Malaysia will become one of the first countries in Asia to utilise the 5G network
Few more days to go for the launch of introductory stage for 5G mobile technology implementation that promises better speed and greater data capacity besides supporting broader adoption of applications that would benefit and reach out to even more sectors in Malaysia’s development effort.
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has hinted earlier this month that the 5G Showcase will be graced by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia. The showcase will take place from 20th to 21st April 2019 in Putrajaya, and will be covering 8 areas including healthcare, media and entertainment, smart city, automotive, manufacturing, public safety, agriculture and education.
Leading communication companies and higher institutions of learning in Malaysia that are set to be a major part of the showcase includes Celcom, Digi, Ericsson, Huawei, Malaysia Automotive Robotics IoT Institute (MARii), Maxis, Nokia, Telekom Malaysia (TM), U Mobile, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and ZTE.
“Although 5G is a few years away from being commercially available, this showcase aims to provide a view of what’s coming, how we can prepare and embrace it. As such, I am happy to note that Malaysia is set to be one of the earliest countries in Asia to showcase this fifth generation mobile technology. This is also in tandem with the government’s National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) to provide the rakyat with robust, pervasive, high quality and affordable digital connectivity,” said MCMC’s Chairman, Al-Ishsal Ishak.
Real-life applications that is expected in the showcase covers healthcare diagnosis and consultation, immersive education, real-time e-sports with multiple 4K displays, holoportation, autonomous self-driving cars, drones for various digital mapping and monitoring, robots, smart manufacturing, precision farming, virtual reality classroom and smart internet-of-things (IoT) campuses.