PETALING JAYA: There is much to learn from Japan's 5G and Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) systems, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
The MCA president, who is among a Malaysian delegation visiting the Land of the Rising Sun, said the group held meetings with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) to learn about its 5G systems.
"We managed to gain insights into the optimal strategies for 5G system development in the telecommunications sector and understand NTT Docomo's approach to planning and implementing 5G development in Japan.
"The interaction session with NTT is indeed timely as our country is still at the initial stage of moving towards 5G development," he said in a Facebook post on Friday (Sept 29).
The group was also briefed by East Nippon Expressway Co. Ltd (NEXCO East) on highway technologies that could ease congestion, he said.
"No need for vehicles to stop when passing through tolls, the ETCs allow for seamless wireless toll collection using an individual's debit, credit or ETC card pre-loaded with their respective vehicle information, greatly reducing congestion," he said.
The delegation to Japan is being led by Tanjong Manis MP Yusuf Abd Wahab, with the group also including Klang MP V. Ganabatirau and Wangsa Maju Mp Zahir Hassan.