For the past few days, Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya has become the epicentre of the local telecommunication industry by being the host of the 5G Malaysia Showcase. The local regulatory body, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) which is one of the main force behind the showcase seem generally happy with the outcome of the event.
In a report by Bernama, MCMC’s Chief Digital Officer, Gerard Lim has stated that around 10,000 visitors have visited the 4-day event. In another report, Chairman of MCMC, Al-Ishsal Ishak apparently has revealed that there are plans to have the 5G showcase throughout the country in order to allow more members of the public to experience all the potential applications that the next generation wireless technology could bring to life.
Gerard has also revealed that the regulatory body is looking to establish 5G testbeds in areas outside of Putrajaya and Cyberjaya. These additional testbeds might be tied up with specific use cases such as agricultural given the possibility of implementing a localized 5G network.
Likewise, Al-Ishsal has also stated that 5G for industries could be rolled out as early as next year if the final report from the Malaysian 5G Taskforce includes such recommendation for certain industry or high-impact areas. Consumers need to wait a bit longer though as the commercial rollout for 5G network in Malaysia is expected to take place only in 2021 and 2022.