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

Release Time:2024-02-27


  • A three-party collaboration towards driving 5G-Advanced (5G-A) adoption and application for mass consumers & enterprises
  • Leveraging cutting-edge technologies with AI-driven features to highlight 5G-A capabilities 


Left to Right - Tey Khang Lian, Deputy Country Manager of ZTE Malaysia, YM Tengku Dato' Sri Azmil Zahruddin bin Raja Abdul Aziz, Chairman of CelcomDigi, Datuk Idham Nawawi, CEO of CelcomDigi, YB Fahmi Fadzil, Minister of Communications, Wong Heang Tuck, CEO of U Mobile, Steven Ge, Managing Director of ZTE Malaysia, Woon Ooi Yuen, CTO of U Mobile


Barcelona, Spain, 27 February 2024 - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a global leading provider of information and communication technology solutions, 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."


About CelcomDigi

CelcomDigi is Malaysia’s largest mobile network operator with more than 20.6 million users on its network. Established on 1 December 2022 from the merger of Celcom and Digi, the company aims to serve the growing digital needs of its customers by leveraging its newly combined widest network footprint, distribution touchpoints, innovative range of digital products and services, and superior customer experience powered by over 3,800 top industry experts. The company has clearly defined ambitions to advance the nation, inspire Malaysian society, and be a leader in inclusion and ESG practices. For more information on CelcomDigi, visit www.celcomdigi.com.


About U Mobile

U Mobile’s vision is to be Malaysia’s most favourite digital services provider through innovations that constantly make things possible. To realise this, we are committed to providing unbeatable quality connectivity experiences that are best-in-class and 5G speeds that are ultra-fast at no extra cost. We believe our accessible quality connectivity narrows the digital divide by providing Malaysians access to the right skills and tools to unleash their unbeatable potential. For more information on U Mobile, please visit www.u.com.my.  


About ZTE

ZTE helps to connect the world with continuous innovation for a better future. The company provides innovative technologies and integrated solutions, its portfolio spans all series of wireless, wireline, devices and professional telecommunications services. Serving over a quarter of the global population, ZTE is dedicated to creating a digital and intelligent ecosystem, and enabling connectivity and trust everywhere. ZTE is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. www.zte.com.cn/global


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