TECHNOLOGY company ZTE Malaysia organised a half-day teleconference that highlighted the need for Malaysian industries and telecommunications operators to be open to the many opportunities in the global post-pandemic era.

These will include the implementation of efficient network modernisation and 5G evolution to support the growth of the country’s digital economy, promote industry reform and enhance socio-economic values.

Featuring several of its top local and global executives, key focus areas at the virtual event titled “Empowering Digital Transformation” included the application of ZTE’s cutting-edge solutions and latest 5G innovations to address network transformation for 5G commercialisation and deployment in the ecosystems.

A number of 5G business cases were also presented to highlight how these new technologies were being used around the world and could be applied in Malaysia.

The event, curated by ZTE Malaysia, drew a wide-ranging audience from telecommunications operators, regulators and government agencies to private enterprises.

In his keynote address, ZTE Corporation vice-president Bai Yang (pic) spoke about the transformative changes brought on by 5G and other new information technologies.

ZTE, he said, was more than willing to cooperate with its partners to realise a new wave of iterative technology innovations in Malaysia.

The manufacturing sector, which accounts for about 21% of Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP), is just one of the many key industries poised to benefit from digital transformation in turning production lines into “smart factories”, which can be done by creating 5G Standalone (SA) private networks.

Bai further elaborated that more efficient and intelligent production and manufacturing could be realised with lower power consumption via 5G industrial Internet, multi-access edge computing and artificial intelligence.

He also cited ZTE’s experiences in establishing China’s first 5G intelligent district in the Binjiang district of Nan Jing in 2019.

The coordinated incorporation of 5G within the industrial supply chain witnessed further growth in use and promoted new 5G businesses in the surrounding areas, he said.

Bai pointed out that 5G and Cloud-based networks and services were already accelerating network convergence and were becoming increasingly crucial in building a unified and intelligent transport network for telcos, paramount for future network and services monetisation.

A study compiled by IHS Markit (published in late 2019) projected that the use cases enabled by 5G would contribute a staggering US$13.2tril (RM55.08tril) to the global economy by 2035, and would be responsible for generating over 22 million jobs.

In Malaysia, ZTE is working with DiGi, UMobile, TM and Celcom to bring quality connectivity to all Malaysians through the use of ZTE solutions and cutting-edge technologies.

Malaysian operators will be able to leverage enhanced network capabilities in three key aspects – bandwidth, agility and scheduling to improve the quality of service.

Bai explained that due to innovations in base stations, ZTE was able to improve the design of chipsets, power amplifiers and system integration for higher power efficiency while aligning to the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals of companies and assisting Malaysian operators in building green networks more efficiently.

He also announced that ZTE was working with its partners to realise the government’s Jendela initiatives to improve socio-economic values and contribute towards knowledge transfer.

This is to be accomplished through the establishment of the E2E Training Centre in Multimedia University Melaka and the 5G Training Centre in Multimedia University Cyberjaya by year end.

About ZTE Corporation
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, operators, companies and public sector customers. The company has been committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE sells its products and services in more than 160 countries.