Digi Telecommunications (Digi) demonstrated its 5G network preparedness which will debut at the 5G Malaysia Showcase taking place from 18 to 21 April 2019. Via an onsite speed test, Digi demonstrated faster data speed and network capacity. The results of transmission speeds went up to 1.6Gbps on the 100MHz spectrum 5G network.
Digi is testing its 5G network as the industry ramps up to unveiling 5G’s benefits and impact at the showcase, which aims to underline the technology’s capabilities. Through super high-speeds, low latency, and network slicing, 5G has the potential to connect millions of devices. As well as build new services, and support a broader adoption of applications. These new service and apps can impact the way businesses and government operate as well as for the average consumer.
At the showcase, Digi will be presenting three 5G use cases. These include Emergency Services, Learning and eSports. DiGi will hope to provide a glimpse of 5G’s potential impact to public infrastructure, businesses and consumers at large. The use cases will demonstrate how 5G can accelerate emergency response times in a road accident, learning through Augmented Reality (AR), and propel e-Sports forward with seamless gameplay through a Virtual Reality experience.
Digi’s Chief Executive Officer, Albern Murty said;
“We are excited to be a part of building Malaysia’s future with 5G, while we continue to maximise the potential of our 4G Plus network to digitise Malaysia. We believe Malaysia’s approach to 5G is practical and consultative; and we will leverage on learnings to accelerate local research and adoption. We also look forward to deeper public-private collaboration to drive Malaysia’s digital future forward.”
Everyone in the industry is ramping up their efforts to get into 5G, and that’s a good thing. But super fast speeds with 5G, is entirely useless, without unlimited data for consumers. How things are implemented still remains to be seen, but I’m lowkey dreading the prices that you’ll have to pay for this ‘seamless’ experience.