Malaysia’s 3G plan runs into the billions
Telekom Malaysia and Maxis Communications will spend nearly $2 billion over the next 10 years to roll out third generation mobile phone networks in Malaysia.
At least that’s the word from Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Chairman Nuraizah Abdul Hamid.
Hamid added that the introduction of 3G services will proceed as planned the outbreak of hostilities in the Middle East.
Telekom’s pilot coverage for 3G is set for July, with the service available commercially sometime next year.
Telekom’s 3G network is expected to cover rougly 80 percent of the Malaysian population by 2010 with UMTS to follow suit four years later, Hamid explained.