According to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak, The 5G demonstration projects (5GDP)which was being conducted by six telecommunications companies on Langkawi island have begun to show positive results in 2 months with 37 cases of utilization so far.
The main area of 5G utilization cases on the island was in the agriculture, digital healthcare, education, entertainment, smart city, smart transport, and tourism sectors. The 5G upgradation provides the people with higher data transfer speeds on their mobile phones and more advanced utilization in various industries.
He said“The 5GDP in Langkawi will be implemented within a six-month period from October this year until March next year to demonstrate, test and study if the network is beneficial and what needed to be done to provide new applications or system which will enable the industries to attain further development,”.
Al-Ishsal also visited the island last weekend to check on several 5GDP projects, such as at the Langkawi International Airport and the Maxis eKelas programme at the Kampung Padang Wahid Internet Centre. He said looking at the collaboration and commitment of the project partners, Kedah state government and local authorities, he was confident that the implementation of 5GDP in Langkawi would be a success.
He also witnessed Celcom’s 5G Security Solution and Smart City Security with the cooperation from the Royal Malaysia Police and Langkawi Tourism City Municipal Council, as well as several digital healthcare demonstrations such as distance diagnosis, medical tourism, and distance consultation conducted jointly by Digi and U Mobile with the Sultanah Maliha Hospital.
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