Telekom Malaysia signs up for 5G trials amid pushback from telcos

Over a million mobile subscribers will be able to test out 5G for free up to March 31 next year. PHOTO: REUTERS
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's largest telecommunications firm Telekom Malaysia (TM) has signed up to pilot trials for the ultra-fast fifth-generation (5G) wireless service this month, despite its peers pushing back against the government-controlled roll-out.

Market sources, including from Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) - the state vehicle tasked with building a national 5G network - confirmed that TM agreed this week to join the Klang Valley trials, the first Internet service provider to do so.

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