Malaysia’s 5G Network Received Global Recognition

DNB, together with Ericsson, received an award from Glotel for the “Best Vendor 5G Innovation.”
(credit: DNB | Jia Le / Unsplash)

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Most of the telcos in Malaysia are already offering 5G services to their users and it’s expected that 12 million Malaysians will have access to 5G mobile network services by year’s end. And, as of 30 September, the 5G network rollout in populated areas has reached 33.2% and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is aiming to reach 37.9% by the end of 2022.

Although our 5G network still has a long way to go before completion, we are already getting an award for it.

Malay Mail reported that Ericsson in a joint submission with Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB), won an award from Global Telecoms Awards (Glotel) for the “Best Vendor 5G Innovation” category.

The Glotel Awards was organised by, a site that provides news and analysis about the telecommunications industry from around the world. The award recognise innovation and excellence from the companies involved in advancing and transforming today’s telecoms industry.

Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh David Hagerbro, said the recognition was proof of the cutting-edge technology and innovations included into the network Ericsson is providing for DNB, which will serve as the foundation for Malaysia’s digital transformation.

He also added that the award is given to the telecommunications companies that have created the best new product or service that pushes the boundaries of 5G while making a substantial contribution to the field’s overall development.

The winning submission was for “Multi-Operator Core Network and Dynamic Resource Partitioning for the National Wholesale 5G Network”.

The 5G network operated by DNB is the first commercial network to implement Dynamic Radio Resource Partitioning (DRP), an Ericsson 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) Slicing technology.

According to Hagerbro, DRP enabled six telecom providers on DNB’s shared network to deliver customised 5G services, allowing them to obtain the best speed while giving customers an unrestricted selection and generating value for the network by using 5G as an innovation platform.

The Multi-Operator Core Network (MOCN), which is also utilised on DNB’s 5G network, enables operators to fairly share radio resources at peak times without sacrificing quality and distinguish their customer offerings.

He added, the capability for active sharing would maximise spectrum utilisation and ultimately result in cheaper costs for Malaysia’s 5G services, which would speed up adoption and digital transformation.

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