KUALA LUMPUR: While 5G is still to be commercially rolled out, users can start experiencing the new-age wireless standard first-hand at Berjaya Times Square, the home of U Mobile Sdn Bhd.
With its “Fast Forward with U Mobile 5G” live trial at the mall, customers can move into the future and get a feeling of 5G. The live trial began yesterday and will be on until Dec 31.
U Mobile has provisioned all its SIMs ready for 5G.
Wong Heang Tuck, CEO of U Mobile said in a statement: “U Mobile is all about unleashing the unlimited potential of our customers. We are constantly innovating and conducting various tests to find new ways to enhance our customers’ experience.
“Fast Forward with U Mobile 5G is just one such initiative where we are fast forwarding into the future to give our customers a chance to have real-world experience of 5G.”
He added that this initiative also gives U Mobile a chance to gather key learnings so it may ensure a better roll-out when the network is commercially launched in Malaysia.
U Mobile’s technology partner for Fast Forward with U Mobile 5G live trial is ZTE Corporation, the leading global provider of telecommunications, equipment and network solutions. The trial is currently live on 100Mhz block from 3.5Ghz (C-band) spectrum on NSA (Non-Stand Alone) 5G architecture. For a start, U Mobile customers would be able to experience the 5G using select smartphones and the telco is continuously working with mobile phone manufacturers so that more 5G capable models are available soon.
Apart from this initiative for U Mobile customers, over the past 12 months, the telco has also conducted several use cases as part of 5G Demonstration Projects in verticals such as healthcare, virtual gaming and virtual tourism.
For healthcare, U Mobile demonstrated remote consultation via partnerships with MEDCOM and DoctorOnCall, while the telco partnered with HTC Vive to demonstrate both virtual gaming and virtual tourism.
Currently, the telco has also ventured into use cases for the manufacturing sector by testing solutions for Smart A.I. Facial Recognition and Thermal Recognition at the manufacturing plant of Hotayi Electronic in Batu Kawan, Penang.
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