Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir witnesses real-time medical data transfer powered by Digi’s 5G technology in Langkawi

Press Release
January 18, 2020

LANGKAWI, 19 JANUARY 2020 – Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) today hosted Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad at Digi’s 5GDP showcase in Langkawi. The Prime Minister witnessed a live demonstration of 5G-powered real-time medical data transfer between paramedics inside Malaysia’s first 5G connected ambulance and doctors at the Hospital Sultanah Maliha Langkawi.

The continuous streaming of patient data from when the paramedics arrive on an emergency scene, right up to delivering the patient at the hospital will create improved patient care experiences and better life-enhancing outcomes for patients.

Gigabytes of medical data can now be transferred at super speed to multiple devices during emergencies. This is a key development in enabling remote healthcare monitoring and diagnosis. It also means that healthcare can be accessed by all, even those in hard-to-reach areas.

This showcase, done in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Collaborative Research In Engineering, Science & Technology (CREST), and ZTE, is part of Digi’s use case in the 5G Demonstration Project (5GDP), undertaken by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to facilitate, develop and foster 5G use cases in a live but controlled environment.