Malaysia needs a holistic strategy that encompasses not just technological solutions, but also regulatory frameworks and educational initiatives to ensure that its 5G implementation programme becomes a beacon of innovation, security, and resilience for future generations, writes Brigadier General Norli Hisham Alwi of the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
Malaysia will allow a second 5G service provider once Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) achieves 80 per cent population coverage by year’s end, says Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil.
Having two 5G network operators instead of one will benefit telcos and consumers, and is in line with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s recent call to review monopolies. The prime minister is expected to finally discuss the matter this week.
Certain quarters are calling on the government to establish an impartial panel to debate the benefits, and drawbacks of having just one company overseeing Malaysia’s 5G rollout, as Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil meets Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim tomorrow about the nation’s 5G direction.
redONE Network group chief executive officer Farid Yunus says telecommunication companies in Malaysia would prefer to delay introduction of 5G technology.