The lab offers an opportunity for local innovators and academia, to test and incubate services and products in a live testing environment, says MD
CYBERVIEW Sdn Bhd and DiGi.Com Bhd recently announced a partnership to introduce the 5G OpenLab, a 5G-powered collaborative space in Cyberjaya where businesses, academics and developers can go to test new 5G use cases.
Located in Cyberview’s RekaScape, the 5G OpenLab is a 1,102 sq ft collaborative space which will serve to advance new technology solutions and innovations with Digi and its technology partner, ZTE Corp.
The lab will provide selected participants the opportunity to carry out trials of use cases and prototypes that will benefit from 5G’s super high-speed, massive bandwidth and ultra-low latency connectivity in a live, controlled environment.
The trials will be conducted using 100MHz of the 3.5GHz spectrum.
The 5G OpenLab will open its doors on Oct 1, 2019, with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (Crest) as the first of many to conduct trials at the lab.
UPM will test two use cases related to a smart education virtual reality learning space, and an augmented reality avatar for smart cities.
Participating faculties from UPM are the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology.
Crest will work on digital healthcare use cases related to emergency medical services, remote surgery, remote monitoring for smart hospitals and 5G connected ambulances.
Digi CEO Albern Murty believes that the 5G OpenLab will inspire many innovators, in the spirit of collaboration, to learn, share and synergise in building the next generation of solutions for Malaysia.
“5G will bring entirely new possibilities to the way Malaysians live, work and play, and the best way to explore these possibilities is to put 5G in the hands of our local innovators and developers.
“We are pleased to partner Cyberview in creating a space that facilitates a collaborative approach to develop the potential of our nation’s 5G ecosystem,” said Murty.
Cyberview MD Mohd Najib Ibrahim, meanwhile, said the opening of this collaborative space is very exciting for 5G development in Malaysia and in Cyberjaya, particularly.
“The lab, which is located in Cyberview’s latest development RekaScape, offers an opportunity for local innovators and academia, to test and incubate their services and products in a live testing environment. This is in line with Cyberjaya’s offering of the entire city as a living lab.
“The 5G OpenLab essentially adds a critical cog in advancing the tech ecosystem that we have in Cyberjaya. We believe what we do here today together with Digi is a significant step towards creating a platform upon which small and medium enterprises, start-ups and innovators can accelerate and position themselves ahead of the 5G curve by being here first,” he said.
Cyberjaya is poised to become one of the first cities in Malaysia to be equipped with 5G technology and other critical smart city infrastructures.
The 5G OpenLab is open to academics, universities, developers and registered businesses.
Applicants must have use cases ready to be tested in the lab, related to the areas of smart cities, smart mobility, smart healthcare and creative digital content.
Applications are open from now until Oct 17, 2019 and can be submitted online at [email protected]. For more information on 5G OpenLab, visit cyberview.com.my and digi.my/5GOpenLab.