After Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, Perak is next in line to get 5G technology as pilot tests are set to begin latest by July this year.
State Communications, Multimedia, NGOs and Cooperatives Development committee chairman Hasnul Zulkarnain Abdul Munaim said Bandar Meru Raya will be the first location in the state for the test.
He said his committee was still in discussions with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and several telecommunication companies over the construction of telecommunications towers around the city.
“Of course, there will be more telecommunication towers that will be built in smaller sizes as the close proximity of these towers is to avoid any signal disturbance.
“This is because, for the 4G service, telecommunication towers are built between one and two kilometres (apart from each other) but for 5G, the distance is between 300 and 500 metres only,” he told reporters after the launch of an online system for NGOs in Perak to apply for government funding as well as a Pubic ICT Course at the Perak Darul Ridzuan Building here, today.