MCMC 5G Showcase open to Malaysian Public on 20 April

A recent meeting between YB Gobind Singh, Minister of Communications and Multimedia, MCMC and the Industry CEOs

For the future: Fu (centre) with (from left) Star Media Group special officer in group managing director and chief executive officer’s office Loo Phan Kooi, Chin Huat, Boon Hock and Eng at SPARK Johor 2019 in Johor Bahru.

JOHOR BAHRU: Star Media Group Bhd’s inaugural SPARK Johor 2019 kicked off with the largest turnout of corporate figures and business people in the state.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced that its 5G Showcase will be opened to the public from 20 to 21 April 2019. The locations are expected to be in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya.

The commission said the showcase will feature 8 areas that are primed to benefit from 5G technology including healthcare, media and entertainment, smart city, automotive, manufacturing, public safety, agriculture and education. These showcases will be offered by leading communications companies and higher institutions of learning in Malaysia including Celcom Axiata, Digi, Maxis, Telekom Malaysia (TM), U Mobile, Ericsson, Huawei, Malaysia Automotive Robotics IoT Institute (MARii), Nokia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and ZTE.

MCMC said that some of the real-life applications that will be showcased include remote 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.

The 5G Showcase will be graced by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia.

In November 2018, MCMC established a national 5G Task Force comprising over 30 various stakeholders and industry players to study and recommend a holistic strategy for 5G deployment in Malaysia.

The 5G test bed in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya are currently taking place right now until 31 October 2019. The aim is to explore the practical uses and modes of implementation of 5G as well as to learn and iron out policies, regulations and spectrum planning of 5G.

Source: Malaysian Wireless