Gobind: 5G for e-learning by mid-2020

Gobind (fourth from right) and Adly (fifth from right) flanked by local leaders opening the Anjung Gapam Digital House in Gapam.

THE 5G technology and infrastructure for e-learning are likely to materialise by the middle of next year, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.He said the preliminary 5G roll-out was meant for certain segments and industries that required the technology while for the education sector, the respective ministry would decide on the implementation of the e-learning concept.

“We initiated a pilot project in May, the preliminary report has been submitted to us and I will bring the full report to the attention of the Cabinet.

“We need a national policy for the launch of 5G, which is anticipated to debut by the middle of 2020 and focus will be on areas and industries needing it the most, ” he said after launching Anjung Gapam Digital House.

Also present was Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari accompanied by several state exco members and Telekom Malaysia (TM) Bhd chairman Rosli Man.

Earlier, Adly in his speech, welcomed more developers in the state to introduce digital infrastructure at their housing schemes.

He said the state government was also spearheading an initiative to provide free WiFi at all government buildings and community centres in the state.

“We are also expediting the fibre optic coverage to achieve a 95% broadband penetration in the state, ” he said, adding that TM had worked in tandem with the state government to achieve positive results for broadband users in Melaka.

The Anjung Gapam development is on a 202.3ha site in Gapam.

The developer, Bintang Urusjuta (M) Sdn Bhd, unveiled 2,000 housing units with a digital concept at the site.

GJH Group managing director Yeow Ho Lock said phase one, launched two years ago, had been sold and the second phase had a 15% booking rate. — By RSN MURALI

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