The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Fee mentioned it is splendid to award the spectrum for 5G to a single consortium.
Its chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak mentioned this could make the 5G rollout extra value and useful resource efficient.
It will not solely cut back redundancies but additionally translate to extra reasonably priced 5G for customers, he added.
Al-Ishsal mentioned MCMC will nonetheless keep watch over the associated fee, together with monitoring what’s transferred to the patron.
He revealed that the business estimates the capital expenditure for 5G rollout, even on the lowest, to be at RM7bil to RM8bil a 12 months.
When requested throughout a media briefing if the consortiums would have a “chief”, he mentioned MCMC prefered nobody entity to take that position.
Nonetheless, he added, that that is nonetheless being mentioned because the situations of the tender haven’t been finalised.
Additionally, the standards for the company construction of 5G consortiums will solely be revealed in March or April.
The primary 5G frequency bands that can be rolling out – known as the “5G pioneer bands” – are 700MHz, 3.4GHz to three.6GHz (labeled as “3.5 GHz band”) and 24.9GHz to 28.1GHz bands (“26/28 GHz bands”).
In an earlier report, MCMC acknowledged a portion of the 700MHz and three.5GHz bands can be assigned in a single package deal by means of a young course of, which is able to begin in Q1.
Al-Ishsal mentioned the tender for the 5G bands can be awarded by the third quarter of this 12 months, which might coincide with its commercialisation.
Talking on the progress of the 5G demonstrations in Langkawi, he mentioned that the island would host the 5G Malaysia Worldwide Convention on Jan 20.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is anticipated to officiate the occasion