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Govt to announce IR4, national digital roadmap (New Straits Times)

Communications and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said the government will also ensure efficient roll-out of fifth-generation, or 5G networks after achieving a robust 4G platform.
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Malaysia will soon announce the Industry 4.0 plan and national digital roadmap, including digital infrastructure and data policy, Communications and and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said.

Further, he said the government will also ensure efficient roll-out of fifth-generation, or 5G networks after achieving a robust 4G platform.

Saifuddin said to date, the country has witnessed 71 5G usage demonstrations led by the private sectors namely Celcom, Digi.com, edotco, Maxis, Petronas, Telekom Malaysia, U Mobile and YTL across seven states with a total industry investment of RM131 million ringgit.

"It is very important to note that Malaysia is expediting the improvement of connectivity for both fiber optic and 4G as a means to ensure that the 5G rollout will be done in an efficient and effective manner; thereby benefitting the consumers without a significant increase in cost of service.

"Such a healthy ecosystem will contribute significantly to the national agenda of Digital Malaysia and thereby the national gross domestic product," he said during Invest Malaysia 2020 organised by Bursa Malaysia and Macquarie here today.

Saifuddin said the role of Industry 4.0 becomes even more critical in the backdrop of a crisis such as Covid-19 and industry players regardless of sectors are now turning into utilising digital solutions.

To read the rest of the article, please use this link: https://www.nst.com.my/business/2020/09/621040/govt-announce-ir4-national-digital-roadmap


By New Straits Times | September 4th, 2020

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