edotco Malaysia, Peatalk Corp to explore 5G technology


KUALA LUMPUR: edotco Malaysia and Peatalk Corporation (Peatalk) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday to jointly explore 5G technology deployment in support of Malaysia’s digital agenda.

The MoU was inked following a successful network test conducted at the Langkawi International Airport (LIA) to increase mobile broadband speeds by up to 10Gbps per user via 5G private network and infrastructure, edotco said in a statement today.

"The LIA project supports the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC’s) nationwide 5G demonstration projects and the Airports 4.0 initiative to improve overall airport experience for passengers and vendors, ” it said.

The company said it had implemented 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) private network solutions at LIA, paving the way for it to become Malaysia’s first 5G-connected airport.

Meanwhile, Peatalk supplied the FWA technology, which is secure, private, flexible and gives the airport sole control over the network, edotco said, adding that the neutral network infrastructure would be able to provide high-speed broadband to Internet service providers’ (ISPs) and retailers.

"Millimetre-wave transmission equipment are installed in three strategic locations to carry high bandwidth, namely edotco Malaysia’s tower in Gunung Raya, the structure in LIA and the rooftop of the airport terminal.

"These equipment connects to 19 cell sites spread across the airport, minimising gaps in coverage to provide a consistent, seamless experience, ” it said.

Established in 2012, edotco group is the first regional integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company in Asia, providing end-to-end solutions in the tower services sector; from tower leasing, co-locations, build-to-suit, energy, transmission, operations and maintenance.

Meanwhile, US-based Peatalk is a leading telecommunications technology company which delivers "beyond 5G” connectivity via the millimeter-wave wireless technology. - Bernama

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