Malaysia Set To Be Amongst The First In Asia To Showcase 5G (Digital News Asia)

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Twenty years after the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998 came into force, Malaysia is set to showcase the fifth generation mobile technology (5G) that is expected to exponentially change almost every aspect of day-to-day life as well as government and business practices.

The 5G showcase that is scheduled to be held on April 18, 2019 in Putrajaya will provide Malaysians from all walks of life the opportunity to see and experience first-hand the benefits that this technology will bring and how it positively change and impact their lives.

The CMA 1998 was designed to establish Malaysia as a major global centre and hub for communications and multimedia (C&M) information and content services.

To commemorate twenty years of the CMA, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced that the 5G Showcase will be graced by Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

The showcase, which will be opened to the public from April 20 to 21, 2019, will feature eight areas that are primed to benefit from 5G technology including healthcare, media and entertainment, smart city, automotive, manufacturing, public safety, agriculture and education.

The showcases will be offered by leading communications companies and higher institutions of learning in Malaysia including Celcom, Digi, Ericsson, Huawei, Malaysia Automotive Robotics IoT Institute (MARii), Maxis, Nokia, Telekom Malaysia (TM), U Mobile, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and ZTE.

According to MCMC chairman, Al-Ishsal Ishak (pic), “We are extremely honoured to be given the opportunity to spearhead the introduction of 5G into the country. 5G means more than just faster data speeds and greater network capacity, it is about connecting millions of devices, building new services, and supporting a broader adoption of applications that can impact the way businesses and government operate as well as consumers’ daily activities.

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Digital News Asia

2 April 2019

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