CelcomDigi, U Mobile and ZTE collaborate to accelerate 5G Advanced technology via field trial and live use case applications

ZTE Corporation, CelcomDigi Berhad (CelcomDigi), and U Mobile Sdn Bhd (U Mobile), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to demonstrate the capabilities of 5G Advanced (5G-A) technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and digital solutions for real-time live broadcasting. 

The collaboration will cover 5G field trials of live use case applications in Sarawak using 5G-A technology to deliver enhanced customer experience with seamless connectivity via 5G carrier aggregation solutions such as Automatic Antenna Pattern Control (AAPC) and AAU Hibernation. Other 5G technologies include mmWave, Dynamic Frame Scheduling (DIS Solution) and Fusion Assisting Super TDD (FAST Solution) for faster 5G speeds, and a Native-AI Intelligent RAN for improved network and streaming management. 

The MOU was signed by Datuk Idham Nawawi, CEO of CelcomDigi, Wong Heang Tuck, CEO of U Mobile and Steven Ge, Managing Director of ZTE Malaysia, at the Malaysian Pavilion during the MWC Barcelona 2024. The signing was witnessed by YB Fahmi Fadzil, Malaysian Minister of Communications.

Commenting on the strategic partnership, Datuk Idham Nawawi said, “Our strategic partnership with U Mobile and ZTE enables us to develop and deploy the latest 5G technologies, and test new use cases across mass consumers and enterprises for enhanced digital experiences. As we aspire to build the nation’s digital ecosystem, this partnership will also unlock more value for 5G connectivity and solutions, potentially delivering significant benefits for the country.”

Wong Heang Tuck, CEO of U Mobile, said, “U Mobile is delighted to collaborate with our partners CelcomDigi and ZTE to further accelerate the adoption of 5G-Advanced technology. Our cooperation under this MOU will leverage respective strengths and expertise to highlight the benefits of 5G-A to mass consumers and enterprises, in line with our vision to be Malaysia’s favourite digital services provider.” 

Steven Ge, Managing Director of ZTE Malaysia, said, “ZTE is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of technological innovation. Our partnership with CelcomDigi and U Mobile redefines the standards of live application use case through the deployment of 5G-Advanced technology and AI-driven features.”