Bye-Bye, 5G? Huawei, Maxis Test New 5.5G Tech in Malaysia
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Bye-Bye, 5G? Huawei, Maxis Test New 5.5G Technology in Malaysia

Bye Bye 5 G Huawei Maxis Test New 5 5 G Tech in Malaysia Photo by Website/Huawei

It looks like we’ll be saying goodbye to the good old 5G network soon, as multinational technology company Huawei and Malaysia’s leading telecommunications provider Maxis recently held a trial event for the new 5G-Advanced technology, also known as 5.5G.

The “5G-Advanced Trial Showcase” event, held last week at Kuala Lumpur City Centre The Place (KLCC), demonstrated the new technology’s upgraded capabilities through a live speed test.

The test resulted in a peak speed of 8 gigabits per second, which can be further expanded to up to 10 times faster than the 5G network, Huawei said in a press release.

Various demonstration booths were also present at the event, including low-latency live streaming of various views of KLCC, immersive augmented reality experiences, and a range of live 3D content.

“This 5.5G trial demonstrates the potential of Malaysia’s telecommunications sector in contributing meaningfully to advancing our communications connectivity,” said Tan Sri Mohamad Salim bin Fateh Din, chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.

After Kuala Lumpur, the 5.5G trial will also be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona, Spain, from Feb. 26-29. The company also deployed a pilot 5.5G network in Beijing earlier this year, in partnership with China Unicom.

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