Malaysia’s 5G vehicle rudderless amid roll-out review

While the roll-out of 5G infrastructure in Malaysia continues, the uncertainty will not aid in fulfilling Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s deadline for 80 per cent coverage by end-2023. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s state-controlled 5G spectrum owner, already without a chairman, is now also missing a chief executive after Mr Augustus Ralph Marshall’s term ended last Saturday without a replacement named.

Multiple sources told The Straits Times that Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) is on “autopilot”, amid a crucial review of the ongoing and already much-delayed roll-out of the next-generation mobile network that is due to be concluded by the end of the month.

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