Celcom explores 5G adoption in Petaling Jaya’s smart city ambitions

  • Vehicle monitoring connected via 5G live video streams feeds to Smart Centre
  • Using mmWave to adopt proactive measures towards crime detection & prevention

(L to R) Azlinda Azman, Deputy Mayor of Petaling Jaya, Mohd Sayuthi Bakar, Mayor of Petaling Jaya, Amirudin Shari, Menteri  Besar of Selangor, Mohd Amin Ahmad Ahya, State Secretary of Selangor, and Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive of Celcom Axiata, at the launch of MBPJ Smart Centre, where Celcom demonstrated the future of Intelligent City and Public Safety 5G solutions.


Celcom Axiata Bhd (Celcom) is pushing ahead with its 5G journey in collaboration with Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ). In an effort to support Petaling Jaya’s intelligent city aspiration, Celcom is introducing the adoption of its 5G Intelligent City and Public Safety solution use-cases.

The solutions were showcased yesterday in conjunction with   MBPJ’s Smart Centre launch. Present at the launch was Amirudin Shari, chief minister of Selangor, Mohd Amin Ahmad Ahya, Selangor State Secretary, and Mohd Sayuthi Bakar, Mayor of Petaling Jaya.

Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom said it remains committed to drive the adoption of 5G technology with Internet of Things (IoT) and AI solutions, in enhancing daily operational matters for authority bodies, businesses and agencies across industries.

“Following our successful deployment of the country’s first 5G Live Cluster Field Trial in Petaling Jaya, our latest collaboration with MBPJ will pave the way for a revolution in daily operations concerning traffic management and public safety by other local councils. Celcom’s 5G Intelligent City and Public Safety solutions also complements MBPJ’s ambition in creating a smart, sustainable, conducive and resilient city for its urban communities.

Celcom’s 5G Intelligent City and Public Safety pilot solutions feature an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform powered with analytics capabilities, connecting UHD (ultra high definition) cameras including existing MBPJ’s cameras that are deployed in high traffic and crowd areas. The videos are streamed live to MBPJ Smart Centre over Celcom 5G network utilising mmWave spectrum, enabling the council to enhance traffic management with real-time monitoring and allow MBPJ to execute proactive measures towards crime detection and prevention.

The traffic management use case showcased by Celcom will enable the local council to efficiently manage traffic violations and enhance the efficiencies of traffic wardens in managing traffic offenders with the following functionalities:

  • Traffic Violation Detection - traffic violations will be detected automatically based on marked parameters
  • Vehicle Analysis - License plate number recognition and identification of vehicles

Celcom also demonstrated a Mobile Monitoring solution as part of the 5G use case, where a mobile monitoring vehicle connected via 5G is streaming live video feeds to the Smart Centre. This solution explores the potential of providing quick solution to enhance monitoring of an open space or area, as well as public events, which in return may act as a visual deterrent for potential offenders when parked at targeted areas.

Pointing to its 5G Demonstration Project in Langkawi, the 5G Live Cluster Trial in Petaling Jaya and also its success of powering Universiti Teknologi Malaysia as the first 5G  campus in the country, Celcom says this emphasizes its commitment to realise the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) through 5G technology within multiple sectors and industries.

Celcom is also closely engaging with multiple industry partners towards building a resilient ecosystem to drive successful commercialisation of 5G use-cases.

“A collaborative environment across industries will be the way forward towards the development of a sustainable ecosystem. Therefore, we welcome more collaborations across industries as we work towards innovative daily operations with 5G and IoT technology. Celcom will continuously strive to accelerate digitalisation of businesses towards building a sustainable digital ecosystem, creating a ‘win-win-win’ situation which will benefit the industry, rakyat and achieve the nation’s digital aspirations,” Idham stresses.

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