Rejoice Malaysians, 5G is about to be made available in your country… in about two years.
The country initially made plans to release 5G in the third quarter of 2020. However, the government decided to put it on hold because they will be focusing on the current 4G network.
During a parliament sitting, minister of communications and multimedia Saifuddin Abdullah said that the 5G network would be made available at the end of 2022 or early 2023. But the reason for the delay makes sense.
The minister pointed out that there was no point in rolling out the new networks when the current 4G network was still not widely available in rural areas, aside from apparent problems like adoption, regulation, and cost to consumers.
But perhaps the most critical issue: 70 percent who will be using 5G will be from industries while only 30 percent of consumers will adopt it when it releases. A better-planned rollout is more important than falling pressure to companies boasting the power of 5G.
Under a new plan called JENDELA, the aim is to increase 4G coverage from 91.8 percent to 96.9 percent in the first phase. At the same time, fixed broadband speeds will be increased from 25Mbps to 35Mbps while increasing gigabit connectivity to 7.5 million people.
Aside from improving the 4G coverage and internet speed in the country, JENDELA will also focus on building network towers in rural areas, especially in Sabah and Sarawak. They will also be shutting down the 3G network by the end of 2021 to make more space for 4G.
I agree with the government in delaying the rollout of 5G because there’s not enough uses for it for people like you and me.
You don’t need to stream funny cat videos at lightning fast speeds. Right?
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