5G Adoptation

The benefits of 5G are clear where it will be a key element in technology convergence, adoption and digital transformation. The introduction of end-to-end network slicing will significantly improve speed, latency, availability, and performance. Many Southeast Asian telecommunication providers have deployed 5G master plans and selected providers this year as Covid-19 is driving the need to accelerate digital infrastructure upgrades.

In Asia, mature markets such as South Korea and Taiwan have provide the highest quality of 5G experiences. Singapore, for instance, become the first country to achieve nation-wide 5G coverage in 2022 despite the economic decline. Additionally, countries like Malaysia, India and Indonesia are rapidly catching up with the new wave of 5G network deployments.

Collaboration with Ericsson's on 5G equipment

On 23th July 2022, Malaysia has been selected as the manufacturing hub for 5G communications equipment in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region and will begin manufacturing Ericsson’s latest and most advanced 5G radios in the third quarter of this year.

Ericsson president and chief executive officer (CEO) for Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh David Hägerbro said reason Malaysia is selected for the collaboration is due to the availability of a skilled workforce and the strong infrastructure that Malaysia can offers. He also added that the collaboration is expected to reach up to 1,200 students in the first year and will enable UTM students to participate and contribute to the country’s digital economy and Industry 4.0 transformation.

Other than that, Ericsson has partnered with DNB and Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology and Innovation (MRANTI) to accelerate the development of innovation clusters on campus using the technology. 

Image Credit: David Hägerbro Twitter

Modern Agricultural Strategy Focused on 5G Technology

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob chaired the 30th Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) conference on Monday (July 25) said Irda is in the process of drafting the Iskandar Malaysia Comprehensive Development Plan 2022-2030, which will make the region a core region of the national economy with investment up to RM219 billions. Among the discussed issue is modern agricultural strategy focused on 5G technology to strengthen the country’s food security agenda. The prime minister also mention that the socioeconomic initiatives will benefit up to 6,000 individuals at the region.

Image Credit: Utusan

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