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5G technology set to improve quality of life – MCMC

PUTRAJAYA, The advent of 5G technology is poised to raise the people’s quality of life while boosting the country’s economy, said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

MCMC digital sector chief officer, Gerard Lim Kim Meng said the people would be able to carry out various economic activities more effectively following the availability of 5G technology which offers much faster data speed and give value add to their standard of living.

Vertical Industries will also benefit from 5G technology with positive impact, said Lim in a statement here today.

Among the vertical industries are health care, media and entertainment, smart cities, automotive, manufacturing, public safety, agriculture and education.

Another example of breakthrough by 5G, Lim said is self-driving cars and buses which will become a reality.

“Now self-driving cars would be on even stronger grounds by combining 5G technology with sensors, radars and artificial intelligence to enable the vehicle move without human control, he said.

Lim said 5G technology would only be launched and used commercially in the country by 2021 or 2022.

“In the meanwhile, several areas have to be improved included upgrading standard, regulations and network, he said.

Lim also invited members of the public to come and experience the wonders of 5G technology at a 5G showcase on April 20 and 21 at Putrajaya Corporation Complex themed Progressing Humanity”.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

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