Mobile data on smartphones are crucial these days and telcos around the world are offering more data to keep up with rising demand. Over the years, the cost of data has come down significantly while telcos have continued with their expansion of their 4G coverage.
So which telco has the best network in the country? If you’re curious, OpenSignal has published its latest findings in its State of Mobile Networks: Malaysia report that’s dated October 2017.
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The 2nd phase of the MRT Line 1 is now open and this includes an underground section that goes through the heart of KL city. When Digi invited us for a 4G Underground MRT challenge earlier this week, we thought why not we test out 4 of our big telcos in Malaysia? So we did.
Beginning this month, Digi has started rolling out more 4G coverage with its newly acquired 900MHz spectrum. As the network continues to expand, Digi currently claims to have 86% nationwide population coverage with 4G LTE.
As Digi expands its 4G network, they have not forgotten its users that spend most of their time indoors. If you’ve been having poor signal at home or while at work, that will soon change in the second half of 2017.
Digi has finally jumped on the VoLTE (Voice over LTE) bandwagon which promises higher voice quality and quicker connectivity. It is now available in areas that are covered by Digi’s 4G LTE network.
Postpaid plans in Malaysia are getting cheaper with competitive telcos dishing out more data for your money. Apart from cost, another crucial factor to consider is network quality. What’s the point of getting loads of data on the cheap if you can’t use it when you needed it the most?
4G LTE was introduced in Malaysia back in 2013 and currently we have 4 major LTE telcos – Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile. To find out which network is best, OpenSignal has just published a State of Mobile Networks report specifically for Malaysia. The findings were derived from a data sample size of close to 40 million that were contributed by 21,109 OpenSignal app users in Malaysia between 1 December 2015 to 29 February 2016.
The postpaid space is heating up lately with greater deals and promotions. Following its time limited SmartPlan 75 promo, Digi has announced its new postpaid plan that’s now simply called Digi postpaid.
You still get the choice between more internet or more calls and text, but they have enhanced their plans with more internet up to 20GB per month. On top of that, they have also introduced internet rollover, which allows you to carry forward unused internet quota to the following month.
Playing with Pandora’s box has its ramifications and once you release statements/claims, you’d better be ready to face your critics. Following the onslaught of who’s the “best”, “widest” and “fastest” 4G LTE network, Maxis aims to put this issue to bed by releasing company data on how they classify their 4G LTE network. Moreover, the green coloured telco has also proposed to have a forum with two of its competitors to talk about the state of 4G LTE in Malaysia.
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Last month, two telcos made bold claims to have managed to hit at least 50% population coverage for 4G LTE – Digi (50%) and Maxis (55%). Issuing the who’s better statements within a short period, the two have been bitten by a bug to prove who has the true widest 4G LTE network. Question is, when telcos claim to have the widest coverage would you gauge it based on population percentile or percentage of coverage areas? Who sets the standards? And most important of all, does it matter?
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What does it take to be the widest 4G LTE network? Well apparently if you can connect every 1 in 2 Malaysians, it’ll earn you the title. Digi has managed to surpass their 45% network coverage year-end target by 5% and their network is currently able to support that 50% of the population on their high-speed internet service.