The Government of Malaysia has allocated a budget of RM725 million to increase 5G coverage at 47 industrial areas and 3,700 schools across the country as a part of the National Digital Network (Jendela). At the end of 2022, 5G coverage across Malaysia reached 50 per cent and Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB) aims to increase this to 80 per cent by the end of 2023.

DNB is the owner of the country’s 5G spectrum. The agency is in charge of developing and leasing out the spectrum to telecom companies under the single wholesale network (SWN) model.