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Press Release

DNB, TM and ZTE collaborate to deliver Malaysia’s first standalone 5G core

Thu 19 Oct 2023

Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB), TM and ZTE Corporation (ZTE) have forged a strategic alliance to unveil the world’s fastest 5G live trial which will deliver remarkable speeds up to 28Gbps.

This groundbreaking technology will reshape Malaysia’s digital landscape and establish a new global standard in wireless communication.

An expansion of DNB’s commitment to driving 5G capabilities for the country, the partnership will leverage TM’s established network infrastructure and digital expertise, as well as ZTE’s state-of-the-art mmWave active antenna unit to deliver Malaysia’s first standalone 5G core, complemented by an adaptable next generation transport network.

This milestone solidifies Malaysia’s position as a frontrunner in mmWave technology, elevating industry digitalization and consumer experiences to unprecedented levels.

Through this new innovation, the strategic partnership aims to propel productivity and operational efficiency, improving customer satisfaction and generating higher demand across all sectors.

It will also enhance rapid Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) connections to deliver high-quality services, video streaming, lag-free online gaming, and immersive virtual and augmented reality applications.

“This groundbreaking partnership reaffirms Malaysia’s commitment to advancing technology, propelling us into a new era of connectivity. It underscores our determination to lead the way in technological advancements on the global stage,” said YB Teo Nie Ching, Deputy Minister of Communications and Digital.

“We are thrilled to be part of this strategic collaboration with TM, MMU and ZTE on the world’s fastest 5G live trial… The combination of our spectrum with TM’s SA core opens up exciting possibilities in the enterprise space, especially in the deployment of 5G private networks,” said Ken Tan Tzi Kieng, Chief Technology Officer at DNB.

“The standalone 5G core and TM’s cutting-edge network infrastructure will establish new benchmarks in connectivity speed and reliability, pushing the boundaries of digitalization. This will enable better user experiences, pioneer new industry growth and drive the country’s innovation ecosystem that will power Malaysia as a digital nation,” said Amar Huzaimi Md Deris, Group CEO of TM.

“We believe this initiative will pave the way for new possibilities in the telco industry. This historic collaboration underscores ZTE’s steadfast commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology and driving innovation within the telco industry,” said Steven Ge, Managing Director of ZTE Malaysia.


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