Before the official 5G showcase event, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) organizes a short media event to demonstrate the speed of the 5G network from various telco providers such as Celcom, Maxis, Digi, and U Mobile. The official showcase event is planned to be held on April 18 which is a week away.
Maxis shows off its 5G network speed
During the pre-showcase event, Maxis shows off their 5G network speed where the network speed is able to reach up to 4.2 Gbps. That is one hell of the fastest network in Malaysia. For the demo, Maxis uses the networking equipment from Huawei as both of these companies are working together to bring up the 5G network in Malaysia nationwide.
U Mobile shows off its 5G network speed
Other than Maxis, U Mobile also demonstrates the speed of its 5G network to the press media. U Mobile was able to touch the speed of 1 Gbps. As ZTE is their collaboration partner, the network equipment is from them.
Apart from Maxis and U Mobile, Celcom stoles the crowd by showing them its network capabilities in and out of the building. Celcom has the plan to show its first autonomous vehicle using its 5G network. It is said that its network will offer very low latency rates. We might need to wait until April 18 to get the big picture on what are they working on.
At this moment, Maxis, U Mobile, and Celcom demonstrate their network capability through the Non-Stand Alone (NSA) 5G network which completely relying on its LTE network. However, Digi steps ahead by showing a simple demo using the Stand Alone (SA) 5G network and the network speed it reaches is 1.6 Gbps. The major key difference is using the SA 5G network, it will directly improve the performance of the throughput and the cost is lower. Moreover, it also improves network efficiency too.
According to Digi, they have a plan to change a number of things on its 5G network use case demonstration, which is the usage of drones during the emergency. Other than the virtual-reality gaming, Digi is planning to focus on reality-gamble content.
In conclusion, Malaysians can expect to get the 5G network starting from late 2019 to early 2020 onwards. From the media event, it is clearly can be seen where the 5G network could reach in another one or two years time. Subscribe to our page for more updates on 5G in Malaysia. We will update more 5G news on April 18 during the MCMC 5G showcase event which is planned to happen in Putrajaya.