Malaysian markets set to speed up with 5G technology

Caption: (standing from left) Mitch Lewis, Damien Wong, Mr. Chong Kai Wooi, Mr. Chang HW, Erwin Meyer and Michael Tadault, during the launch gimmick of SDN/NFV Solutions & Partnership Launch

 

5G technologies will soon be available to service providers and enterprises in Malaysia thanks to NEC Corporation Malaysia, Netcracker Technology and their collaboration with Red Hat, Juniper Networks and Dell EMC.

The partnership will build off its Ecosystem 2.0 Program and see NEC Corporation of Malaysia and Netcracker positioning itself as a full SDN/NFV (Software-Defined Networking/Network Functions Virtualization) solution provider capable of offering an end-to-end multivendor 5G-ready virtualization platform on which designing and deploying a network architecture concept that uses IT virtualization technologies will now be possible. 

Managing Director, NEC Corporation of Malaysia, Mr. Chong Kai Wooi, said at the SDN/NFV Solution and Partnership launch which took place in Malaysia today: “Around the world we are seeing service providers in the US, South Korea, Sweden, Estonia, Turkey, Japan and China upgrading their network infrastructure in preparation to offer 5G communications services which are imminent. Commercializing such services, including the massive connectivity of people, transportation, objects and cities, is expected to take off in the next two to three years.”

“To stay competitive in a global economy, service providers and enterprises in Malaysia will eventually have the need to adapt to 5G technologies. With our SDN/NFV 5G-ready solution, companies will be able to speed up the time-to-market for their potential communications services and/or any applications that run on 5G technology, improve cost efficiency and have the ability to offer new, revenue generating-services.”  

“As the industry moves quickly towards 5G technology, getting the management and orchestration environment right is critical to enable new IoT use cases requiring dynamic network slicing,” said Aloke Tusnial, CTO of SDN/NFV, Netcracker. 

“This is a key focus for us at Netcracker and we are delighted to be part of this strong collaboration to bring 5G virtualization to market faster.”

With 5G, public services can be enhanced further to offer next level of services where federal and state governments to connect people, transportation, objects and cities at higher speed and with fewer delays.

In a previous report by Forbes, China Mobile and China Telecom announced that 5G trials will begin in Xiongan in 2018 with a goal to commercialize networks by 2020.

 


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