KUALA LUMPUR: Fifth generation mobile technology (5G) will be featured at an event on April 18 that will provide Malaysians the opportunity to see and experience first-hand benefits of the new technology.
Some of the applications which will be showcased include remote healthcare diagnosis and consultation, immersive education and real-time e-sports with multiple 4K displays.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said the 5G showcase would be held at Putrajaya in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to attend the event.
“5G means more than just faster data speeds and greater network capacity. It is about connecting millions of devices, building new services, and supporting a broader adoption of applications that can impact businesses and government operations as well as consumers’ daily activities,” MCMC chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak said.
“This showcase aims to provide a view of what’s coming, how we can prepare and embrace it.”
On March 4, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said Cyberjaya and Putrajaya would become the first smart cities in Malaysia to receive 5G technology facilities when the service network’s pioneer test begins in April.
During the period, Gobind said companies providing telecommunications services and industry players would carry out their respective 5G technology tests assisted by MCMC.