KUALA LUMPUR (March 2): Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB) has spent a total of RM1.89 billion to roll out the 5G network in Malaysia, and has completed 3,906 sites out of the 7,509 sites planned, according to the Ministry of Communications and Digital.
The estimated cost of the overall implementation of the 5G network in Malaysia by DNB is RM16.5 billion for a period of 10 years.
This includes RM12.5 billion to fund 5G network hardware and infrastructure, as well as RM4 billion for corporate cost expenditure, the ministry told Dewan Rakyat in a written reply dated Wednesday (March 1).
The ministry was responding to Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani [Umno-Titiwangsa], who asked for the estimation of the total cost of the 5G project and the amount spent by DNB as of December 2022.
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