It’s very frustrating when you have a 5G-enabled phone but can’t use the service because 5G is not yet available in your area. To avoid it, you should check first on the telecommunications company’s website from time to time about 5G coverage in Malaysia as a whole. So that you do not have to always ask, “How do I know if 5G is in my area?”.
Let us share a couple of things that we know about the current 5G coverage in Malaysia.
How do I Know if 5G Cover My Area?
To find out if 5G is available in your area, you can contact your phone service provider or check their website to see if they offer 5G service in your area.
You can also use a mobile network coverage map to see if 5G service is available in your area.
According to The Edge, current 5G coverage areas according to DNB’s interactive coverage include parts of Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Perak, Kelantan, as well as Sabah and Sarawak
Keep in mind that 5G availability can vary depending on your location, so even if 5G is available in your area, it may not be available everywhere in your city or town.
How to Check if My Sim is 5G?
To check if a SIM card is 5G-compatible, you can insert the SIM card into a 5G-capable device and look for the 5G network indicator on the device’s network settings.
If the device can connect to a 5G network and the network indicator shows that it is connected to a 5G network, then the SIM card is 5G-compatible.
Let’s focus on the compatibility first, then only talk about how fast is 5G.
How to Check if My Phone is Ready for 5G?
- Check if your device is compatible with 5G technology. Most 5G-enabled devices will have “5G” or “5G compatible” written on the device or in the specifications.
- Check if your device has a 5G-enabled SIM card. Most carriers will require a 5G-enabled SIM card to access 5G networks.
- Check if your carrier offers 5G services in your area. Not all carriers offer 5G services in all areas, so check with your carrier to see if they offer 5G in your location.
- If your device, SIM card, and carrier all support 5G, then your phone should be ready to access 5G networks. You may need to update your device’s software to the latest version to access 5G networks.
As per writing, iPhone is not yet available for 5G in Malaysia.
Why You Should Care About 5G in Your Area?
5G is the next generation of wireless technology that is expected to greatly enhance the speed and coverage of wireless networks.
With 5G, it will be possible to download movies and other large files in seconds, and the improved speed and reliability of 5G networks will enable a wide range of new applications and services, such as remote surgery and self-driving cars.
5G is also expected to be more energy-efficient than previous generations of wireless technology, which will help to reduce carbon emissions and support the transition to a more sustainable future.
In conclusion, the rollout of 5G technology has brought about faster speeds and more reliable connections, revolutionizing the way we connect to the internet.
However, there are still areas where 5G coverage is limited and more work needs to be done to expand its reach. As technology continues to evolve, companies and governments need to work together to ensure that everyone has access to the benefits of 5G.