5G coverage in Malaysia is still very limited. The six major telco companies just took up DNB’s offer recently, so don’t expect 5G to come to your place anytime soon. But if you live in a certain location in Melaka, you might be lucky, because you might get to enjoy 5G sooner than many Malaysians (provided the telco of your choice supports it).
In a news report by The Star, of the 133 places planned for the first phase of the 5G service network deployment in Melaka, 40 locations in Ayer Keroh and Bandar Melaka are anticipated to have 5G coverage by the end of September, according to State Education and Technology Committee chairman, Datuk Rais Yasin.
The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (K-KOM) will be expanding the 5G network deployment through Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) by using public infrastructure like street lights.
Melaka has been identified as one of the earliest states to have this 5G network and the identified locations involved areas with high population density, industrial and tourism focus areas as well as higher education institutions.
Thus, various smart applications such as AI Surveillance and IOT sensors to improve the security, transportation and so on will be integrated through the smart lamp post infrastructure for the 5G network.State Education and Technology Committee, Chairman, Datuk Rais Yasin.
In order to expedite the approval procedure for the building of telecommunication facilities in the state, Rais said that the state government had also established a task force led by the Melaka Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) for that purpose.