Ken Tan

Ken Tan

Chief Technology Officer, Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB)

Ken Tan is Chief Technology Officer at Digital Nasional Berhad, established in 2021 to drive the development of the 5G infrastructure in Malaysia. He is responsible for the development and operations of the telecommunications and IT networks.

He joined DNB in July 2021 from Optus, Australia where he worked for over 20 years. He started as mobile engineer and held various executive positions in Network and IT covering radio network performance, mobile core network, IT transformation and Fixed-Mobile convergence. He has used technology to introduce new first-to-market products in Australia such as Wifi-Talk, Wifi-Calling, 4G Home Wireless broadband and 5G Fixed Wireless Access.

In DNB, he has launched one of the fastest 5G rollout in 2 years with the aim to cover 80% coverage of populated area by end of 2023. He has also achieved a few world first innovations (5G RAN MOCN integration with 6 telcos, world first 5G dynamic radio slicing, 5G live trial at 28Gbps) and delivered a 5G world class network with impressive performance, placing Malaysia in top performing 5G markets globally.