DiGi Communications (“DiGi”) is now the third Malaysian telco to offer next generation 4G LTE service. The telco announced that the service will initially be offered as a broadband-only service, and for LTE-enabled tablets, with support for mobile phones coming later.
Current DiGi postpaid broadband subscribers can start enjoying 4G LTE speeds for as low as RM8 per 1GB, as an add-on to their current broadband plans. Actual 4G LTE broadband plans start at RM89 per month for current subscribers, or RM99 for new subscribers. This comes with a 6GB of monthly quota.
For tablets, the entry-level broadband plan with 500MB quota is RM15 for DiGi subscribers. Just like the broadband plan, charges for 4G LTE is RM8 per 1GB. For 4G LTE specific monthly plans, there is a single 6GB quota plan that is offered at RM89 per month for current DiGi subscribers (RM99 for new subscribers).
Tablets built-in with 2600Mhz (Band 7) 4G LTE radios are supported, and this includes the new Sony Xperia Tablet Z, ASUS Transformer Pad TF300TL and ASUS Pad Infinity.
DiGi 4G LTE is currently available in several locations in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya including Pudu, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang area, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kota Damansara and limited areas in Subang.
Rival telcos Maxis and Celcom already have 4G LTE services available currently.
Typical 4G LTE speeds are 10 times faster than 3G. Users can expect real world wireless broadband speeds to be between 15-20Mbps, and up to 30Mbps.
For more information and plans, check out DiGi’s official 4G LTE page at www.digi.com.my/4glte/landing.do.