Near, far, wherever you are
Digi expands network coverage with the activation of 900MHz spectrum.
Here’s the scenario: you’re buying ingredients for dinner at a supermarket located deep within your neighborhood mall. You try searching for the recipe online to double check whether you have the necessary ingredients, but only to be greeted by the dreaded ‘Emergency Calls Only’ message on your screen, leaving you with no choice but to drop everything and head outdoors.
Sounds familiar? It shouldn’t be if you’re a Digi subscriber, as the company is currently rolling out its 900MHz spectrum in stages. Theoretically, the lower frequency of the 900MHz spectrum – as opposed to the 1,800MHz and 2,600MHz spectrums that Digi presently uses – should provide stronger indoor signals, wider 4G outdoor coverage, and better internet capacity.
The new 900MHz spectrum will be operating in tandem with Digi’s existing 1,800MHz and 2,600MHz spectrums, which are able to transmit more data due to their higher frequencies, but are more susceptible to interference from objects like the concrete walls of buildings – hence the zero network connectivity in places like basement car parks.
By that logic, you could say that the 900MHz spectrum is therefore ‘slower’ than the other two higher frequency spectrums, but it does manage to strike the ideal balance between speed and coverage.