At the moment, 5G connectivity is only exclusive to Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and some parts of Kuala Lumpur. That being said, Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) is also planning to install several more 5G sites across the nation apart from the areas mentioned earlier.
Although not officially announced, the DNB’s website has added a new toggle map monitor option for 5G sites in progress. If you toggle that on, you can see other areas receiving 5G connection in the future such as in Klang, Setia Alam, Rawang, Petaling Jaya, Puchong, Penang, South of Johor Bahru and many others. Of course, the most focused areas are KL and Putrajaya.
For now, Malaysia’s 5G connection is still based on a single wholesale network by DNB. Recently, there was a proposal for a second service that’s handled by the telcos (Celcom, Digi, Maxis and U Mobile) but it has yet to be fully discussed with the Malaysian government. Initially, the decision was supposed to be done last week but it got delayed to this Friday instead.
Apart from that, DNB’s website also showed an average speed of 5G which is 626.13 Mbps. If you would like to try out DNB’s 5G network, you can get yourself a YES 5G SIM card online but do make sure that your phone is eligible for it. In case you didn’t know, Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones aren’t part of DNB’s 5G network.
5G is having a slow start in Malaysia and it will certainly take time to see the effects and usage