Malaysia publishes national roadmap for IoT

14 Jul 2015

Malaysia’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and its applied research agency, MIMOS, have released a National Internet of Things (IoT) Strategic Roadmap, Telecom Asia reports. With the document set to serve as a guideline for IoT implementation in the country, the government has said that it expects IoT implementation to contribute around MYR9.5 billion (USD2.5 billion) to the nation’s gross national income by 2020, and MYR42.5 billion by 2025. Further, the industry is expected to generate some 14,270 high-skilled employment opportunities by 2020. Speaking on the publication of the roadmap, Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin, Malaysia’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, was cited as saying: ‘IoT implementation goes across key social and economic sectors. This means that the development and implementation of IoT require a clear guideline and strategy that takes into account various critical aspects such as data security and sovereignty, privacy, and Intellectual Property management.’