Ericsson to support Malaysia’s digital transformation with nationwide 5G rollout

Malaysia and its economy are set to benefit from a 10-year 5G partnership between Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) to lead the nationwide deployment of next-generation wireless cellular technology in Malaysia.

5G’s speed, low latency, and big data processing capabilities will digitally transform the nation, while creating a 5G ecosystem that will fuel innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality ( AR), virtual reality (VR), and automation across a range of Internet of Things (IoT) use cases across business, industry, and multiple industries.

Using the capabilities of 5G and accelerating the deployment of Malaysia’s nationwide 5G network and ecosystem, DNB will provide access and services to mobile service providers and others licensed by regulators, to enable a world-class 5G experience and make Industry 4.0 a reality in Malaysia.

Ralph Marshall, CEO of DNB, said: “DNB is committed to providing the best technological and innovation opportunities to Malaysians, businesses and government to ensure Malaysia is at the forefront of the economy. global digital. We identified Ericsson to deliver the best next-generation 5G technology and the best professional services available to meet DNB’s specific and unique needs.

Ericsson’s participation in the national 5G project will make direct and indirect socio-economic contributions in areas such as job creation, partnership with Bumiputera and other local entrepreneurs and ecosystem actors, and strengthening of knowledge and skills in Malaysia.

David Hägerbro, Director of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, says: “5G is an open innovation platform and becomes the cornerstone on which a country’s competitiveness depends. The commitment of Malaysia and the DNB to accelerate the deployment of 5G is to be commended, as it will accelerate the adoption of 5G nationwide, bridge the digital divide and transform the nation. 5G will help facilitate the government’s ambition to promote Malaysians to become technology creators through the development of 5G applications and use cases.

He adds, “With a legacy of 56 years of contributing to Malaysia’s development, we are delighted to extend our commitment to the nation. Ericsson is confident that with our global 5G leadership and strong deployment capabilities, we will meet the deployment targets set by DNB. “

DNB’s exclusive partnership with Ericsson covers the provision of energy efficient Ericsson Radio System products and solutions, including Ericsson Spectrum Sharing, software for extended 5G coverage.

The scope also includes the cloud native 5G core and nationwide 5G radio access (RAN). Ericsson will also manage the unique requirements of a single wholesale network with its leading managed services offering, Ericsson Operations Engine. The solution will improve the performance of DNB’s network by using AI, automation and cognitive software to predict and prevent problems.

Ericsson’s end-to-end reach also includes Operational Support Systems (OSS) and Business Support Systems (BSS) solutions.

DNB is responsible for helping Malaysia achieve its digital aspirations, as outlined in the government’s MyDIGITAL master plan, which aims to transform Malaysia into a digitally-driven high-income nation and a leader in digital content, cybersecurity and digital economy in the Southeast Asia region.

DNB is also supporting the modernization of the country’s mobile networks as part of the national digital infrastructure plan, Jalinan Digital Negara (Jendela), to ensure quality Internet connectivity for every Malaysian.

DNB aims to launch Malaysia’s first 5G network in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya in the initial phase. Ericsson’s local presence and deployment expertise are key to achieving the DNB target of 80% nationwide 5G population coverage by 2024.

Ericsson is a global leader in 5G with 97 5G networks operating over the air in 46 countries.


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