U Mobile inks MoU with TIME dotCom for 5G live trials
By Digital News Asia May 15, 2019
- Conducting 5G trials in various verticals from education to healthcare to gaming
- TIME is the first telco provider in Malaysia to achieve the MEF 3.0 certification
U MOBILE Sdn Bhd, the data-centric telco, and TIME dotCom (TIME) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as part of U Mobile’s Road To 5G strategy.
The collaboration will see U Mobile leveraging on TIME’s high speed and low latency backhaul solution for its 5G live trials.
“U Mobile is committed to bringing the benefits of 5G technology to Malaysians. Hence, we are conducting 5G trials in various verticals from education to healthcare to gaming to ensure that the right 5G architecture is in place for the technology’s capabilities to be fully maximised when commercial roll out happens. We are delighted to be able to leverage TIME’s high speed and low latency backhaul solution for our 5G live trials,” said U Mobile chief executive officer Wong Heang Tuck.
Wong added that TIME is the first telco provider in Malaysia and the second service provider in the world to achieve the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 3.0 certification. “As such, we believe TIME will be in the best position to provide the appropriate mobile backhaul solution for our 5G live trials.”
“TIME has always believed in keeping abreast of technological innovation. As a result, we’re able to provide services compatible with global standards that can support the evolution of network technology like 5G,” said TIME executive director Lee Guan Hong.