A Small Kelantan Town Is Now A 5G Digital Hub, Ketereh Becomes First Rural Site For Internet Pilot Project

A 5G and high-speed internet digital hub will be built in this little town to aid small businesses to compete on a global scale.
(credit: Malay Mail)

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With the nationwide rollout of 5G, Malaysia is progressing slowly but surely. And this fortunate small town gets a taste of the future of mobile connectivity.

The Ketereh Digital Hub, which will assist local entrepreneurs in further expanding their markets throughout the nation and the world through digital platforms, was introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Saturday, 23 July in a news report by The Star.

The Ketereh Digital Hub was created through a partnership between YTL Communications, Shopee, and the Communications and Multimedia Ministry, according to Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, chief regulatory officer, Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin.

He stated that the Ketereh Digital Hub will provide training in content creation and exposure via online platforms that give access to the global market for small businesses and entrepreneurs chosen from the Keluarga Malaysia Digital Economy Centres (PEDi).

This Ketereh Digital Hub will be equipped with 5G service, photography studio facilities as well as live streaming and video editing studios.

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, Chief Regulatory Officer, Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin

Ketereh was chosen as Malaysia’s first rural site for a high-speed internet service pilot project after the prime minister also introduced 5G technology there.

According to Zulkarnain, the community will have access to high-speed Internet services thanks to the 5G internet technology service, which is the result of a collaboration between the government, Digital Nasional Berhad, Telekom Malaysia Berhad, and YTL Communications.

In addition to enabling individuals to engage in various online activities like e-commerce and video streaming, he claimed that 5G technology will revolutionise the way people live and make virtual learning and training more engaging.

This 5G service offers internet speeds of up to 1,000 Megabits per second compared to 35 Mbps for 4G technology. The 5G technology has the capability of internet speed at a rate of 10 to 100 times faster compared to 4G.

The 5G application has a low latency rate and is able to connect more than one million devices per square kilometre.

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, Chief Regulatory Officer, Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin

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