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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Malaysian prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the preparations for the provision of 5G technology had been made last year, and the country is set to commence commercial operations in the third quarter of this year.

“Fifth Generation Mobile Technology (5G) will be a key component of Malaysia’s pursuit of developed nation status, it would introduce new services, enhance production efficiency and encourage future innovation”, Malaysian PM said.

“The use of 5G was the start of the country’s efforts to strengthen the economy in achieving sustainable growth with the aim of making every citizen more comfortable by 2030”, he said

“5G will be a key component of Malaysia’s pursuit towards developed nation status” – Dr Mahathir

“Looking back over the past two decades, we have seen many technological changes from the rise of smartphones in 2007 and the giant brands such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Huawei”, Malaysian PM added.

“Technology will continue to change the way and it opens up new opportunities for those who dare to venture”, Mahathir said.

“We see countries like China, the United States and South Korea already implementing 5G leading to autonomous vehicle use and remote operation through telecommunications coverage,” he said at the launch of the Malaysia 5G Demonstration Project at Langkawi International Convention Center (LICC).

Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Deo; Kedah Chief Minister Mukhriz Mahathir and Chairman of the Communications and Multimedia Commission, Al-Ishsal Ishak were also present at the occasion.

Read also: Dr Mahathir: Malaysians are highly regarded in foreign countries

At present, there are 56 5G live sites in Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Selangor, Terengganu and Penang involving 72 use cases including for health, education, smart cities, entertainment, media, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, transport, oil and gas.

Earlier, the Malaysian Premier witnessed a demonstration of 5G use for health verticals at Sultanah Malihah Hospital.

Malaysian premier said the use of technology would remain important in life with the internet industry itself expected to generate $ 14.2 trillion into the global economy involving 20.4 billion communications devices worldwide.

Read also: Mahathir: 2020 will be the year of culture and tourism between Malaysia and China

EuroMonitor International data reveals that by 2030, total internet retail sales in Malaysia will reach over $ 7.3 billion with $ 4.4 billion worth of mobile sales.

Manufacturing sector in Malaysia plays a leading role in the global value chain and contributes up to 22 per cent to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the past five years.

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

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