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Malaysia tests first ever 5.5G technology in SEA

It offers up to ten times faster connections, lower latency, and more connected devices than 5G.

Malaysia has successfully staged the first 5G-Advanced technology trial in Southeast Asia which promises up to ten times improvement in speed, connected devices, and latency than 5G.

The trial on 5G-Advanced, also known as 5.5G, was led by Malaysian telco firm Maxis and Chinese tech giant Huawei. It includes a live speed test to demonstrate the technology’s capabilities to achieve “ultra-fast peak speeds” of up to 8Gbps.

According to Tan Sri Mohamad Salim bin Fateh Din, chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), this shows how the country’s telecommunications industry can make a significant contribution to increasing communications connectivity.

The chairman also expressed hope that more industry players will pioneer innovative technologies that will help Malaysian enterprises move up the value chain through next-generation commercial and industrial solutions. 

“This will position Malaysia as a front-runner in telecommunications globally,” he added.

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