16 December 2017 – UTM-ERICSSON IC5G is the first collaboration between Ericsson and Higher Education Institute with respect to R&D in 5G Technology for South East Asia region. The first of its kind in Malaysia, IC5G is located in UTM’s Kuala Lumpur campus. The centre features 5G innovations, a 5G research lab as well as 5G learning space.

The opening of the center follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Ericsson and UTM through its Wireless Communication Centre (WCC) in October, 2015. Both parties have agreed to undertake activities that will facilitate research linkages, trade and information exchange in order to work on joint research projects, and to realize the impact of 5G on industries and society. Launched by the Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education, the center will help drive the nation towards becoming the hub for competence and innovation for 5G.

Through this academia-industry partnership, researchers from both UTM and Ericsson will join hand in hand in contributing towards the development of 5G industry, specifically for the Malaysian context. It is a project of national significance for the economy and people of the country.

Three key planned collaboration activities:
1) Research & Development
2) Industry Oriented Training
3) Technology Show Case

Dato ‘Seri Idris Jusoh (2nd right) launches 5G Innovation Center (IC5G) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) – Ericsson is accompanies by President Ericsson Malaysia, Todd Ashton (second left) and Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Prof. Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar (right most)