The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) have issued a stern warning against people spreading false, unverified news about the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Malaysia. The commission with the aid of the police has detained an individual for allegedly posting false news on Facebook on 26 January 2020.
In the not too distant future, virtual tourism may become a “thing.” Thanks to 5G connectivity, we’ll be able to experience a tourist attraction without physically being there. On Monday, 20 January, Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guang Eng had the opportunity to experience just that—he “visited” Gunung Machinchang, Langkawi in real-time from Cyberjaya, approximately 500 kilometres away.
Thanks to 5G connectivity, Maxis’ flagship community programme—eKelas, has received a virtual reality (VR) boost, showcasing the potential of 5G in the education sector. Maxis demonstrated a VR learning experience for Science learning in its eKelas programme to Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at Pusat Internet IOCC, Langkawi on Sunday, 20 January 2020. The Maxis eKelas VR learning experience is the only use case in the education vertical being piloted under the 5G Demonstration Projects (5GDP) initiative.
For the better part of the year, we’ll be hearing plenty about 5G and its anticipated commercial roll-out in Q3 this year. Last week, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) together with participating telcos have been busy showcasing use cases for 5G in Langkawi, in conjunction with the MCMC-led 5G Demonstration Projects (5GDP) initiative. U Mobile showcased five “live” use cases that included remote consultation with MEDCOM, virtual reality (VR) multiplayer gaming and VR tourism.