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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 6): In a move towards the development of smart cities in Malaysia, Gamuda Land has announced a collaboration with Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB), marking a key step in enhancing 5G connectivity and infrastructure within its townships.

The partnership, formalised through a memorandum of understanding (MOU), aims to explore the full spectrum of 5G technology possibilities, focusing on Gamuda Cove @ Kuala Langat, Gamuda Gardens @ Sungai Buloh North and twentyfive7 @ South of Kota Kemuning.

In a statement on Tuesday, Jess Teng, chief operating officer for strategic operations at Gamuda Land, highlighted the importance of integrating 5G technology into urban development to ensure the seamless connection of various urban functions.

“Our strategic partnership with DNB underscores our commitment to future-proofing our townships, enabling us to offer an elevated living experience through interconnected and innovative solutions,” said Teng.

5G technology is expected to revolutionise the way smart cities operate, offering faster communication for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, enhancing smart home efficiency, and improving community safety and security.

The technology’s potential also extends to various sectors including healthcare, emergency services and utilities, promising a resilient infrastructure that can withstand disruptions.

Datuk Ahmad Zaki Zahid, chief strategy officer of DNB, expressed optimism over the growing adoption of 5G in Malaysia, noting an adoption rate of 24.7% by the end of December 2023, with 8.2 million 5G service subscriptions.

“The adoption of 5G is crucial for the future of smart cities and townships. We are excited to support Gamuda Land in achieving their smart township ambitions,” he said.

The partnership also aligns with Gamuda Land’s sustainability goals, including the development of a real-time dashboard to monitor its environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives, leveraging 5G technology.

This initiative is part of the broader Gamuda Green Plan, aiming to offer transparency and promote sustainable practices within its townships.

The parties said that collaboration between Gamuda Land and DNB is set to usher in a new era of smart township development, ensuring that residents and businesses benefit from advanced 5G connectivity, thereby enhancing the overall quality of life and promoting environmental sustainability.

Gamuda closed a sen up or 0.2% to RM5.02 on Tuesday for a market capitalisation of RM13.74 billion.
 

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