Ericsson and Intel have announced plans to promote the adoption of 5G technology in Malaysia, citing its potential to strengthen the country’s smart industry sector and digital infrastructure through edge services. They intend to support communication service providers (CSPs) in promoting the technology’s use and expanding business-to-business engagements based on 5G use cases, with a focus on logistics and manufacturing.
According to the companies, 5G technology plays a crucial role in building “sustainable and resilient digital economies.” They believe that their collaboration will help improve Malaysia’s infrastructure by providing edge computing services.
Ericsson and Intel have announced their collaboration to promote the adoption of 5G technology in Malaysia, emphasizing the potential of the technology to improve the country’s smart industry sector and digital infrastructure through edge services. The companies will support the efforts of Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to expand 5G use cases and B2B engagements in areas such as logistics and manufacturing. They also claim that 5G plays a crucial role in developing “sustainable and resilient digital economies” and will help Malaysia enhance its infrastructure with edge computing services.
David Hagerbro, Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, emphasized that 5G is “a platform for innovation” that can revolutionize business operations and attract more foreign investment to Malaysia compared to its neighboring countries. Meanwhile, AK Chong, Managing Director of Intel Malaysia, stated that edge technology would accelerate local businesses through digitalization strategies.
According to Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB), the state-owned company responsible for managing Malaysia’s single nationwide network, 5G covered almost 50% of populated areas by the end of 2022, reaching 15 million people.