Talks of the next generation 5G wireless technology have been going on for over the past year now. The race between U.S and China’s Huawei – the world’s largest telecom equipment provider and second largest mobile phone manufacturer is still ongoing and it seems that both parties are trying to be the first to setting up the 5G technology.
U.S wants to be the leader in 5G development?
How 5G will shape our future?
5G not only allows downloading big files to take mere seconds but smart technology like driverless cars, drones and even creating smart homes that would help people be more energy efficient and save time.
To put it simply, we are moving on to a world that would be connected through the Internet of Things (IoT) and this could only happen with the power of 5G and beyond. IoT requires a reliable network with a much higher device density – something that the current 4G is unable to deliver.
5G is capable of doing some great things as in reducing carbon footprint, higher chances to live longer and healthier lives and increasing efficiency in production and transport. This truly marks the beginning of new possibilities and we may be living moving forward.
But is Malaysia ready for 5G?
Malaysia seems to have taken a few steps forward in setting up 5G in Malaysia. A number of businesses and corporations have already been looking into 5G since 2017.
Recently, it seems that we are a step closer to achieve 5G technology. Maxis is about to launch the fastest 5G network, thanks to the help from Huawei. Maxis has signed an MoU to launch the deployment of the first 5G network in Malaysia early this February.
Maxis has long started its 5G journey a long time ago and is already actively focusing on its live trials, investments, as well as evolving the network infrastructure to be ready for a future where smart solutions would be part of everyday life.
Based on these alone, the likeliness of Malaysia getting 5G may be something we can see soon enough. –Source