Malaysia to spend $4.9 billion over the next decade to launch 5G connectivity

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In the coming years, Malaysians can look forward to faster internet connections as the Government is administering $4.9 billion to introduce the country’s 5G network over the next decade. 
According to Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia, by the end of this year, the 5G rollout will begin in some of the areas. He gave this information at the launch of  MyDigital & the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint on February 19. 
The 5G technology will immensely improve healthcare. It will enable health monitoring applications which will help chronic patients. Special applications are being developed for senior citizens who are living alone. 
The pandemic has forced And people to work from home and students to study online which has created the need for faster internet services. There have been instances where students had to climb trees for internet connectivity to attend online classes. 
In comparison to the current 4G internet connections, the 5G network could be twenty times faster. The pandemic has made it obvious that technology is the best tool for advancement and an essential tool for survival. 
The aim of Malaysia Digital Economy was to handle digital inequality by providing internet access to all households so that all students can access their online classes. There is a lack of internet infrastructure in rural and remote areas in Malaysia. 
Over the next 5 years RM12 billion and RM15 billion will be invested by Cloud Service Provider (CSP) companies. So far the government has given conditional approvals to four Cloud Service Provider Companies- Telekom Malaysia, Microsoft, Amazon and Google- to manage and build  hyper-scale data centres and cloud services.7 The role of hybrid cloud services and hyper-scale data centres is to increase the storage space of data and minimizing operating costs. It will boost the overall development of Malaysia in all sectors. 

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