KUALA LUMPUR – DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd today launched 3G services in Labuan, covering 65 per cent of populated areas in the territory, and making it the fifth market centre in Sabah to enjoy the benefit of DiGi’s Turbo 3G network.
“The newly expanded coverage area is timely as we see increasing demand for data usage among Sabahans,” said DiGi’s Head of Sabah Region Ng Chak Khin in a statement Thursday.
Ng said DiGi intended to fuel the uptrend by aggressively expanding its 3G service to more market centres in the state, namely to Papar, Tuaran and Keningau by year-end.
“While we concentrate on building a more connected society in Sabah, we are also innovating to reach out to non-smartphone users so they can explore and enjoy the benefits of a mobile Internet lifestyle,” he said.
A large part of this included providing richer user experience on current devices, through social media applications such as DiGi Facebook SMS, Twitter SMS and the DiGi-Opera Mini browser, he added.
DiGi currently has a 46 per cent population coverage in Sabah, with 3G services also available in Kota Kinabalu, Lahad Datu, Tawau, and Sandakan.From today, Sabahans can sign-up for a variety of DiGi 3G mobile Internet packages in four locations, namely at the DiGi Specialised Store in Financial Park and at the following dealerships: Cellphone Telecommunication and Big Win Shop (Tan Boon Hau Shoplots) and KT Phone (Jalan OKK Abdullah).