Propelling smart city plans with 5G innovation

(From left) Teng, Gamuda Land chief executive officer Chu Wai Lune, Ahmad Zaki and DNB enterprise strategy head Prem Menon Kumar at the signing ceremony.

IN today’s dynamic digital era, the adoption of 5G technology is not just a choice but a necessity.

Recognising its pivotal role in enhancing connectivity for residents, visitors and businesses, Gamuda Land has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB), a key driver of the development of 5G in Malaysia.

The collaboration sees both parties engaging in activities such as knowledge exchange, exploration of 5G possibilities and the expansion of 5G service coverage within Gamuda Land townships, namely Gamuda Cove in Kuala Langat, Gamuda Gardens in Sungai Buloh North and twentyfive7 in Kota Kemuning.

Gamuda Land chief operating officer, strategic operations, Jess Teng said the essence of a smart city laid in its ability to seamlessly connect diverse urban functions, ranging from traffic management and energy systems to waste disposal.

“This leverages data to enrich services, elevate the quality of life and promote environmental sustainability,” she said.

“As township developers, strategic infrastructure planning is paramount to ensuring we future-proof our townships.

“Recognising the critical role of 5G technology, our strategic partnership with DNB becomes a catalyst for realising our smart city vision.

“Together, we aspire to craft interconnected and innovative townships, harnessing the power of 5G to elevate the living experience for our residents.

“Additionally, the integration of 5G-connected smart grids will enhance energy efficiency in our townships, promising a significant reduction in the overall energy consumption,” said Teng.

DNB chief strategy officer Datuk Ahmad Zaki Zahid said the adoption of 5G by both the public and enterprises in the country was gaining momentum.

“As of end of December 2023, Malaysia had 8.2 million 5G service subscriptions, representing an adoption rate of 24.7%.

“We are also thrilled to see that enterprises have begun to explore the opportunities made possible by 5G.

“5G is undeniably the key to the future of smart cities and townships, and we look forward to supporting Gamuda Land’s smart township aspirations.”

Gamuda Cove, envisioned as a nature sanctuary and smart city, has already achieved milestones in sustainability with its five-diamond recognition at the Low Carbon City 2030 Challenge by the Environment and Water Ministry in collaboration with the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre.

The partnership with DNB marks the next step in realising its smart city vision.

Harnessing 5G technology, Gamuda Land has developed a real-time dashboard to monitor its ESG initiatives.

As an integral component of the landmark Gamuda Green Plan, the dashboard is set to undergo substantial improvements harnessing the capabilities of 5G, providing immediate insights into carbon emissions offsets, advancements in sustainability and more.

The Green Initiatives dashboard would be integrated into Gamuda Land’s Experience Galleries, allowing potential homebuyers a preview of the sustainable and vibrant living experience that defines their townships.

“With the 5G and providing enhanced real-time data to our Green Initiatives dashboard, we are setting new standards for transparency and accountability in the real estate development industry,” said Teng.

“The inclusion of this dashboard in our experience gallery highlights our steadfast dedication to sustainable practices and community engagement.”

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