Jendela to provide 4G mobile broadband 96.9% of populated areas in Malaysia


We may no longer be able to complain about the lack of 4G coverage in the future. The government is planning to build a national digital network called Jalinan Digital Negara, otherwise known as Jendela, which aims to provide a central 4G mobile broadband network to populated areas.

According to our Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Jendela will be able to provide 4G to 96.9% of populated areas in Malaysia. Once this project is completed, our government will have a network backbone that can be transitioned into a 5G one in the future. In the meanwhile, the network speed is expected to increase from 25Mbps to 35Mbps.

The network will also be able to provide Internet access to 7.5 million premises. East Malaysia is expected to benefit the most from the project, with a total of 1018 towers to be constructed in Sabah and Sarawak, as well as upgrades to 1901 communication transmitting devices. Local commercial service provides are als expected to set up 49 new towers, upgrade 825 communication transmitting devices, and provide fibre optics connection to 43013 more premises.

This project will be executed in multiple phases between this year and 2022, with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in charge of the project. Overall, it's good news as it means we can expect better broadband speeds and coverage in the future. With that said, what do you think of the news? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to for more news.