Malaysia’s communications and digital ministry is proposing an “opt-out” approach for consumers transitioning to 5G, citing added costs. Minister Fahmi Fadzil revealed that only slightly over 7 million out of 45 million accounts in the country that have 5G-ready devices.
Malaysia considered “opt-out” approach for 5G
With 5G network coverage at 70.2% and 5G subscriptions at 2.49 million, Fahmi emphasized the need for programs like 5G Rahmah, especially for lower-income groups, to facilitate access to 5G devices.
Previously, concerns were raised about telcos charging additional fees for 5G access, prompting discussions with mobile network operators to address these charges.