Austral Techsmith deploys smart poles across Malaysia to support 5G rollout

by TMR

MALAYSIAN 5G smart pole pioneer, Austral Techsmith Sdn Bhd, yesterday announced that they have commenced collaboration efforts with telecommunication infrastructure providers to instal all-in-one smart poles across Malaysia.

Austral Techsmith has begun installing its Elab 01 smart street poles that provide seamless integration for numerous network services and facility provider functions.

Elab 01 is an all-in-one innovation for 5G on-ground deployment using a single pole measuring 18m that can house multiple connectivities such as 5G, 4G, wifi routers, power units and even a smart streetlight function. In comparison to the traditional poles and cabinet designs where extra space beside the pole is needed for obtrusive containers like power generators, the rollout reportedly has impressed key 5G stakeholders.

The greater power of bandwidth and connectivity that comes together with 5G means more poles must be erected in an area compared to 3G and 4G. Elab 01 reduces not only carbon footprint through its’ smart features, but also integrates seamlessly with the urban landscape aesthetic.

The deployment began on March 15, 2022, and as of yesterday, 31 smart poles have been installed along various streets including Jalan Semarak Api in Kuala Lumpur and in Greentown Ipoh.

Austral Techsmith CEO Azfar Zubri said the utilisation of smart technology is the way forward on Malaysia’s path to creating smart cities. The implementation of new technologies and innovations will see increased usage of multifunctional single poles.