Agreement inked to develop 5G capabilities

Izah Azahari

An agreement between Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) with Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) on the initiative to showcase 5G use cases was signed yesterday.

The development of this agreement is following the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the two organisations earlier.

Signing on behalf of UTB was Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, witnessed by Dean of School of Computing and Informatics Dr Mohamad Saiful bin Haji Omar.

Representing AITI were Acting Chief Executive Haji Jailani bin Haji Buntar and Assistant Chief Executive (Resource Management) Norshahrul Nizam bin Othman as witness.

AITI and UTB senior officials attended the ceremony at the Main Auditorium of the Design and Technology Building in Anggerek Desa.

The collaborative agreement is to nurture the development of 5G use cases such as remote video monitoring, augmented reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) applications, and advanced Smart Campus.

AITI and UTB agree that this collaboration will generate the development of use cases based on 5G’s capabilities and ecosystem which will be carried out at the UTB Campus.

The agreement aims to set up a 5G innovation technology lab in UTB to showcase the implementation of the prototype 5G use case applications and initiatives which will benefit both parties. The availability of such a lab to explore possibilities of 5G use cases will open up opportunities to collaborate with relevant segments across industries and academic institutions.

UTB Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman and AITI Acting Chief Executive Ir Haji Jailani bin Haji Buntar. PHOTO: SALAWATI HAJI YAHYA