U Mobile, another 3G operator in Malaysia has extended its existing domestic roaming agreement with Celcom Axiata for another 3 years. Being one of the youngest telco, U Mobile has limited 3G coverage within the Klang Valley, Ipoh, Seremban and Johor. In areas where U Mobile doesn’t cover, it uses Celcom’s nationwide coverage but only for voice and sms. However it was mentioned that data service might be introduced on Domestic roaming later this year. We believe speeds while on domestic roaming would be EDGE or GPRS.
The agreement with Celcom was first signed in 2007, making it the first ever nationwide Domestic Roaming partnership in Malaysia. Then in December last year, U Mobile signed another domestic roaming agreement with DiGi which some expected this as a replacement for Celcom. With the recent announcement of extending agreement with Celcom, we wonder what happened to the roaming agreement with DiGi?
Read more on the DR extension here.
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