WCC Officially appointed as HiCOE by Minister of Education II

On 9th October 2014 located at Ministry of Education Putrajaya, Wireless Communication Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia was officially appointed as HiCoE. In an event which was officiated by Minister of Education II, YB Dato’ Seri Idris Bin Jusoh, WCC was announced as HiCoE with 6 others CoE. Currently, there are total of 14 HiCoEs from all over Malaysia. In Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, WCC is the 1st CoE that has been appointed as HiCoE.

In this event, YB Dato’ Seri Idris Bin Jusoh has given the appointed letter and mocked cheque of RM3 million to Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar, Vice Chancellor of UTM and Prof. Dr Tharek Abdul Rahman, Director of WCC.


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In the other hand, WCC activity is also appeared in utusan online.

The media coverage are all about telecommunication technology in WCC.

This news can be found here.

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Congratulation to WCC, UTM!

WCC 2014 Eid-ul-Fitr Mubarak Celebration

With the spirit of Hari Raya, The Hari Raya Celebration has become an annual event of the WCC activity calender. This year the event was held on Sunday, 17th August 2014 at the Mak Jah Restaurant in UTM. The event was attended by all WCC staffs, almost all students and including the Dean of Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Prof. Dr. Johari Halim Shah bin Osman and also the Infocomm Research Alliance Dean Prof. Ir. Dr. Abu Samah Bin Mohd Supa’at.  Some of the activities includes a short Marhaban session, gifts handout for 2013 and 2014 newborn babies of WCC staffs and students, gifts for newly married WCC staffs and students and also Best Dress for male, female and family category. The Best dress for male was won by Olakunle Elijah, for female was won by Siti Fairuz and for family was won by Dr. Haizal and family. All children that attended the event were very happy when they were given the Hari Raya Packets, this is a custom practise in Malaysia that all children will get a Raya Packet or better known in malay as “duit raya”. 

Several traditional Hari Raya beverages were served including lemang, rendang, sate and nasi impit. The event was joyful as staffs and students enjoyed in the festivities and getting to meet the get to know each other better. Congratulations to the 2014 WCC Hari Raya Celebration committee for organizing a memorable event. Selamat Hari Raya and Happy Eid-ul-Fitr Mubarak from all WCC staffs and students.


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WCC Staff Formal Visit to UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC)

On the 14th of August 2014, a formal visit to UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC) had been organized as one of the activities in 2014. 14 WCC staffs led by Prof. Dr. Tharek (Director of WCC) joined this formal visit. The main objective of this formal visit is for the purpose of getting a clearer understanding and learning from one of the recognized and successful HiCOE in Malaysia.

All staffs departed by bus from WCC at 5.00am and we arrived at UMPEDAC at about 10.00am. The journey was smooth and without any problems. We were greeted by the Director of UMPEDAC Prof. Dr. Nasruddin Abd Rahim and his team. The tentative of the visit started with staffs introduction by both parties (WCC & UMPEDAC). This was followed by a presentation from Prof. Dr. Nasruddin on the UMPEDAC structure and how they manage to be recognized as a successful HiCOE. A Q&A session follows before we were divided into two groups for a tour of UMPEDAC. Before departing back to JB, we were served with lunch. The journey back depart at about 2.00pm. We safely arrived at WCC around 6.00pm.

Thanks to UMPEDAC for receiving our visit to your center and also not forgetting our highest gratitude to UMPEDAC for sharing and giving advice on how to become a successful HiCOE.


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WCC Promoted to HiCOE

CONGRATULATIONS to the UTM Wireless Communication Centre (WCC) for being awarded the HICoE status by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. The recognition of HICoE by MOHE identified that WCC is the ‘best of the best CoE’ in Higher Education Institutions at national level.wcc utm


Well done to all  WCC Staffs lead by Prof. Dr. Tharek Abdul Rahman. We hope that this achievement will bring more success to WCC in order to reach a greater heights.

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On 29th May 2014, WCC has successfully organized 5S Day involving all the postgraduate students and staffs. This one day event are led by Dr. Mohd Haizal bin Jamaluddin.  The objectives of this event is too follow the 5S Principal which are seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke. In addition, this event is to strengthen up the relationship among students, among staffs and between students and staffs. At the end of the day, a new suitable workplace has successfully created for the benefits of students, staffs and especially for WCC. Prizes for the best work-station and room are given to the students.


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WCC Open Day 2014

Wireless Communication Centre (WCC), UTM has successfully organized 2014 WCC Open Day on 27th May 2014. This yearly event has attract 80 postgraduates and undergraduates students from UTM. The program starts with doa recitation by Mr. Omar and then continued with the main speech from Director of WCC (Prof. Dr. Tharek Abdul Rahman). In this event, students able to access to all laboratories in WCC and gain new knowledge regarding wireless communication. They are also impressed with the facilities in WCC and some of them are willing to continue their postgraduate studies in WCC.activity 1

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WCC Open Day 2014

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Wireless Communication Centre (WCC) will once again open its doors to prospective postgraduate (Master and PhD) students on Tuesday 27 May.

WCC Open Day 2014 is the perfect opportunity for the students to discover the research centre, explore their study options and ask any questions to the  WCC staffs regarding the research and development, facilities, activities etc all in one day.

Come and join us!


WCC will be conducting a programme called ‘5S DAY’ on 29th May 2014 at WCC Buildings (P15 & P15A).

“5S is the name of a workplace organization method that uses a list of five Japanese words: seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke. Transliterated or translated into English, they all start with the letter “S”. The list describes how to organize a work space for efficiency and effectiveness by identifying and storing the items used, maintaining the area and items, and sustaining the new order. The decision-making process usually comes from a dialogue about standardization, which builds understanding among employees of how they should do the work.

Although the origins of the 5S methodology are in manufacturing, it can also be applied to knowledge-economy work, with information, software, or media in the place of physical product.”

Further information regarding the programme is as attached.

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3 Days Professional Short Course on 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) Technology

Date: 10th – 12th June 2014

Venue: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia International Campus, Kuala Lumpur


Short Course on 4G LTE/LTE-A Technology, NCU Taiwan. 21-23 January 2013.



Short Course on 4G LTE/LTE-A Technology (Introduction to LTE), NCU Taiwan. 21-23 January 2013.

Short Course on 4G LTE/LTE-A Technology (LTE Air Interface Part 1), NCU Taiwan. 21-23 January 2013.

Short Course on 4G LTE/LTE-A Technology (LTE Air Interface Part 2), NCU Taiwan. 21-23 January 2013.

Short Course on 4G LTE/LTE-A Technology (LTE Architecture), NCU Taiwan. 21-23 January 2013.
Registration Form



To register, please fill in the Registration Form and email to norlailihairani@utm.my (Ms. Norlaili) or arsanyarsad@gmail.com (Mr Arsany).

The registration deadline is on 31st May 2014.

For inquiries, please send us an email or call Ms. Norlaili or Mr. Arsany at +607 5536193 during office hour (Sun-Wed 9:00am-5:00pm; Thu 9:00-3:30pm)

Methods of Payment

Please make payment in Malaysia Ringgit using bank cheque in favour of UNI-TECHNOLOGIES SDN BHD. We accept Local or Purchase Order in lieu of prior payment. Please send the cheque or LO/PO to the following address.

Arsany bin Arsad (Coordinator)
Wireless Communication Centre,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
81310 Johor Bahru,
Johor, Malaysia.
Office   : +607 5536193
Fax      : +607 5535252

WCC Director in Media

Due to the MAS Airlines that went missing since 8th March 2014, Prof. Tharek has been invited by TV 9  in “nasi lemak kopi o” on 16 March 2014. The program focus on the technical issues on the radar and satellite communication related to MH370

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