Nokia during its media roundtable has explored the application of 5G infrastructure and associated technologies for industries, enterprises and Malaysian society.
Being one of the main technological enablers that will aid Malaysia’s digital transformation plans and connectivity, Nokia has highlighted that 5G is a transformative asset for various industry as the country are bracing toward 4IR industry, especially in digitalisation and automation process.
Daniel Jaeger, Head of South East Asia at Nokia said, “5G’s transformative nature lies in its ability to bring a quantum leap in low latency and ultra-reliability connectivity that was not possible with previous technologies. Despite the economic challenges due to the pandemic, 5G adoption across Southeast Asia has been accelerating, and 5G adoption is about to arrive in Malaysia.”
“We believe that the nation’s enterprises and people are ready and looking forward to tap into the growth and innovation prospects that the next generation of connectivity holds,” he added.
Nokia also emphasised the importance of connecting sensors, computers, and staff, which necessitates mission-critical, wireless networking solutions.
“To make the most of 4IR technologies and applications, traditional communication solutions are still limited in terms of reliability, protection, multi-user capability, performance, and mobility. 5G, on the other hand, has the potential to unleash unprecedented productivity gains and integrate all aspects of industries and businesses,” Jaeger said.
In Malaysia, Nokia currently is a partner to the most important Telecom operators in various technology areas. The company is also committed to provide a roadmap and building framework for business who are looking to deploy 5G, as it is the key enabler for digital revolution.
Additionally, 5G Readiness Report by Nokia Bell Labs found that, company with advanced levels of 5G adoption can rise 10 percent faster than its peer during the Covid-19 pandemic. The report also showed that only 15 percent companies are investing 5G implementation out of 86 percent who have gradually form their 5G strategy.
This reflects more effort are needed to bring the 5G future to the region while combining its network into better a utilised system and create security solution for 5G network.
To note, Nokia was a member of the 5G Task Force, which focused on spectrum management and distribution, as well as the policy and methodology for rollouts across Malaysia’s telco ecosystem, with service providers, industry groups, telecom equipment suppliers, ministries, and academia.
Nokia also worked with various partners on 5G use cases in Malaysia and 5G technology details, as well as leveraging the insights of Nokia Bell Labs for the Malaysian ecosystem.