23/04/2024 04:39 PM

By Anas Abu Hassan

KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 (Bernama) -- Telecommunications giant Ericsson vows to continue staying ahead in providing the best 5G network capabilities via its latest technology, including accelerating the 5G Advance technology for the Malaysian market.

Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh David Hagerbro believes that together with Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB), both parties will work closely in expanding the 5G network coverage to ensure a seamless customer experience with the latest technology available.

‘Our commitment is to ensure that Malaysia is having the latest and the best technology that we already see today.

‘We are going to continue to be in the lead when it comes to the latest technology for the 5G network, the focus right now is how we can use this technology to drive the digitalisation of enterprises,” he told Bernama in an exclusive interview today.

In February 2024, Ericsson inked a partnership with DNB to collaborate on 5G Advanced to ensure that the latter’s 5G network remained one of the top-performing networks in the world.

Hagerbro also assured that Ericsson’s 5G technology has all the latest capabilities according to the international standard -- the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standard.

“We are committed to working with DNB and Malaysia to ensure that the new releases of 3GPP standard for 5G Advance are deployed in Malaysia.

“One of the advantages that you will see in 5G Advanced is the enablement of artificial intelligence (AI) and how you manage, operate as well as deliver the services of the network to the end users and enterprise customers,” he added.

Malaysia has surpassed the 80 per cent 5G network coverage of populated areas (CoPA) target as at end of December 2023, with the latest reported number of the network coverage at 80.2 per cent.


5G Advance to benefit enterprises


Hagerbro highlighted that Malaysia as a nation has been taking the lead in building its digital infrastructure and the introduction of 5G Advanced could provide an opportunity for enterprises to speed up their journey in digitalisation.

“Malaysia has a unique position, to be able to leapfrog to becoming a more competitive nation within the region that has the latest technical capabilities and digital infrastructure for a better 5G network.

“Leveraging this digital infrastructure to drive digitalisation will not only help local companies to become more competitive but also to attract foreign investments into Malaysia,” he said.

Hagerbro noted that it is important for the whole ecosystem to work together to enjoy the benefit of better connectivity such as the likes of cloud services, to enable enterprises to adopt digitalisation and evolve.


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