Digi activates 4G LTE in Penang

Home
Press Release
June 25, 2015
https://digi.com.my/media/articleURLhereWhichCanbeReallyLong

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION

Digi activates 4G LTE in Penang
Introducing affordable access to quality, high-speed internet for data-loving Penangites

PENANG, 26 June 2015- Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) today introduced its expanded LTE service in Penang, enabling more Malaysians in the north of the peninsula to enjoy the benefits of consistent, high-speed internet connectivity. The launch reflects Digi's continued commitment to growing its LTE footprint nationwide as the fastest growing network in the country.

Officiating the launch today, Y.B. Chow Kon Yeow, Penang State Executive Councillor for Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation said the state government appreciates Digi's commitment to provide affordable access to high quality telecommunications services in the state, including the latest LTE services.

"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. 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

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. We are offering 4G LTE services via a wide range of affordable smartphone bundles to fit different usage patterns."

Meanwhile, Digi's Chief Network Officer Kesavan Sivabalan said Digi's 4G LTE will give customers the best for internet experience with faster HD video and music streaming, smoother video chatting, and instant downloading of apps and sharing on social media. He said 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.

In Penang, Digi has a 3G footprint of 99% and LTE population coverage of 66% 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.

Digi will be hosting a 3-day roadshow starting today at Gurney Paragon, where customers can sign-up for the new range of LTE postpaid DG Smart Plans, iDigi Plans and Broadband plans. Smart device options range from premium devices like the iPhone 6 to more affordable ones such as the Lenovo A606, Meizu MX 4 and Honor 6, available for free with selected DG Smart Plans. Existing Digi prepaid and postpaid customers can begin enjoying LTE on their LTE-enabled devices with a free LTE SIM upgrade redeemable at the roadshow.

Customers will also enjoy Digi's special 20th Anniversary RM1 million prizes giveaway for new and existing Digi customers who sign-up or purchase items at the roadshow. Additional 20th anniversary promotions for Digi postpaid customers include up to RM240 rebate for 12 months or select range of free smartphones for new DG SmartPlan sign-ups; up to RM60 rebate for DG Smart Family plan sign-ups for 12 months, and friends who switch to Digi will get up to RM200 extra rebates. Enterprise customers will also enjoy free MobiFis, smartphones and data for selected Biz Plus plans.

For more information on Digi's affordable products, plans and bundles, visit: www.digi.com.my