On 14th January 2021, SIRIM released announcement SQASI/CMCS/1/21/0002 advising that mandatory VoLTE verification will be required from 15th February 2021. From 15th February 2021, VoLTE test reports will be required for all relevant equipment. Test reports should be issued to IR.92 or TS 34.229-1 or equivalent standards by an accredited laboratory.
On 13th October, the Malaysian Government announced their plan to phase out 3G network coverage by the end of 2021. As of 1st January 2021, all approvals including renewal approvals will no longer be issued for 3G-only equipment and 4G-capable mobile phones without VoLTE (Voice over LTE).
As part of the ongoing efforts of the Malaysian 5G Task Force, the Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) have announced details of a temporary approval for 5G while the Malaysian 5G Technical Specification is being finalized.