Celcom’s 5G Digital Boundary Control enables a digitalized view of the Langkawi Port landscape using multiple 360⁰UHD 4K panoramic live video cameras within the area. The cameras will leverage on 5G capabilities of low latency and high data speeds. This paired with Artificial Intelligence (AI) with video analytics software, will provide an enhanced security parameter control throughout the port.
The cameras will also create heightened digital security boundary along the shoreline into the port to prevent smuggling and thievery, Thermal Imaging to monitor flammable areas, and real time monitoring for unattended cargo and vehicles that have parted from the island beyond the allowed time limit, minimizing potential revenue leakages.
As 5G is expected to deliver an all-rounded connectivity to consumers and businesses with a differentiated experience, Celcom’s 5G network in Langkawi applies 5G New Radio technology that features C-band spectrum, Massive Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MIMO 64T64R) through a 5G Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) technology. Furthermore, Celcom will be expanding its 5G use-cases to also cover Crowd Control Monitoring, Geo- Fencing & Smart Perimeters and 5G Fixed Wireless Access.
Celcom’s 5G Digital Boundary Control was witnessed and experienced by Gerard Lim, Chief Officer, Digital Industry Development & Commercialisation of Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, together with Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad and Muhd Nasir Abdul Aziz, General Manager of Dermaga Tanjung Lembung at the Langkawi Port.
Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad said Celcom is excited to continue its 5G exploration with Langkawi’s Port authority, another industry player that will benefit from 5G technology, further spearheading the development and adoption of 5G across industries in Malaysia.
“Following our recent successful implementation of Celcom’s 5G Safety and Security Smart City solutions in collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and Langkawi Municipal Council (MPLBP), Celcom’s next collaboration with Dermaga Tanjung Lembung in Langkawi through the adoption of 5G technology, will allow the creation of an enhanced and efficient operational workflow for port authorities.
“Our 5G Digital Boundary Control enables an enhanced security and safety monitoring system for port authorities to carry out daily operations seamlessly, thus transforming and creating various new opportunities that would benefit both the rakyat and the nation.
As we continue to explore many more 5G use-cases that enterprises, authorities, private and public sectors can take advantage of, we welcome more collaborations across the industry to explore and innovate 5G technology and services.
“Celcom will continue to stand alongside the nation in transforming its aspirations into reality, and as the country progresses in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we aspire for our commitment in Langkawi to contribute in the development of the nation’s digital ecosystem.
Furthermore, with Celcom as the official connectivity partner for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2020, we look forward to enable and showcase innovation from Malaysian companies, especially digital start-ups and IR4.0 related technologies for delegates to experience,”– Idham Nawawi
CELCOM’S 5G JOURNEY
Celcom began its 5G journey together with Ericsson on May 2017, with Malaysia’s first ever 5G trial, where a speed test was conducted, achieving a throughput of 18Gbps. Since then, Celcom in its bid to accelerate 5G realization in Malaysia, has been enhancing its core network and radio access equipment with the latest technology in the market, paving the way for innovation in Malaysia.
During the #5Gmalaysia showcase in Putrajaya, hosted by MCMC in April 2019, Celcom and Ericsson demonstrated Malaysia’s first 5G hologram call and an autonomous vehicle using 5G network amongst other use cases, further elevating innovation across industries with high speed connectivity.
In July 2019, Celcom launched the 5G Live Cluster Field Trials in Petaling Jaya with five outdoor sites and one in-building site at Celcom’s Head Office, where a throughput of 6Gbps was recorded. The live trials were conducted with the objective to test and observe the impact of 5G coverage within commercial and residential areas, taking into consideration the environmental impacts on the network and further accelerating Malaysia’s 5G roll-out.
In November 2019, Celcom announced a collaboration with another Malaysian telco, to explore a potential partnership for efficient deployment of Malaysia’s 5G infrastructure, further supporting the development of the nation’s digital ecosystem. The collaboration aims to enable both telcos to explore possible business opportunities in relation to 5G key strategic areas to deliver the best 5G innovation to benefit the people and businesses in Malaysia as soon as the necessary spectrum is made available
In December 2019, Celcom also launched a joint Innovation Centre for 5G (IC5G), initiated by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Ericsson at UTM Kuala Lumpur campus, with the main objective of providing a platform to facilitate research on 5G in a campus environment.
Also in December, Celcom deployed the latest 5G Safety & Security Smart City use-case, in collaboration with Langkawi’s Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and Langkawi Municipal Council (MPLBP), offering a breakthrough in security and monitoring effectiveness with multiple 360⁰ UHD 4K panoramic live video cameras installed at the famous and picturesque Pantai Cenang in Langkawi.