PETALING JAYA, 3 July 2023 – CelcomDigi Berhad (CelcomDigi) today kicked off the first of a three-part CelcomDigi MY5G CEO Roundtable 2023, as part of the CelcomDigi MY5G Series, aimed at helping businesses realise the true potential of 5G in Malaysia.
Held in collaboration with CelcomDigi’s strategic partners and global technology enablers, namely, Axiata, Telenor, Capgemini, Ericsson, Huawei, Kearney, Microsoft, and ZTE, the roundtable series covers actionable insights on how leading global businesses have leveraged the power of 5G and enabling technologies like AI and IoT to digitalise business for growth and transform industries in leading markets.
The series sets the stage for industry captains of Malaysia’s top public listed companies, corporates, and public sector at the roundtable session to exchange ideas and engage each other on the relevance of 5G for Malaysian businesses and industries.
CelcomDigi’s Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Idham Nawawi shared that driving the adoption of 5G in the country requires joint effort between corporates, public sector, technology enablers, and connectivity providers.
“As the nation intensifies the rollout of 5G access, it is crucial to also step up the development of a robust 5G ecosystem in the country. This takes close collaboration and engagement amongst businesses across various industries, to drive 5G enablement in Malaysia and support the nation’s digital agenda.”
“Ultimately, we have a shared goal of bringing value to all consumers and in improving the lives and livelihoods of Malaysians. We look forward to working closely with businesses to unlock the potential of 5G, and in turn deliver more value and benefits to all consumers,” Datuk Idham said.
CelcomDigi’s Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Afizulazha Abdullah added, “We have already collaborated with some of our large enterprise clients to run several 5G pilot use cases and have seen the prospects of how 5G-powered solutions can help to digitalise and fundamentally transform operations and way of work to achieve better productivity and outcomes for their businesses, their customers, as well as their employees.”
“We are excited about the possibilities that 5G can bring in advancing industries such as agriculture, energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, ports, property, and utilities and infrastructure among others. We’re committed to deepening engagements and exploring opportunities with businesses, as 5G applications require continued research and should be carefully customised and implemented with the needs of Malaysians in mind. We believe this will be crucial in accelerating the nation’s digital transformation,” he shared.
Afizulazha added that following the launch of the CelcomDigi MY5G Series today, in the coming months, the company will also introduce a larger scale 5G business conference and tech showcase in Kuala Lumpur for all Corporate Malaysia and large SMEs to continue its effort in helping businesses realise the benefits of digitalisation as well as 5G adoption and applications. There will also be a series of digital workshops for MSMEs across several states nationwide, as part of the company’s ongoing drive to support MSMEs in digitalising their businesses.
CelcomDigi currently offers 5G connectivity via its Jom 5G Bersama campaign, which includes an array of value-for-money product offerings across Postpaid, Prepaid and Business plans, as well as device bundles with 5G phones for both Celcom and Digi users to easily get connected to 5G.