Celcom to upgrade 4,700 sites to latest 4G tech by Feb 2021, almost 1,000 are in East Malaysia | Tech/Gadgets
PETALING JAYA, Dec 2 — Celcom has introduced that it’s expediting its community enchancment train to help growing demand for cell knowledge. The blue telco is accelerating its funding of RM256 million to improve its community capability and to deploy extra 4G base stations all through Malaysia.
Based on Celcom, they’ve recorded 40 per cent enhance in knowledge site visitors in Q3 2020 in comparison with This autumn 2019. That is pushed by the Covid-19 pandemic as extra customers are digitally engaged from their properties through the motion management order.
Celcom targets to improve a complete of 4,700 community websites nationwide with 49 per cent situated in city areas and 51 per cent in rural areas by February 2021. These websites will probably be upgraded and optimised with capability upgrades and it additionally embrace set up of latest 4G tools and core community optimisation programmes. Celcom added that just about 1,000 4G community websites in Sabah and Sarawak will probably be upgraded and optimised, which can enhance 4G protection in rural areas.
As well as, Celcom will even conduct nationwide cluster optimisation programme for an extra 3,600 community websites which is focused to be accomplished by August 2021. This optimisation will enhance capability to deal with buffering points and to ship higher voice and video high quality for patrons.
Celcom CEO Idham Nawawi mentioned “Celcom’s total community expertise is among the key causes for customers selecting Celcom as a service supplier. Celcom will probably be relentless in optimising its community protection, capability and resiliency, by accelerating investments on the most wanted areas with the most recent radio entry community know-how. “We’re addressing the info site visitors surge as our utmost precedence, guaranteeing prospects are all the time related.”
Idham assures that the upgrading and optimisation works are deliberate accordingly to make sure minimal or no impression on its community providers. The enhancements concentrate on delivering higher in-building protection from 4G LTE base station towers, a wider 4G protection in rural areas particularly in Sabah and Sarawak, and improved obtain speeds. Because of this, the community will permit extra customers to take pleasure in HD video streaming and improved voice high quality through Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE).
Idham additionally emphasised that Celcom is aligned with the federal government’s Jendela plan to develop 4G protection to each nook of the nation by deploying the most recent 4G applied sciences together with 4T4R MIMO, provider aggregation, 256QAM and extra. Celcom at the moment boasts having the widest community with over 11,500 websites nationwide and having greater than 13 million customers. — SoyaCincau