U Mobile Sdn Bhd and ZTE Corporation have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to accelerate 5G in Malaysia. The signing of the MOU took place at U Mobile’s Corporate HQ.
The partnership of both companies will “contribute to the development of 5G networks” in Malaysia. That includes ‘Live Testing’, 5G showcases, as well as the implementation of multiple inputs, multiple outputs (MIMO) antennas.
Wong Heang Tuck, CEO of U Mobile, said the company was delighted to be working with ZTE in efforts to accelerate 5G in Malaysia. The company will also be working closely with ZTE to conduct live tests in selected areas in the KL city soon.
U Mobile has been rapidly expanding its networks across West and East Malaysia over the last several months. The company already has plans to implement massive MIMO antennas in specific areas around KL city to enhance the customer experience by leveraging the wider bandwidths.
ZTE also added that the company has 5G end-to-end solution capabilities and has maintained a leader position in commercial network practices in 5G technologies. the China-based telecommunications company also hopes that its long-term strategic partnership will be beneficial to both companies and customers.
U Mobile is obviously not the first telco in Malaysia to begin adopting and transiting towards the new 5G medium. Hopefully, U Mobile subscribers may soon begin to enjoy the benefits of ultra-fast internet speeds.