Installation of 5G demonstration projects at Langkawi Airport on track, says edotco

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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 26): The installation of 5G demonstration projects (5GDP) at Langkawi International Airport (LIA) is well on track to make LIA a 5G-ready island airport, said edotco Malaysia.

5GDP is aimed at facilitating, building and spurring development of cases utilising 5G that have potential in the working environment and on a wider context to expand the 5G ecosystem.

In a statement, edotco group chief regional officer Wan Zainal Adileen said this smart airport 5G use case is a testament to the company's commitment to delivering world-class infrastructure for improved connectivity.

“Data gathered from this project will form the basis to accelerate the digitisation of transportation hubs.

“edotco is focussed on providing future-ready, right shareable infrastructure to support the nation’s digital agenda,” he said.

As one of eight companies participating in the 5GDP across nine verticals in six states, edotco Malaysia is the project owner of the smart airport use case in LIA.

edotco said LIA was identified as an ideal location to pilot the use case with its mix of domestic and international arrivals who expect seamless connectivity experience.

Its size also allows for the project to scale up for international events such as the biennial Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition.

Solutions deployed in LIA will create a 5G private network for secured access and contribute towards improved overall airport experience for passengers and vendors.

The first live testing at LIA has taken place as scheduled and the team is working closely with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to study the data gathered and optimise for commercialisation come next year, it said.