Malaysian telco Yes has been pushing 5G in many states in 2022. With the increase in speed and coverage, Yes introduced a wireless gateway solution, that is powered y a 5G SIM and a 5G router.
If you have been following our site, Singapore telcos also offered similar setup using a Huawei E960 3G gateway for small office users but it was with limited data bundle (that was probably a decade ago).
For example, in rented apartments that do not allow you fibre installation. Such a system based on Yes 5G NSA network could be an alternative to fixed line broadband.
The two plans are rated at 120 Mbps and comes with Unlimited 5G data, uncapped 4G LTE data (150 GB), 7 days return policy and a 24 months contract. The major difference is the price between the two is the 2nd plan comes with 2 mobile lines with full sped data and calls. They are priced at RM 148/mth and RM 229/mth.
The price is quite steep. It might be cheaper to subscribe to a plan and use a 5G phone as a hot spot to share out the data.
So what is your choice ?
In terms of 5G coverage areas, Yes 5G connectivity in selected areas of Selangor, KL, Cyberjaya, Putrajaya, Johor, Perak and Penang. Based on Digital Nasional Berhad’s (DNB) plans, the 5G network is expanding fast and it is expected to reach 80% of Malaysia’s population by 2024. Yes 5G coverage area updates can be found at yes.my/coverage