Ericsson Malaysia, together with 12 other companies and organisations, graced a reception hosted by the Swedish Embassy to mark Sweden’s National Day. Ericsson is officially the first key European telecommunications company to establish a manufacturing and sales presence in the country. The telecommunications giant has been instrumental in the development of digital Malaysia alongside the Malaysia government and local ICT industry players.
The celebration took place at JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and was graced by Honourable Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching, Deputy Minister of Education of Malaysia. Over 380 leading corporate figures from local ICT industries, members of the media, friends of the Embassy and the Swedish Ambassador, H.E. Bengt Carlsson were also present.
Todd Ashton, Head of Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka said that Ericsson expects to deliver more positive impact in the next 50 years as Malaysia becomes a prime example of its vision of a Networked Society.
The evening saw the Swedish telecommunications giant showcasing a number of its innovations in the area of 5G, TV and Media as well as industry and society.
Several key demonstrations include:
- Connected Print: An intriguing technology that harnesses the body’s natural conductivity to complete circuits. This potentially extends the range of circuits across any surface via mobile devices, printed circuits and our own bodies.
- Remote Patient Monitoring: This is part of Ericsson’s Mobile Health or EMH platform that is used for delivery of personal or enterprise, health and well-being services.
- Remote Control Excavator over 5G: This demo illustrates one important use case for future 5G networks — Critical Machine Type Communication.
The next generation of mobile networks, 5G is expected to be commercially available from 2020. Ericsson, however, already has live indoor and outdoor 5G test networks in Sweden and the US. 5G will offer theoretical speeds of up to 1Gbps.