Saturday November 3, 2012

U Mobile scales new heights with 3G network expansion

KUALA LUMPUR: U Mobile Sdn Bhd is expanding its network across Peninsular Malaysia and will now offer 3G coverage and high- speed Internet services in every state.

This followed the activation of its 3G Radio Access Networks (RAN) sharing with Maxis Bhd, a statement from the telecommunication company said yesterday.

The 3G network expansion through the 3G RAN sharing represented a major milestone for the local telecommunications industry and was the first such initiative in Asia, it said.

This not only reinforces U Mobile's commitment to expand its network coverage but positions U Mobile amongst the top three 3G telcos in Malaysia.

The provision of 3G network services to Sabah and Sarawak remained on schedule and would be launched in early 2013, it said.

In selected areas where 3G services are still being deployed, U Mobile customers will be able to continue to roam effortlessly on the 2G network which is available via U Mobile's 2G domestic roaming partnership with Maxis.

Jaffa Sany Ariffin, chief executive officer of U Mobile, said the company was very excited to be able to enhance their customers' mobile experience through the expansion of its 3G footprint in Malaysia.

“As a customer-centric telco, we have constantly strived to provide great quality services at affordable rates, better network coverage and faster mobile Internet speeds addressing the demands and desires of our customers,” he said. Bernama

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