PM Gets a Glimpse of More 5G Demo Projects

LANGKAWI, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today continued his inspections of 5G demonstration projects here.

First up, the Prime Minister opened a 5G Command Centre (5GCC) located at the Langkawi Land and District Office.

Accompanied by Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo, Dr Mahathir was given a briefing on the 5GCC by Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) chief strategy officer Tengku Muneer Tengku Muzani.

An integrated command centre which allows for real-time surveillance for large scale monitoring by local authorities to cater for various needs backed up by analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), the 5GCC is furnished with advanced security features to serve as a security monitoring centre through closed -circuit television (CCTV) cameras being installed at hotspots on the island.

Also present were Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak.

After the briefing which lasted almost an hour, Dr Mahathir next toured a 5G vertical user case involving education for rural students called e-Kelas by Maxis.

The demonstration project is on Virtual Reality (VR) Biology classes for a focused group of students at Pusat Internet Kg Padang Wahid in Langkawi.

The curriculum is brought to life, by letting students virtually explore for example, the DNA strand or hold the human heart in their hands.

Each lesson is accompanied with worksheets for students to complete.

The prime minister wound up the morning by visiting a Smart Agriculture 5G demonstration project run by TM since October last year at the Smart Agriculture Cluster on the island.

It provides real-time data to monitor temperature, PH and fertiliser concentration. It is an AI driven platform that allows predictive growth modelling and control, thus making farming possible anywhere.

The plants are grown in containers.

Yesterday, Dr Mahathir had inspected two 5G demonstration projects, both at the Sultanah Maliha Hospital here.

One is on remote medical consultation supported by U mobile and its telemedicine partner MedCom and the other on ambulance facilities which have been equipped with the fifth generation technology, backed by Digi,

Source: Prime Minister's Office of Malaysia