U Mobile is one of the most used telco provider in Malaysia at the moment. Even though, Open Signal ranks U Mobile below Maxis and Celcom but still many users are subscribing to U Mobile network. U Mobile is working really hard to improve their network coverage in different regions in Malaysia. Recently, U Mobile has officially signed an agreement with Huawei Technologies to roll out 5G in Malaysia.
The signing event took place at Huawei Headquarters in Dongguan, China. The Letter of Intent was signed by both U Mobile CEO, Wong Heang Tuck and Huawei Malaysia CEO, Michael Yuan. According to Wong, he says U Mobile is very much delighted to join hands with Huawei Malaysia to be the partner for its Road to 5G strategy. He also added U Mobile will work together with Huawei Malaysia to conduct the 5G live trials soon in Malaysia.
According to CEO of Huawei Malaysia, it is s truly privileged to join hands with U Mobile to roll out 5G technology in Malaysia. For the 5G live trials, U Mobile will conduct it in 32 sites across 6 states in West Malaysia. Apart from that, U Mobile also will be conducting live trials for a few use cases such as digital healthcare and smart city.
Apart from U Mobile, other telco providers such as Maxis, Celcom and Digi are conducting live 5G trials too. The MCMC has confirmed that it will decide its 5G spectrum in Q2 of 2020. With this, we can expect by the end of next year, Malaysia should already have a 5G network.