KL to end 5G negotiations this week; two Big Four telcos could miss out

Malaysia believes 5G technology will create RM650 billion (S$201 billion) in economic value and 750,000 jobs by 2030. PHOTO: REUTERS
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KUALA LUMPUR - The government is putting a hard stop to protracted negotiations over the national roll-out of the much-delayed superfast 5G next-generation wireless network by setting a Monday (Aug 8) deadline.

This could see two of Malaysia's top four mobile network operators (MNOs) lose out on a stake in the state-controlled sole wholesale provider, Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB).

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