YB Chow Kon Yeow, Penang State Executive Councillor for Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation said the state government appreciates Digi’s commitment to provide affordable access to high quality telecommunications services in the state, including the latest LTE services.

“We welcome Digi's efforts to bring fast, reliable mobile Internet services to Penangites, and opening up new ways for them to benefit from greater access to knowledge, information and economic prospects. In Penang, Internet on-the-go benefits not only residents but also tourists who will enjoy having consistent, high-speed Internet connectivity to help them navigate our historic streets and learn about Penang with the variety of mobile apps available. The introduction of LTE services like these support our ambitions for greater digital inclusion within the state, and drive the development of a progressive, digitally savvy Penang,” Chow said.

Albern Murty, Digi's Chief Executive Officer said, "As the fastest growing LTE network in the country, we will not decrease our momentum in enabling mobile internet connectivity for every Malaysian. Our focus is to ensure every customer, regardless of Internet experience, will have access to quality, relevant and affordable Internet services. We are offering 4G LTE services via a wide range of affordable smartphone bundles to fit different usage patterns."

In Penang, Digi has a 3G footprint of 99% and LTE population coverage of 66% with plans to expand to more areas in Perak, Perlis and Kedah. Digi's LTE services are currently also available in the Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Labuan, Kuching, Miri, Bintulu, Langkawi, Kampar and Port Dickson.