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Customers may face interruptions in the next 4 months as Celcom upgrades its 4G network


Celcom says they are working towards building the most advanced 4G network in the country. To achieve that, they are undergoing a nationwide modernisation exercise with Ericsson Malaysia and Huawei Technologies. More than 4,600 communication towers will be upgraded with the latest 4G equipment and software.

During the upgrade process between June – September 2016, customers in the Klang Valley may experience interruptions ranging from weaker connections to zero coverage. According to Celcom, the interruptions would occur between 10AM to 5PM and they have contingencies in place to minimise downtime. This would include setting up temporary base stations using “Cells on Wheels” for outdoors and femtocells for indoor usage.

The following is their latest schedule:

9 June
Taman Kosas, Ampang, Bukit Belacan

17 June
Rawang area, Bandar Country Homes, Templer Park, Bandar Tasik Puteri, Sungai Choh
Pandan Indah, Kampung Pandan Dalam, Desa Pandan
Kepong area, Taman Bukit Desa, Taman Ehsan

18 June
Sungai Pelek, Sepang, Taman Bukit Pelandok, Bagan Lalang
Rawang area, Bandar Sungai Buaya, Jalan Batu Arang

21 June
Selayang Baru, Batu Caves,Jinjang Utara, Batu Caves, Gombak,
Taman Pinggiran, Taman Bolton, Bandar Baru Enstek, Labu,
Kampung Gadong Jaya, Taman Seriemas

23 June
Taman Sri Segambut, Taman Sinar Suria, Taman Sejahtera,
Taman SPPK, Jinjang, Jalan ipoh batu 5, Kampung Batu,
Bandar Baru Nilai, Taman Semarak, Desa Cempaka,
Laman Dahlia

24 June
Rawang Country Home, Templer Park, Bdr Tasik Puteri, Sg Choh, Rawang, Bdr Sg Buaya & Jln Bt Arang

25 June
Selayang Baru, Batu Caves, Jinjang Utara, Bandar Baru Enstek, Labu, Kampung Gadong Jaya, Taman Seriemas

27 June
Antara Gapi, Batang Kali, Kuala Kubu Baru, Rasa, Serendah, Keruing, Ulu Selangor, Ulu Yam & Ulu Yam Baru

28 June
UIA, Gombak, MRR2 Gombak, Taman Pelangi, Taman Setapak, Sentul Jaya, UTM Semarak

30 June
Batu Arang, Batu Arang, Bkt Rotan, Felda Gedangsa, Felda Soeharto, Sg Tenggi, Btg Berjuntai & Ijok, Jinjang, Jalan Ipoh Batu 5, Kampung Batu, Wangsa Maju, Setia Wangsa

Celcom assures that the four-month exercise in the Klang Valley will provide customers with a better 4G network which include better connections, no buffering while streaming, faster speeds and seamless 4G signals from outside to inside buildings.

They are allocating RM2 billion into their network across 5 years which will prepare them for 4.5G and eventually it will be a base for future 5G. Celcom aims to achieve 95% 4G LTE coverage by 2020 as part of the government’s requirement.

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For more updates, head over to Celcom’s 4G Modernisation page.

Alexander Wong