CYBERJAYA: The 5G OpenLab, a collaborative effort between Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) and Cyberview Sdn Bhd, will open its door at RekaScape here this coming Oct 1 to allow academicians, businesses and developers to test new 5G use cases.

The 1,102 square feet lab would provide selected participants with the opportunity to test trial cases and prototypes that will benefit from 5G’s super high-speed, massive bandwidth and ultra-low latency connectivity in a live, controlled environment.

The trials will be conducted using 100MHz of the 3.5GHz spectrum, said Digi in a statement here today.

“5G will bring entirely new possibilities to the way Malaysians live, work and play, and the best way to explore these possibilities is to put 5G in the hands of our local innovators and developers,” according to Digi’s chief executive officer Albern Murty.

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) will be among the first to conduct trials at the lab.

UPM’s Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology would conduct tests involving two use cases related to a smart education virtual reality learning space and an augmented reality avatar for smart cities.

Meanwhile, CREST would work on digital healthcare use cases related to Emergency Medical Services, remote surgery, remote monitoring for Smart Hospitals and 5G connected ambulances.

The 5G OpenLab was in line with Cyberjaya’s offering of the entire city as a Living Lab, said Cyberview managing director Najib Ibrahim.

“The 5G Open Lab essentially adds a critical cog in advancing the tech ecosystem that we have in Cyberjaya. We believe that what we do here today together with Digi is a significant step towards creating a platform upon which SMEs, startups and innovators can accelerate and position themselves ahead of the 5G curve by being here first,” he said.

The 5G OpenLab is open to academics, universities, developers and registered businesses.

Applicants must have use cases which are ready to be tested in the lab, involving areas of smart cities, smart mobility, smart healthcare, and creative digital content.

Applications are open from now until 17 Oct 2019 and could be submitted online at – Bernama