TM today has announced that it will be conducting a 5G trial with Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB). Even though the trial is meant for service optimization, unifi Mobile postpaid customers will be able to access the 5G network during the said period.

The announcement came a day after The Straits Times of Singapore reported that TM has become the first major telco to sign up with DNB. Last month, Reuters reported that none of the telcos has signed a commercial deal with the 5G SPV so far but DNB then brushed it off by saying that it can only sort out commercial deals with telcos after the company’s Reference Access Offer document is completed and published to the public.

DNB recently demonstrated the 5-telco Multi-Core Operator Network (MOCN) integration on its 5G network. (Image: Annuar Musa / Twitter.)

While no actual date was revealed by TM inside the brief press statement, the company did note that 5G network coverage covers selected areas within Cyberjaya, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya. This is in line with the 5G rollout plan that has been announced by DNB who has previously said that 5G will be turned on at these areas before the end of 2021.

Hence, it is likely that unifi Mobile postpaid customers that are in these three cities will be able to tap into 5G in a matter of days or weeks. Interesting enough, TM also mentioned that the access will be enabled for customers with certified 5G devices although no further clarification was made by the company in the statement.

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