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Recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, UTM-Ericsson IC5G feature innovation 5G, a 5G research laboratories and learning spaces on campus UTM Kuala Lumpur (KL), which is expected to benefit about 2,000 students from institutions and industry in Malaysia.

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said that such initiatives are very encouraging, when Brazil took a step closer to becoming a National Digital Intelligent 2020.

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“The center will also make Malaysia is in a better position in the forefront among the leading nations of 5G and technology-based economic transformation in Southeast Asia and Oceania,” he told reporters after launching the center in UTM KL, here.

IC5G will have three main functions, comprising exhibition 5G innovation, research laboratories and learning spaces.

Ericsson and UTM will exhibit 18 demonstration involving robotics, transforming the Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR) and 5G for the industry.

Also present were UTM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Wahid Omar, Chairman of Ericsson Malaysia and Sri Lanka, Todd Ashton.

Meanwhile, Ashton said, opening IC5G will help realize the vision of the community network in Malaysia, with each person and industries are empowered to reach their full potential.