5G network is one step closer to become a reality as it will commercially be rolled out in Malaysia by the third quarter of 2020! We will also see the 5G technology as a “catalytic enabler” of the digital economy, which will benefit the growth of Malaysia’s economy and sustainability.
According to the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the launch of 5G Malaysia Demonstration Projects in Langkawi Island recently was marked a significant beginning in Malaysia’s journey towards strengthening its economy to achieve sustainable growth and share the country’s prosperity with the people.
What is 5G network?
5G is the fifth-generation of mobile networking technology, providing faster speed and more reliable connections on digital devices and gadgets than ever before. Combining cutting-edge network technology with the latest high-spec devices, the 5G network can provide multitudes of connections faster than current hookups, with average download speeds of around 1GBps expected to be the norm soon.
How 5G can be deployed efficiently?
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Take an example from a successful 5G network sharing trial from two major Malaysian telcos, Celcom and Maxis. Both telcos can achieve download speeds of 1.1Gbps with uploads over 120Mbps by using two 5G phones with individuals SIM cards from Celcom and Maxis. During the trial, both telcos were running on a 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) network using the 3.5GHz spectrum.
According to SoyaCincau, both Celcom and Maxis aim to start further active RAN sharing trials on 5G Standalone (SA) by the first quarter of 2020. A 5G SA network does not need LTE as an anchor and may allow lower latency and higher capacity to accommodate more devices.
With a Multi-Operator Core Network (MOCN), both telcos, except their core network, share the same bandwidth, base station, backhaul and radio controller. It not only makes deployment cost-effective but also enables more efficient use of the spectrum. This means Celcom users that connect to a Maxis tower, can enjoy similar 5G coverage as Maxis users, and vice versa.
Benefits of 5G network
5G network provides a wide range of features which will benefit for all groups of people and IoT. Some of the benefits of the 5G technology are:
- Greater speed in transmissions
- Greater capacity
- Reduced latency
- Provide high resolution and larger bandwidth
- Lower battery consumption
- Provide uninterrupted and consistent connectivity
Besides the advantages, it can also serve as the infrastructure for innovative growth, as well as present new opportunities for industries, society and individuals to advance their digital ambitions, and deliver new and better services.
With 5G technology, people will continue to change the way of doing things in order to achieve greater productivity, as well as boosting economic activities and sustainable living.
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Sarah Sahadin or known as Sarah S., is a Digital Marketer-cum-Junior Graphic Designer and Malay-language content writer who writes career, lifestyle and current trending contents to engage Malay readers, informing about the latest trends happening around. Sarah also has a passion for motorsport (can be spotted at Sepang Circuit on some certain weekends) and enjoys manga illustration during her free time.