The Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology and Innovation (MRANTI), state-owned 5G agency Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) and Ericsson have announced the extension of their memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate the commercialisation of 5G-enabled science, technology, innovation and economy (STIE) solutions for companies in Malaysia.
The tripartite MoU was presented to the partners at the Mobile World Congress (MWC).
Sited in Kuala Lumpur, MRANTI, a convergence of Technology Park Malaysia (TPM Corp) and the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC), is Malaysia’s central research commercialisation agency that fast-tracks the development of technology innovations from ideas to impact.
MRANTI serves as a connector, incubator and catalyst to enable early-stage ideation to mature entities to commercialise and scale. MRANTI offers innovators and industry access to world-class integrated infrastructure, programmes, services, facilities and a suite of resources.
It will also link academia with industry and the public sector to streamline market-driven R&D efforts for mission-based outcomes.
In 2022, the MoU was signed with the initial goal of preparing MRANTI Park for 5G technology and raising awareness of it in the local community. The renewed MoU will prioritise promoting awareness and adoption of 5G among businesses in Malaysia, with the objective of expediting the implementation of the 5G-enabled STIE agenda.
Under the extended MoU, the partners will contribute towards the development of the MRANTI 5G Experience Centre – to be launched in March – by providing content and support to ensure innovators, researchers, start-ups and businesses are well-equipped on 5G literacy.
As a result of the collaboration last year, MRANTI Park has successfully become 5G-ready, with download speeds more than 600Mbps.
This year, MRANTI, DNB and Ericsson have agreed to extend their partnership with the shared goal of fast-tracking the integration of 5G technology into businesses.
Moving forward, MRANTI, DNB and Ericsson will continue to work closely on the planning and implementation of 5G infrastructure, as well as the facilitation of knowledge-sharing sessions on 5G technology and related capabilities.