Telcos Celcom Axiata Bhd and Maxis Bhd mentioned that they had succeeded in assessments to share a 5G community, permitting their respective clients to make use of the identical community at speeds of greater than 1.1Gbps.
In a press launch, each firms claimed that the 5G Multi Operator Core Community (MOCN) trial performed in Langkawi, Kedah was the primary profitable take a look at achieved in South-East Asia.
MOCN permits two networks to share the identical Radio Energetic Community (RAN), so customers from completely different telcos can receive a sign utilizing the identical infrastructure.
The trial consisted of a Maxis 5G web site at Seaview Lodge in Kuah and a Celcom 5G web site at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa.
Testers from every telco had been in a position to get a sign on the different telco’s web site, as in the event that they had been on their native community.
Celcom chief govt officer Idham Nawawi mentioned the profitable trial demonstrates the viability of coordinated 5G deployment.
“We’re adamant to collaborate for one of the best practices to construct one of the best 5G community on the lowest price doable and forestall duplication of infrastructure whereas enhancements on 4G networks are ongoing,” he mentioned in a press launch.
Maxis CEO Gokhan Ogut mentioned the corporate is wanting ahead to reaping the advantages of community sharing, which might enable extra funding in providers for patrons.
The telcos acknowledged they’re planning to conduct additional lively RAN sharing trials utilizing 5G Standalone community by the primary quarter of this 12 months.