U Mobile has notified Maxis that it is terminating their RAN share agreement. The termination will be completed by December 2018. Here is their official statement on the RAN share agreement :
U Mobile Terminates RAN Share Agreement With Maxis
With our growing subscriber base, U Mobile has decided that it will be more appropriate to focus on expanding our own network, especially with the additional spectrum of 2 x 15 MHz of 1800 MHz bands and 2 x 5 MHz of 900 MHz bands that were awarded by the government last year.
The additional 1800 MHz was made available on 1 April 2017 whilst the 900 MHz will be made available on 1 July 2017. We are currently upgrading our owned networks progressively to support these new spectrum bands so that our customers can enjoy an enhanced network experience when the spectrum bands are turned on and the upgrade is complete.
This notice to terminate the RAN share agreement is not expected to impact our customers’ network experience or our service quality to our customers. We expect to be able to replace the RAN share sites within the stipulated timeline as we continue with our planned network investment program. U Mobile customers can look forward to an enhanced network experience and coverage once the exercise is complete.