The 5G Malaysia Showcase which ends today in Putrajaya, provides an opportunity for the rakyat to witness and experience for themselves the benefits of 5G technology and its impact to their lives. Communications and Multimedia Minister, YB Gobind Singh Deo said, visitors to the showcase will have the opportunity to witness various demonstrations, such as the usage of hologram to allow virtual presence, remote patient treatment and diagnosis, humanoid robotic motion control, autonomous car controlled using a combination of sensors and camera, radar and Artificial Intelligence using 5G technology.
According to Gobind, other latest technologies, such as facial recognition, drone simulation, 3D printing, robotic basketball arena, Crowd Tracking System using Internet of Things (IoT), and many more will also be featured during the showcase. “Our daily life in the future will be made more convenient and more efficient – enhanced and enabled by 5G connectivity. For instance, farmers will be able to detect soil moisture and acidity in real time to maximise their yield and efficiency and fishermen being able to maximize their yield by precision techniques. At the same time, the police or firefighters can deliver a more efficient response through robotics that are empowered by 5G.
These are just a few examples of what will be possible in future with 5G. 5G will most certainly amplify our capacity to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0). It will enable our industries to fully exploit the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, virtual reality, and software engineering. It will bring innovation which will substantially impact on almost every sector including education, transportation, agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing, entertainment and public safety,” Gobind explained.
Concurrently, the Digital Outlook Series 2019 Forum will feature distinguished panellists to discuss issues related to 5G such as “5G: Evolution or Revolution?” by 5G Malaysia Task Force advisor, Professor Dr. Tharek Abd Rahman; and discussions on 5G and the digitalisation of the various vertical industry by technology experts from Australia, South Korea, Japan and many more.
Meanwhile, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Chairman, Al-Ishsal Ishak said, the Commission is committed to ensure that connectivity will bring positive experience in the daily lives of Malaysians and at the same time, enhance the country’s economic competitiveness. This, according to Al-Ishsal, is in line with the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP) that will provide the rakyat with robust, pervasive, high quality and affordable digital connectivity to propel the nation towards sustainable development.
The 5G Malaysia Showcase was officiated by Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. Also present at the launch were Federal Territory Minister, Tuan Khalid Abdul Samad; Economic Affairs Minister, YB Dato’ Seri Azmin Ali; Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister, YB Dr. Xavier Jayakumar; Chief Minister of Penang. YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow; Chief Minister of Malacca, YAB Adly Zahari; Port Dickson Member of Parliament, YB Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim; Putrajaya Corporation President, Datuk Dr. Aminuddin Hassim; foreign ambassadors, representatives from various telecommunication companies and industry players.
Held at Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya, the 5G Malaysia Showcase is open to Ministries, government agencies and industries on 19 April 2019 (Friday) while the public can visit the showcase on 20 and 21 April 2019 (Saturday and Sunday).