Photo - (From left) Digi's Chief Network Officer Kesavan Sivabalan; Y.B. Chow Kon Yeow, Penang State Executive Councillor for Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation; Murty, Digi's Chief Executive Officer; En. Ismail Othman, Regional Head of SKMM Northern; and Siew Chee Kong, Digi's Head of Northern Region.
The activation by Digi Telecommunications (Digi) of its new 4G LTE service in Penang will bring the benefits of consistent, high-speed internet connectivity to the state, said local government.
Officiating the launch in Penang, Y.B. Chow Kon Yeow, Penang State executive councillor for Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation said the state government appreciated Digi's commitment to "provide affordable access to high quality telecommunications services in the state, including the latest LTE services."
Chow said, "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," he said.
"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.
Momentum will continue
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."
Digi chief network officer Kesavan Sivabalan said Digi's 4G LTE will give customers an enhanced internet experience with faster HD video and music streaming, video chatting, and downloading of apps and sharing on social media.
"Digi's aggressive LTE rollout places deep emphasis on both expanded coverage and improving network quality to provide all Malaysians with the best for internet experience, "said Sivabalan.
In Penang, Digi has a 3G footprint of 99 percent and LTE population coverage of 66 percent 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.
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