Adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) in Malaysia is set to grow as the country embarks on various 5G use cases around the country.
With 5G-enabled precision farming, for example, the agriculture industry stands to reap the amount currently lost to imports. According to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the smart agriculture use case features an AI-driven automation platform that allows predictive growth modelling. Remote global monitoring and control, thus, making farming possible anywhere.
The 5G technology is also enabling the country’s smart city use case. It is an Integrated Command Centre equipped with advanced security features for real-time surveillance large scale monitoring by local authorities and backed up by analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet-of -Things (IoT) and data-driven insights.
YB Gobind Singh Deo, Malaysia Minister of Communications and Multimedia, said 5G will allow the country to produce and manufacture more high-quality goods and services while further benefiting the people with better products and services.
"Recognising its potential, the government of Malaysia through the MCMC is leading the way by proactively taking the necessary steps to develop this new and emerging ecosystem," the Minister said during his opening remark at the first 5G Malaysia International Conference held recently in Langkawi.
The conference delved into 5G potential as a catalyst for sustainable development goals, digital inclusivity and the global roadmap for the technology among others.
Malaysia is set to add USD 3.12 billion (RM 12.7 billion) to its GDP by 2025 with the implementation of 5G with 39,000 new jobs
The site of the conference is positioning itself as the first 5G island in the world, with 35 of the 5G use cases in Malaysia being based there. These use cases are collectively known as the Langkawi Trials, which comprised of a third of all of Malaysia 5G use cases. There are another 72 5G use cases involving nine industry verticals at 56 live sites across the country, with a total investment of USD 35.16 million (RM 143 million) from industry players.