Digi, MDEC to encourage more 5G trials among entrepreneurs


  • Telcos
  • Friday, 15 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd is partnering Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to enable more entrepreneurs, startups and developers to perform trials on next-generation 5G technology at Malaysia's first 5G OpenLab in Cyberjaya.

Digi's 5G OpenLab is hosted at RekaScape, a community scape in Cyberjaya, and serves as a collaborative space for businesses, academics and developers to test their 5G use cases.

The 1,102 sq ft 5G-powered space offers super high-speed, massive bandwidth and ultra-low latency connectivity for 5G use case trials in a live, controlled environment.

According to a joint statement by Digi and MDEC, the data collected from the trials can be applied to narrow down and identify which use cases will be relevant for the growth of 5G in Malaysia.

"Use cases should be related to the areas of smart cities, smart mobility, smart healthcare and digital creative content," it said.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo welcomed the collaboration, adding that the government would like to encourage more partnerships of this nature.

"I believe that initiatives such as these will accelerate the development and adoption of new and innovative 5G technologies.

"I wish to see more ‘Made in Malaysia’ 5G solutions and this initiative will help our local aspiring entrepreneurs achieve that goal," he said.

Applications to participate in the trials can be submitted to digi.my/5GOpenLab.
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