The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has issued an open call for companies to propose 5G demonstration projects using its 5G testbed.
The 5G Test Bed Working Group chairman Dr Ahmad Nasruddin ‘Atiqullah Fakrullah said it seeks to enable interested parties to collaborate, develop, test and deploy proposed 5G use cases in harnessing the growth of the nation's 5G ecosystem.
The call for collaboration goes out to valid Network Facility Provider (NFP) and Network Service Provider (NSP) license holders to submit their proposals by mid-July.
He added that proposals are to include outlines for the trial deployment of a 5G network, the provision of the 5G equipment and the use of the 5G technology to address the requirements set by MCMC in identified sectors and use cases.
“The industry verticals or areas identified by this Call for Collaboration include the agriculture sector, transportation, education, entertainment/media, healthcare, manufacturing and process industries, smart city and solutions for people with disabilities. Applicants may propose suitable locations of their choice for the demonstration project,” he said, in a press release.
The proposals must also fulfill criteria such as having end-to-end ecosystem partners including technology vendors, solution providers and targeted end users in order to demonstrate and deploy the proposed 5G use case meaningfully.
Companies must also have the necessary resources, expertise and funding to support the 5G demonstration project, as all costs related to the project will borne by the participants.
Companies are required to propose a feasible business model to sustain deployment of the use case on a wider scale in Malaysia at the end of the 5G demonstration project, while being led by persons with relevant experience.