5G’s commercial roll-out is anticipated in Q3 2020, and will open up opportunities for adopted of the advanced tech in various industries like healthcare and tourism. U Mobile has worked out various ways where 5G can benefit Malaysians in these industries. In total, they have five ‘live’ use cases that are being showcased in Langkawi in conjunction with the 5G Demonstration Projects organised by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.
In December 2019, they showcased 5G connectivity and how it will power remote GP consultation via DOCpod by DoctorOnCall. They also showcased the speed of their 5G network, which achieved speeds of 1.2Gbps. Now they’ve added 3 more 5G use cases, which are actually kind of cool.
Woon Ooi Yuen, U Mobile’s CTO, shared that the telco remains resolute in exploring the unlimited potential of 5G and how it can benefit Malaysians when 5G becomes commercially available.
“We are excited by the unlimited potential of 5G in progressing humanity. These use cases yield important findings which allow us to continue to disrupt the market with many services ready for roll out once 5G becomes commercially available. With 5G connectivity, geographical and socio-economic barriers can be removed and Malaysians canreap its maximum benefits together with us.”
Use Case 1: Remote Consultation with MEDCOM
U Mobile partnered up with MEDCOM to offer remote consultation in hospitals. MEDCOM is a 5G-enabled telemedicine device that enables doctors to offer consultation to patients remotely. The device is portable making it easy for use and despite its portability, it is able to provide real time, high-quality, and ultra-reliable clinical, physiological, and diagnostic information for doctors to make a decision from a distance.
Use Case 2: VR Tourism
U Mobile also partnered up with HTV Vive to showcase how 5G may be used to showcase an engaging world of Virtual Tourism, where users can go on a journey, without ever needing to travel.
Use Case 3: VR Gaming
The partnership with HTV Vive also resulted in a showcase to demonstrate the power of 5G in VR gaming. They had the game Front Defence, which helped to show how 5G changes the gaming experience with clearer, more defined pictures and lag free multiplayer gaming.
Use Case 4: Remote GP Consultation with DOCpod by DoctorOnCall
U Mobile has partnered with DoctorOnCall for a 5G use case offering remote GP consultation 5G use case. DoctorOnCall’s DOCpod is Malaysia’s first online medical video-consultation platform that combines advanced video and voice technologies with the medical knowledge and experience of Malaysia’s top doctors.
Use Case 5: Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
Steven Ge, Managing Director of ZTE Malaysia and Woon Ooi Yuen, Chief Technology Officer of U Mobile, sharing U Mobile’s 5G peak speed of 1.2Gbps.