Edotco Group, a leading telecom infrastructure services company in Malaysia, has started the first 5G private network at the Langkawi International Airport (LIA) in Langkawi, Kedah.
Edotco installed an operating 5G network based on 3.5 GHz C-band spectrum to provide 5G coverage inside the airport, in association with US-based Peatalk Corporation. The backhaul solution includes millimetre wave transmission technology operating in the 70GHz band for over more than 10km without loss of signal integrity
The network is a software-defined, network-setting reference point for the industry that can continue to facilitate future 5G rollouts.
The live network enabled the demonstration of four smart airport use cases in real time, including asset management via smart devices installed on airport trolleys, air quality monitoring, seamless facial recognition for enhanced real-time safety and security as well as significantly increased public WiFi speed at the airport.
“Today, Malaysia stands at the forefront of next generation connectivity. edotco, together with Peatalk, is pioneering the country’s first 5G private network at Langkawi International Airport. Through the various applications demonstrated, it is clear that 5G has the ability to improve operational efficiencies that will open further opportunities for various industries. At the same time, it will advance our nation’s digital ambitions as we track towards our 2030 Shared Prosperity Vision,” said Wan Zainal Adileen, edotco Chief Regional Officer for ASEAN South.