U Mobile signs MOU with TIME dotCom to deploy its Backhaul Solution for 5G Live Trials

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U Mobile Sdn Bhd (“U Mobile”), the data-centric and multiple award-winning telco, and TIME dotCom (“TIME”) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as part of U Mobile’s Road To 5G strategy.

The collaboration will see U Mobile leveraging TIME’s high speed and low latency backhaul solution for its 5G live trials.

“U Mobile is committed to bring the benefits of 5G technology to Malaysians. Hence, we are conducting 5G trials in various verticals from education to healthcare to gaming to ensure that the right 5G architecture is in place for the technology’s capabilities to be fully maximised when commercial roll out happens. We are delighted to be able to leverage TIME’s high speed and low latency backhaul solution for our 5G live trials,” said Wong Heang Tuck, CEO of U Mobile.

Heang Tuck added that TIME is the first telco provider in Malaysia and the second service provider in the world to achieve the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 3.0 certification. “As such, we believe TIME will be in best position to provide the appropriate mobile backhaul solution for our 5G live trials.”

“TIME has always believed in keeping abreast of technological innovation. As a result, we’re able to provide services compatible with global standards that can support the evolution of network technology like 5G,” said Lee Guan Hong, Executive Director of TIME.

The MOU signing ceremony between U Mobile and TIME took place on 9 May 2019 at U Mobile’s Corporate HQ. The MOU was signed by Wong Heang Tuck, U Mobile’s CEO and Lee Guan Hong, Executive Director of TIME.