CelcomDigi nears halfway mark in nationwide network integration, modernisation programme

CelcomDigi nears halfway mark in nationwide network integration, modernisation programme
  • Modernised over 7, 200 websites as at ending April 2024
  • By ending June, CelcomDigi expects to had exceeded the 50 % implementation mark in 4 says

CelcomDigi nears halfway mark in nationwide network integration, modernisation programme

In its three-year post-merger transformation journey, CelcomDigi Berhad completed 44 % of its nationwide network integration and modernization ( NIM ) program on time. &nbsp,

The telecom company announced in a statement that it had updated over 7,200 websites as of April 2024, giving customers in post-consolidation areas improved download speeds by 20 % to 26 % and improved signal strength by 13 % to 16 %. One year after the start of the NIM program, the company hopes to have passed the 50 % and 60 % completion mark, including the exercise in Penang, by the end of June.

The company launched the complete- level integration and reform program in June 2023, committing an expense of US$ 842 million ( RM4 billion ) in capital expenditure to create Malaysia’s leading online network, with an end state of 18, 000 5G- ready sites. &nbsp,

This network adheres to the most recent international standards for cyber security, according to CelcomDigi, and is built on the highest design standards to enable Indonesian businesses and consumers to move toward a secure 5G connected future and accelerate enterprise digitalization and innovation in the nation. It offers consistent higher speeds, reliability, widest coverage, improved overhead, and reliability.

To provide finish- to- close 4G and 5G communication services for customers, the firm has modernised the network with 5G- available equipment. Now, 86 % of its finish- state sites are 5G- prepared, with the aim to finish site upgrades in line with the broader global integration efforts. Also, these modernised 5G- set sites are equipped with the latest stereo access technology, modernised transport backhaul, and power supply, which will increase the coverage, capacity, and quality of the network.

The company’s 4G LTE and 4G LTE- Advanced network footprint stands at 96.8 % and 92.1 % nationwide respectively, in line with its commitment to deliver the widest and fastest 4G network in Malaysia.

The network modernisation efforts also include the ongoing transformation of CelcomDigi’s 5G Core Network to deliver 5.5G (5G- Advanced ) functionality and services, such as ultra- reliable and low- latency communications, massive machine- type communications, and enhanced mobile broadband. With the help of this transformation, the company can offer new network services like Network Slicing, which are crucial for mission-critical services that require quick, quick, and ultra-high reliability communications, and Private Networks, which are self-contained networks that offer full ownership of network security protocols, customization, and access. These network characteristics are essential for the enterprise’s future.CelcomDigi nears halfway mark in nationwide network integration, modernisation programmebusiness connectivity and growth.

Idham Nawawi, the CEO of CelcomDigi, stated at the milestone that the integrated and modernized network will be a key component of the company’s plans to become a national digital growth engine, facilitating the seamless coexistence and development of 4G, 5G, and other emerging technologies. &nbsp,

With an 18, 000-site reach, this new network is intended to potentially transition seamlessly into a new 5G network, thereby introducing Malaysia to the era of ultra-high speeds, low latency, and opportunities for a more connected future. He continued,” We are working with strategic partners to test new use cases and 5.5G technologies for Malaysian enterprises and consumers.” &nbsp,

We are excited to lead the way toward utilizing the potential of our shared digital future, Idham said.” This is a significant development for us and the industry.”

CelcomDigi will continue to support the government’s 5G goals and will invest in creating a leading 5G network for Malaysia while promoting the 5G adoption and digitalization of Malaysian businesses and consumers. It has worked with Petronas, DHL, Langkawi Ports, Sunway Group, to name a few, and has launched and collaborated on numerous 5G enterprise solutions in the past year. It is also currently working on a smart city development with Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya. &nbsp,

Through its nationwide series of workshops and roadshows based on My5G, the company actively supports the digitalization of the public sector and businesses of all sizes.