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MDEC Partners Telecom to Push 5G Innovation Among Start-ups

5G Innovation for Start-ups in Malaysia

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) announced that it will be collaborating with a mobile service provider in Malaysia to enable more entrepreneurs, start-ups and developers to obtain access to perform trials on next-generation 5G technology at Malaysia’s first 5G OpenLab in Cyberjaya.

Entrepreneurs, start-ups and developers are encouraged to conduct trials in the 5G OpenLab to better understand and verify the technical requirements needed for the deployment of 5G in Malaysia.

According to the press statement, use cases should be related to the areas of smart cities, smart mobility, smart healthcare and digital creative content.

Through the data collected, learnings can be applied to narrow down and identify which use cases will be relevant for the growth of 5G in Malaysia.

Both MDEC and the firm are of the view that 5G will drive significant progress in emerging technologies, placing entrepreneurs, start-ups and developers in the best position to test the limits of 5G and bring to fore new ideas for solutions and content.

The company’s 5G OpenLab is hosted at RekaScape, a community space by Cyberview in Cyberjaya. Launched last month in partnership with Cyberview, the Lab serves as a collaborative space for businesses, academics and developers to test their 5G use cases.

The CEO of the telecommunications firm stated that collaborative efforts involving parties in the private and public sector are imperative to move 5G forward for the nation.

He added that Malaysia needs tech innovators who can either improve existing solutions or create entirely new ones for these industries to benefit from the unparalleled speeds and even higher amounts of data that 5G offers.

This partnership with MDEC will allow the firm to support greater research and development across these different verticals and put 5G in the hands of those who can facilitate the innovation needed to develop and accelerate the deployment of 5G in Malaysia.

MDEC’s CEO stated that deeper collaboration between the private sector and government agencies, especially around new technology such as 5G, is vital towards opening up white spaces for economic growth in Malaysia.

The aim is to enable more spaces and supporting ecosystems to encourage greater innovation, efficiency and productivity.

This pioneering initiative creates a platform for innovators to nurture fresh technology-driven ideas to transform businesses and enhance user experience through the hyper-connectivity made possible by 5G.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Communications and Multimedia also encouraged more partnerships of such nature that offers invaluable opportunities to the start-up community.

He believes that initiatives such as these will accelerate the development and adoption of new and innovative 5G technologies.

Ultimately, the goal is to see more ‘Made in Malaysia’ 5G solutions and this initiative will help the nation’s local aspiring entrepreneurs achieve that goal.

Pushing 5G Across Malaysia

According to an earlier, OpenGov Asia report noted that Malaysia is currently working to fully adopt 5G technology by 2023.

Malaysia regards digital technology as the driving factor for innovation and growth in many important areas. Certainly.

Malaysia believes it will greatly facilitate the government’s efforts to improve the livelihoods of Malaysians and catalyse Malaysia’s development. The country is one of the first few countries in the region to welcome 5G technology.


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