Bad weather could rain on Malaysia’s 5G parade


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  • Friday, 19 Apr 2019

Caption: Dr Tharek delivering his speech at the 5G showcase. — QISHIN TARIQ/The Star

Malaysia’s tropical storms poses a challenge to 5G roll out, though it could be solved with high density of transmission towers, says the National 5G Task Force. 

Its advisor Prof Dr Tharek Abd Rahman says a concern for deployment in tropical regions is rain storms decreasing signal efficiency. As signal strength is measured in decibels (dB), elements that block or interrupt it cause noise, thereby lowering the signal strength.

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