MCMC issues a Call for Collaboration for the the 5G Demonstration Projects


Just yesterday, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has initiated a Call for Collaboration and invited Network Facility Provider (NFP) and Network Service Provider (NSP) license holders to submit proposals for the 5G Demonstration Projects. The purpose of this collaboration is to test and deploy proposed 5G use cases in harnessing the growth of the 5G ecosystem in Malaysia.

Dr Ahmad Nasruddin, the chairman of the 5G Test Bed Working Group, is seeking proposals from various applicants which include the trial deployment of a 5G network, the provision of the 5G equipment and the use of the 5G technology (where possible) to address the stated requirements of the identified verticals and use cases, such as the agriculture sector, transportation, education, entertainment/media, healthcare, manufacturing and process industries, smart city and solutions for people with disabilities. The submission of the proposal deadline for the applicants is on 15 July 2019.

There is a list of criteria for the applicants to follow, before submitting their proposals. They must:

  • a) Have end-to-end ecosystem partners including technology vendors, solution providers and targeted end users in order to demonstrate and deploy the proposed 5G use case meaningfully,
  • b) Have the necessary resources, expertise and funding to support the 5G Demonstration Project. All cost associated and relating to the 5G Demonstration Project shall be borne by the participating parties,
  • c) Propose a feasible business model to sustain the deployment of the use case on a wider scale in Malaysia at the end of the 5G Demonstration Project, and
  • d) Lead and managed by persons with relevant experience, credibility and integrity.

Should the applicant be interested, they must complete an online form (click here) and submit their proposal to the Secretariat of 5G Test Bed via [email protected], with other relevant documents by 15 July 2019.

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