KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology and Innovation (MRANTI) offers the right enabling environment beyond infrastructure and technologies for industry and enterprises to realise the full value of 5G.
Chief executive officer Dzuleira Abu Bakar said with pressures to accelerate innovation whilst inking revenue for new products and services, enterprises' 5G implementations must demonstrate positive financial outcomes with confidence and cross-sector collaborations offer a good way forward.
"At MRANTI, we connect innovators, researchers and businesses with resources and capabilities to drive better return on innovation.
"Beyond the hardware, partners and stakeholders, including telcos, government, corporate innovators, technical experts, academia and civil society, play an important role to incubate and catalyse innovations for a more enriching data-driven future," she said in a statement in conjunction with a special roundtable discussion held at MRANTI Park today.
She said MRANTI Park, a 277.61 hectares fourth industrial revolution innovation hub in Kuala Lumpur, would provide a 5G enterprise-purposed facility soon.
Dzuleira said the MRANTI 5G Experience Centre, to be launched by mid-2023, would unlock the potential for a wide variety of use cases to be developed, including those that help corporations meet sustainability goals and improve supply chain management, the two top agendas of investors and the public alike.
"The centre will host a prototyping, test, demo and lab area with speeds up to one gigabyte per second (GBps) to showcase industry applications and use cases by vertical sectors," she said.
She said infrastructure service providers, telcos and enterprises looking to partner on programmes, test-bed a 5G Proof-of-Concept, test a 5G solution or learn about applied 5G are welcome to connect with MRANTI.
"At MRANTI Park, innovators can leverage ultra-fast 5G data networks for better communication efficiency (higher data rates, lower latency), connection density (reliability, availability and coverage) and position accuracy (higher user mobility)," she said.
The special roundtable discussion brought together 20 key stakeholders to discuss pertinent issues as well as to connect and collaborate on initiatives to progress the design, development and deployment of industry and enterprise 5G innovations in order to raise Malaysia's competitiveness.
Among the stakeholders were industry heavyweights, top executives and chief executive officers from Celcom-Digi, Maxis, Telekom Malaysia, YTL, Huawei, Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB), Ericsson, GSM Association (GSMA) and more.
The roundtable discussions follow from the recent tripartite memorandum of understanding between MRANTI, DNB and Ericsson to accelerate the commercialisation of 5G-enabled science, technology, innovation and economy (STIE) solutions by and for enterprises based in Malaysia.