5G in Cyberjaya: What You Need to Know

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5G is a new communication protocol targeted towards mobile device usage. The new and speedy communication will enable devices to communicate between each other in a faster way with speeds much higher compared to 4G LTE.

5G History in Cyberjaya

A 2019 news article by The Sun reported that MDEC COO Datuk Ng Wan Peng said the 5G technology test has started since April 2019.

September 2019: Digi has announced on Telenor’s website that the company is working together with Cyberview Sdn Bhd to introduce 5G OpenLab. The lab enables businesses, academics and developers to test the new 5G technology in a controlled environment.

On 8 July 2021, Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) said considerable progress was done in the rollout plan of 5G in Malaysia. The first cities to enjoy the new 5G service includes Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya as well as Cyberjaya. DNB targets the launching of the 5G service in respective cities in December 2021. The overall objective is to achieve 80% nationwide population coverage by 2024.

Sources

  1. Launch of 5G network in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Cyberjaya by December on track | The Malaysian Insight
  2. MDEC: Cyberjaya to attract more 5G investments (thesundaily.my)
  3. Cyberview and Digi open 5G OpenLab in Cyberjaya to spur 5G innovation – Telenor Group

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