Celcom initiates 5G security based smart city solution in Langkawi

Celcom Axiata Bhd has an aim of enhancing daily operations for local businesses and authorities and elevating the digital lifestyles of consumers in Langkawi. Celcom first started its 5G journey together with Ericsson on May 2017 and the latest progress by the company is the deployment of its 5G Safety and Security Smart City solutions in Langkawi on 15th December 2019.

Celcom has teamed up with Langkawi’s Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and Langkawi Municipal Council (MPLBP). Celcom deployed its latest 5G Safety & Security Smart City service, which offers a breakthrough in security and monitoring effectiveness with multiple 360⁰ UHD 4K panoramic live video surveillance cameras installed at the Cenang Beach in Langkawi.

“Celcom’s collaboration with PDRM and MPLPB in Langkawi will allow us to create safer and more secure cities through the adoption of 5G technology. Our 5G Safety & Security Smart City solution enables an enhanced security monitoring system for enforcement units as well as transforms the island of Langkawi into a more secure destination,” said Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Idham Nawawi.

Moreover, Idham also emphasised the many use-cases for 5G that enterprises, authorities, private and public sectors can benefit from, conveying Celcom’s enthusiasm in working with any party to deploy the best 5G services.

“As we are aligned with the nation’s fourth industrial revolution, we aspire that our commitment in Langkawi will contribute to the development of the nation’s digital ecosystem,” he said.

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At this time, the 5G solution is deployed at four locations along Jalan Pantai Cenang and two locations at Dataran Cenang, Langkawi. It is equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and video analytics capabilities that leverages on 5G capabilities of low latency and high data speeds, allowing real-time monitoring and high definition picture quality.

Other than that, Celcom will be expanding its 5G use-cases to cover Digital Defense for Beach Boundaries, Crowd Control Monitoring, Digital Control of Inbound and Outbound of Cargo, Fleet Management System, Geo- Fencing & Smart Perimeters and 5G Fixed Wireless Access.

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 5G Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) technology.

Apart from the Langkawi trial, back in July 2019, Celcom had launched a 5G Live Cluster Field Trial in Petaling Jaya with five outdoor sites and one in-building site at Celcom’s Head Office. The trials are being conducted with the purpose to test and observe the impact of 5G within commercial and residential areas.

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