Producing digital economy talent for 2017, Malaysia opens first national 5G innovation centre

Endorsed by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, the new centre's learning programmes will prepare 2,000 students for employment in the new digital economy.

By AvantiKumar
Dec. 19, 2016

5G demonstration (second) 

Photo -  During another 5G demonstration

The centre will have three main functionalities:
·   5G innovation showcase: Ericsson and UTM will showcase 18 demonstrations ranging from robotics, IoT transformation, Augmented Reality (AR) and 5G for industries.

·   5G research lab: Ericsson and UTM Research and Development (R&D) team will focus their study in four key areas: Propagation studies, antenna studies, wireless communications, networks and securities studies, sustainability and safety studies. The R&D team includes representatives from UTM, Ericsson Malaysia and Ericsson R&D in Sweden.

·   5G learning space: Short-term, medium-term and long-term learning programs on 5G-and-beyond technologies offered by Ericsson and UTM for international and local industry players, as well as higher learning institutions. Programs are delivered by UTM and Ericsson Learning Services team. The programs are expected to benefit 2,000 students over three years.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), which became a full university in 1975, is located both in Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur, and has been a significant contributor of technical and professional workforce for the local industries, government agencies as well as multinational companies.

The first version of this article appeared on Computerworld Malaysia 19 December 2016.

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