MCMC: All 6 Malaysian telcos have started technical tests for 5G network implementation

feat image mcmc 5g dnb.jpg

All telco companies that will be providing 5G services in Malaysia have started technical tests regarding their implementation. This is according to the Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Datuk Mohd Ali Hanafiah Mohd Yunus. 

Of course, those involved are our nation’s main telco providers, namely Maxis, Digi, Celcom, U Mobile, YTL and Telekom Malaysia. As of right now, only YTL through Yes has provided 5G services for consumers in Malaysia through its Infinite plans. 


According to Bernama, Ali Hanafiah elaborated that the technical tests comprise of five phases and that the telcos are now at phase four. Phase five includes aspects of determining the package. 

The MCMC CEO further asserted that 5G services will be offered more widely by the service providers. In fact, most of them have already started providing 5G to closed user groups of their subscribers. 

Previously, all 6 companies agreed to acquire shares in Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) for the 5G network rollout. Today is also an important date for the 5G rollout in our country as it is the deadline for the telcos to agree on the amount to be paid to gain access to the 5G network. 

So, what are your expectations for 5G services in Malaysia? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and stay tuned to TechNave for the latest tech news in Malaysia and beyond!