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MCMC: High time Malaysians adopted ‘Internet of Things’

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is in the midst of collaborating with government agencies to promote digital connectivity in the residential and business communities.

 MCMC services and support chief officer Tengku Zaib Raja Ahmad said the agency was committed towards facilitating the adoption of a digital lifestyle and the Internet of Things (IoT) in Malaysia to improve lives and create more business opportunities. 

  “The commission took the initiative in 2010 to promote the digital concept for critical aspects of life such as transport, agriculture, the home and community.

  “We are currently working with the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) on the development of a public transport mobile application that will provide real-time information on public transport services, such as estimated time of arrival, fare and parking.

 “This is to accelerate the development of services through the high speed wire and wireless infrastructure that has reached every column of the country,” he said at the opening of  the IoT Conference and Exhibition on Wednesday.

The event was co-organised by MCMC and Universiti Malaya (UM) to promote awareness and IoT initiatives.

The conference was facilitated by prominent industrialists and experts discussing the latest updates and developments in IoT, its advantages, challenges and costs.

The event also featured exhibition of innovative products related to healthcare, engineering, design and connectivity. 

Tengku Zaib said it was high time Malaysians seriously considered changing their lifestyles and discovered how IoT could be embedded in their everyday lives.

UM deputy vice-chancellor of development Prof Dr Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan said the university was looking forward to adopting technologies that would make the campus green and sustainable. 

 “We welcome new ideas as UM is a large experimental bed for our researchers,” he said.

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