DiGi claims widest LTE coverage in Malaysia

Company plans to add additional 1,500 sites by the end of 2015

DiGi recently announced that its 4G LTE network has achieved a 50 per cent population coverage, and claimed that it was the wides so far among the network providers.

Its 4G LTE runs on the 1800Mhz and 2600Mhz bands and the company plans to expand to another 1,500 sites by year-end.

Thing is, Maxis has also made a similar claim of its own wide coverage in Malaysia, though it is also targetting a 50 per cent coverage, while Celcom plans to cover 35 per cent. So the telco wars continue to rage, but it looks like 4G LTE-wise, Celcom is lagging behind its rivals.

Is 4G LTE going to be a dealbreaker for Malaysian consumers when choosing which mobile data provider is the best? With LTE support available on most new midrange (and some entry-level) phones, the more discerning consumers will likely ask for more and better LTE coverage.