KUALA LUMPUR — August 3, 2017: Celcom Axiata is optimistic its long-term evolution (LTE) fourth generation (4G) service will be on par with major peers by the year’s end as it is currently rolling out more network sites nationwide.
Expansion work for the 4G service is in progress and the company is on track to realise the population coverage as targeted by year-end.
“We aim to achieve 85 to 86 per cent for the 4G service, from about 75 per cent currently.
“Our lightning fast LTE network service, compatible with selective mobile models (at present), is also progressing well for customers in the Klang Valley,” said Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Business Operations), Azwan Khan Osman Khan, after a media briefing on Celcom’s new Xpax internet plans here today.
The company has allocated RM1.5 billion in capital expenditure for 2017 and a large chunk will be used for the expansion work. The bulk of the allocation is for upgrading the capacity and new 4G sites.
“When we upgrade a site, it would also cover 2G and 3G,” said Azwan.
The company currently has 29.8 per cent market share in terms of total revenue, including prepaid and postpaid services.
Celcom’s main prepaid brand, Xpax, now comes with new a Internet plan that offers up to 15 gigabyte (GB) data.
Chief marketing officer, Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, said that with the improved Xpax offering, customers can choose from four additional new Internet plans. — Bernama