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DNB Welcomes Decision by the Government to Retain Single Wholesale Network for National 5G Deployment
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March 18, 2022 News

 

Digital Nasional Berhad (“DNB”) welcomes the decision by the Government of Malaysia to retain the 5G Single Wholesale Network (“SWN”) model for national 5G deployment, with an offer for telecommunications companies (“Telcos”) to subscribe for equity stakes in DNB.

DNB is pleased that the Government has reaffirmed that the current “cost-recovery,” “supply-led” SWN model being implemented by DNB is best suited to accelerating deployment of the national 5G network and encouraging its adoption by the Rakyat.This is consistent with the country’s digital economy aspirations and positions Malaysia as an attractive destination for the global investor.

We look forward to engaging with the Telcos to discuss and agree all aspects related to the proposed equity participation in DNB. DNB will work with our stakeholders and the Telcos to deliver fair, equal and affordable access to high quality 5G services for the benefit of the Rakyat, with an objective to achieve 80% coverage of populated areas by 2024.

DNB will be extending its ongoing commercial pilot to 30 June 2022, to facilitate a seamless transition for Telcos that have yet to sign up. The commercial pilot, which commenced on the 15th of December 2021 and is due to conclude on the 31st of March 2022, will allow Telcos to access the network without charge, to provide 5G experiences to their end users.

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