February 21, 2024

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Malaysia’s 5G Technology Education Milestone 

A significant milestone has been achieved in the field of technology education in Malaysia with the official launch of the Microcredential course on 5G Technology Fundamentals by the Future Tech Innovation Research (FTIR). This accomplishment reflects the dedicated efforts of a team led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rudzidatul Akmam.

The launch event acknowledged the culmination of extensive work, commitment, and collaborative endeavours. Dr. Rudzidatul Akmam and the team have diligently worked towards the development of a comprehensive course aimed at providing learners with fundamental knowledge of 5G technology.

The realisation of this achievement was made possible through a collaborative partnership with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). This collaboration underscores the potential of joint efforts in advancing technology education and serves as an example of institutions working together to create learning opportunities.

The Microcredential course on 5G Technology Fundamentals is positioned as more than just a course; it is viewed as a stepping stone towards a future where individuals possess the knowledge and skills to navigate the world of 5G technology. The course is designed to empower learners, enabling them to understand and leverage the capabilities of 5G technology.

The launch of this course marks a significant achievement for FTIR, reinforcing their commitment to fostering innovation and advancing technology education. FTIR has consistently maintained a position at the forefront of technology research and education, and the introduction of this course further solidifies their status as a leader in the field.

The course is expected to attract learners from various fields, all seeking to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of 5G technology. It is envisioned as an engaging and informative journey, providing learners with the knowledge they need to comprehend and utilise 5G technology.

In essence, the launch of the Microcredential course on 5G Technology Fundamentals represents a notable accomplishment. It reflects a collective step towards a future where technological literacy is universally accessible. As learners embark on this educational journey, they have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and contribute to the ongoing developments in the realm of 5G technology.

The launch of the Microcredential course on 5G Technology Fundamentals by the Future Tech Innovation Research in Malaysia marks a pivotal moment in the landscape of technological education. This development, achieved through collaborative efforts and dedication, underscores the commitment to advancing knowledge and skills in the ever-evolving field of technology.

As the course takes its place in the educational sphere, it signifies not only an opportunity for learners to grasp the intricacies of 5G technology but also a testament to the broader mission of empowering individuals to navigate and contribute to the transformative world of technology. This initiative aligns with the ongoing pursuit of fostering innovation and ensuring that technological literacy becomes an inclusive and accessible foundation for all.

OpenGov Asia reported earlier that recently, Malaysia has achieved recognition as one of the top three performers in 5G network implementation worldwide, trailing only the United Arab Emirates and South Korea. The move from 4G to 5G has massively enhanced network performance, offering download speeds 13 times faster and upload speeds five times quicker, fundamentally transforming digital connectivity.

Surpassing expectations, progress is a year ahead of schedule, achieved without cost overruns, with 5G coverage now extending to over 70% of the country. By the close of October 2023, Malaysia has marked an impressive milestone with 3.6 million 5G service subscriptions, signifying a commendable adoption rate of 10.8%.

Recent data showcased Malaysia’s exponential growth. The country now ranks third globally in 5G download speed, clocking at 485.25Mbps in the third quarter of 2023, according to Speedtest Intelligence data.

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SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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