CelcomDigi x VIRNECT - Both companies join forces to develop experiential industrial Metaverse learning and education


It takes a village to raise a child, and a nation to raise a society. Education is an important pillar of our country. Perhaps, this is the main reason behind CelcomDigi’s latest venture with VIRNECT (438700: KOSDAQ). That said, both companies signed an MOU recently. So, what should you know about this strategic partnership?

In case you didn’t know, VIRNECT is a Korea-based technology company that specialises in the development and commercialisation of industrial extended reality (XR) solutions. This collaboration aims to explore the development of experiential learning and education using Metaverse, for multiple Malaysian universities. Hence, students will be trained with an efficient education method that will potentially benefit enterprises such as cybersecurity, healthcare, robotics, as well as oil and gas engineering.

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Moreover, CelcomDigi plans to integrate cutting-edge metaverse and AI-based technology solutions into higher learning institutions in Malaysia. Hence, this could produce industry-ready graduates who are skilled in metaverse applications. This is what CelcomDigi CEO Datuk Idham Nawawi has to say about the collaboration:

“We are committed to bringing the best innovation that will greatly benefit the development of Malaysian industries by utilising the real values of 5G technology. We are excited to collaborate with VIRNECT, a industrial leading XR technology expert, for the development and co-creation of experiential learning and education using Metaverse solutions. This strategic collaboration underscores our position of leveraging Metaverse, 5G and AI technology, to potentially establish innovative and productive digital solutions for Malaysian enterprises, spurring Malaysia’s digital ecosystem into a new era of digital leadership.”

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed at Westin Chosun Hotel on Sep 8, 2023, by Datuk Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive Officer of CelcomDigi Berhad, and Tim Ha, Chief Executive Officer of VIRNECT. The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Minister of Communications and Digital of Malaysia, YB Fahmi Fadzil.

If everything goes well, this could be a massive breakthrough for Malaysian graduates. It could also be the start of a very positive development for Malaysia’s digital corridors. At this point, only time will tell.

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