The Wireless Communication Centre, UTM and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had organised the Asean Makerthon 2019 in collaboration with Celcom Axiata Berhad, Ericsson Malaysia Sdn Bhd from the 2nd December to Wednesday 4th December at UTM-Ericsson 5G Innovation Centre (IC5G) in UTM Kuala Lumpur campus. During the 3-day competition, participants were required to build working prototypes under the theme of ‘5G Revolution Impact towards Industry 4.0 Revolution’. The  event was unique given it was the first makerthon running on a closed 5G network. The IC5G was appropriately selected as venue for this year’s Makerthon as it houses 5G learning centre, research lab as well as exhibitions on 5G-related innovations.

WCC’s director, Prof. Dr. Jafri presenting talks on electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from 5G wireless signal Access Point

The organisation of 2019 Makerthon was part of collaboration works planned for a collective exploration initiatives by all organising parties in order to proliferate 5G use cases in solving problems faced by industries and society. In line with this objective, an exchange of agreement was held in conjunction with the ASEAN Makerthon for IC5G’s modernisation that included setting up live 5G Commercial Radio system. Celcom, UTM and Ericsson view IC5G as an important platform for next-generation 5G technologies development.

Visitors crowded the IC5G during launching of Asean Makerthon 

The exchange of the agreement was held between Prof. Dr. Shamsul Sahibuddin, Pro-Vice Chancellor, UTM Kuala Lumpur Campus, Muniff Kamaruddin, Chief Strategy and Value Creation Officer, Celcom Axiata Berhad and Todd Ashton, Head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Prof. Dr. Jafri (leftmost) with Dato’ Ali Hanafiah, Mohd. Yunus, Chief Corporate Officer, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (4th from right) and Tan Chuan Ou, Deputy Secretary General (Telecommunications Infrastructure and Digital Economy), Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (5th from right).ASEAN Makerthon participants working on their prototypes through the nights

 

Wave signal for 5G wireless applications harmful to health?

Follow the brief interview from TV1 national news reporter with the Director of Wireless Communication Centre (WCC), Prof. Dr. Jafri Din