Malaysia to expand 5G trials nationwide from next month

25 Sep 2019

Malaysia’s Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has announced that nationwide demonstrations of 5G technology will begin next month, further extending a series of trials that commenced in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya in April 2019, and which were subsequently extended to a total of five states. Local news source The Star Online cites the minister as saying at the GSMA Mobile 360 Digital Societies event in Kuala Lumpur: ‘The initial 5G testbeds which were first launched in April this year in the administrative capital of Putrajaya and Malaysia’s global tech hub Cyberjaya, has now been extended with nationwide 5G demonstration projects due to commence in October.’ The ministry notes that, alongside the two aforementioned trial locations, in July 2019 Gobind confirmed that the testbed areas had been expanded to include Terengganu, Perak and Kedah.