Energy giant PETRONAS has successfully implemented a private 5G network at its Regasification Terminal Sungai Udang (RGTSU) in Melaka, becoming the first company in Malaysia to adopt this cutting-edge technology for business use.

PETRONAS’ private 5G network rollout has been supported by the Ministry of Communications and Digital (KKD) and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), and is expected to have a significant impact on its internal operations and the industry as a whole.

The event to commemorate this technological milestone took place on September 25 and was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah Haji Yusof, KKD Minister Fahmi Fadzil, KKD Secretary-General Datuk Mohamad Fauzi Md Isa, MCMC Chairman Tan Sri Mohamad Salim Fateh Din and PETRONAS Senior Vice President of Project Delivery and Technology Datuk Bacho Pilong.

South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin welcomed the visit to Korea by Japan’s Senior Vice Foreign Minister Funakoshi Takehiro and China’s Deputy Foreign Minister Nong Rong, and stressed the importance of cooperation trilateral between Korea, Japan and China for peace, stability and prosperity in the Northeast Asian region.

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This cooperation becomes even more relevant as these three countries together represent 20% of the world’s population and 25% of global GDP.

PETRONAS’ private 5G network, which lays the foundation for future collaborations in the technological field, falls under Ekonomi MADANI and the New Industrial Master Plan 2030 (NIMP 2030), which seek to advance the nation through technology. 5G’s fast connectivity, low latency and ability to manage large volumes of data are considered key factors for innovation and global competitiveness.

To date, Malaysia has been recognized for its efforts in 5G connectivity and is well on its way towards its goal of achieving 80% 5G network coverage in populated areas by the end of 2023. PETRONAS’ private 5G network, together with Collaboration between the government, the private sector and academia, promises to harness the full potential of this technology and ensure the training of local talents to drive Malaysia’s digital future.


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