S’wakians on board with 5G test bed

14 August 2020

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg launched the first Sarawak Centexs-SDEC 5G Test Bed and Huawei Advanced Training Programme: Certified ICT Associate, Centre of Excellence Open Lab, Augmented Virtual Reality (AVR) Training Lab 2020 yesterday.

The 5G test beds and augmented reality (AR) programmes are the initiatives taken by the state government to make sure that the people of Sarawak are prepared to handle devices for the future.

Centexs has several training programmes and labs, in collaboration with Huawei, to help the people of Sarawak to understand the technology better.

New Sarawak Tribune interviewed members of the public to have a better understanding on how they feel about the 5G bed test and the AR programmes that are being introduced.



Kon Wee, 39, solution manager

“Technology is always changing, so by doing this the people of Sarawak will be able to get first-hand experience and get to know it better. In the future, universities can also take part in this programme to generate interest among their students to participate in this field.”

Ratnawati Lukas, 26, corporate communication

“Our state is entering the digital economy era, so I think programmes like this are good and crucial so that we can be on par with other states. I think the programmes are informative for the people.”





Farah Nadirah, 23, scholarship coordinator

“The people of Sarawak can benefit from this as the programmes could enhance their knowledge on technology quicker compared to other countries and with the help of the 5G test beds, I am certain Sarawak won’t fall behind.”

Shezlin Annzi Tan, 25, project engineer

“For me, I think it is good since our technology is developing well and it can further improve technology development within the state.”





Emilia Nazua, 29, administration executive

“I think the programmes are good for the development of technology in Sarawak and it could help our people understand the use of the new technology that is coming in the state. The 5G test bed is also good because it helps us to test out the new equipment.”

Nazziatul Izreen, 22, instructor

“The 5G test bed is good for the state as it can put Sarawak in the forefront by accelerating the development of 5G technologies. The programmes also help the people by doing things and thinking outside the box.”




(Taken from https://www.newsarawaktribune.com.my)