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Malaysia delays 5G by 12 months as spectrum allocations nullified

Government had been hoping for rollout by September

Malaysia's government created a public uproar by quietly allocating 5G spectrum to five telcos, including a small player with little experience in the sector but ties to former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. (Nikkei Montage/AP)

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia will have to wait another year before it can roll out 5G services after spectrum allocations to five telcos, one politically well-connected but lacking experience, were nullified due to the backroom nature in which they were sealed, sources told Nikkei.

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