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Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) is currently testing the implementation of a converged 5G core network which allows co-existence of non-stand alone (5G enabled on current 4G network) and stand alone (SA) dedicated 5G network in Langkawi.

KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) is currently testing the implementation of a converged 5G core network which allows co-existence of non-stand alone (5G enabled on current 4G network) and stand alone (SA) dedicated 5G network in Langkawi.

TM group chief executive officer Datuk Noor Kamarul Anuar Nuruddin said the group was the first telco to have deployed the first SA dedicated 5G network in the country and the region.

The test is part of the 5G Demonstration Project (5GDP) currently undertaken by Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission.

“The 5G speed tests conducted within TM’s 5G use cases sites have achieved up to 1.5Gbps. I’m also pleased to update that TM is the first telco in the region to update our Radio Access Network (RAN) and devices with SA dedicated 5G network,” said Noor Kamarul in statement today. 

He said for 5GDP in Langkawi, TM had deployed the highest number of 5G use cases among the participating telcos. All the 5G network and use cases sites can be monitored via the dashboard at the 5GCC.

“It is also linked to the local authorities and emergency response services which allow for the communities as well as tourists to experience a smarter, safer living. 

“In addition, we open the 5GCC for all other Service Providers to deploy their monitoring dashboards so all relevant data can be centralised for collective insights,” he said. 

TM has already embarked on a total of 11 use cases in Langkawi and deployed the operations of an Integrated Operations Command Centre (IOCC) which is at the heart of 5G implementation in Langkawi.

“Backed up by analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and data-driven insights, the 5GCC is furnished with advanced integrated security features to serve as a security monitoring centre through closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras being installed at hotspots on the island.

“The control centre empowers local agencies in promoting tourism safety and attractions effectively, unravelling businesses growth opportunities for the local and providing a safer and smarter crowd control for tourists that will help drive forward Langkawi as a Smart Tourism Island,” it said. 

TM said the authorities can receive alerts and notifications, such as distress calls and response via a panic button from the CCTV poles deployed with the smart safety and security solution, or alerts during emergencies.

“These alerts enable the authorities to mobilise resources swiftly during any undesirable incidents or emergency situations, thereby improving their ability to react and respond to the rakyat's needs in a timely manner for any emergencies,” it added.

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