5G technology has a positive impact on Malaysia industries – Minister Zahidi


KUALA LUMPUR NOV.2: The application of 5G technology has given a positive impact on industries including the social aspects such as health and education.

Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin (pic) said, project demonstrations have focused on nine industrial sectors including smart city, entertainment/media, oil and gas, tourism, manufacturing and processing, education, smart transportation, digital health care and agriculture.

Zahidi added, the demonstration projects were supported besides commitment were given by the telecommunication and multimedia industry activists with the investment contribution worth RM131 million.

“The journey of 5G technology in Malaysia started when the country successfully demonstrated 71 cases that used 5G through 5G Demonstration Projects (5GDP) that were implemented on October 2019 until end of 2020 on 50 live sites crossing seven states namely Kedah, Pahang, Perak, Pulau Pinang, Selangor, Terengganu and Kuala Lumpur.

“The 5G demonstration projects are to enable the whole network and 5G services with high impact could be planned. This is in line with the capabilities of 5G technology that is focused on industrial sector users and industries compared to normal users,” Zahidi said at the Dewan Rakyat today.

Zahidi was responding to the Member of Parliament for Kuala Langat, Datuk Dr. Xavier Jayakumar who wants an analysis on the impact of the transitional launching of 5G technology as a whole to the users, health, social, emotion and the reception of the technology to the daily life, education and control that have been proposed.

“The operation of DNB as the sole controller of 5G services is being monitored strictly by the Malaysian Commission of Communications and Multimedia (MCMC). Among the terms stated by MCMC is not to allow DNB to be involved in retail activities.

“To ensure the wholesale service cost offered by DNB is at the reasonable level, MCMC has fixed several terms and conditions in the license related to the DNB responsibilities in the accessibility costs,” Zahidi added.

Besides that he said, the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 gives authority to MCMC to fix the wholesale through Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing if MCMC’s intervention is needed to enable a reasonable price of services to the users of 5G services in the future. –Malaysia World News


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