Malaysian mobile network operator DiGi Telecommunications is said to have set aside MYR900 million (USD276 million) in capital expenditure for the expansion and strengthening of its infrastructure, according to the Sun Daily. Commenting on the company’s investment plans, DiGi chief operating officer Albern Murty was cited as saying: ‘This spend will be invested to increase our high-speed packet access (HSPA) and 3G coverage to 86% of population coverage, growing our LTE footprint up to 1,500 sites, as well as expanding our fibre network.’ Claiming that the amount to be spent represented the largest sum in recent years, the executive was also said to have confirmed that DiGi had spent approximately MYR1.5 billion on the modernisation and expansion of its network over the last two years. Under DiGi’s network transformation plan it was said to have swapped every electronic part in more than 5,500 sites with new equipment, expanded its HSPA and 3G network to more than 80% population coverage, as well as increased its own and jointly built fibre network to more than 3,200km nationwide.
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