Aerodyne and Celcom have sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the development of IR4.0 solutions, with a focus in urban and agricultural sectors.
Leveraging on both parties’ strengths in telecommunications technology, including automation, Artificial Intelligence (“AI”), Machine Learning and 5G technology, the proposed collaboration presents an opportunity to jointly develop and go to market with innovative solutions.
Aerodyne and its solution partners will also have the opportunity to be part of Celcom’s Centre of Digital Excellence (“CODE”) upcoming initiatives, with a focus on research and development in telecommunications technologies, and potentially codevelop use-cases that are essential to optimise identified industries.
The proposed development of innovative solutions will potentially pave the way for Celcom to expand its B2B solution offerings within its ecosystem.
Aerodyne’s existing drone solutions will also be powered by Celcom and be progressively expanded into various Aerodyne solutions.
Idham Nawawi, CEO of Celcom said in its pursuit to become an IR4.0 technology adoption enabler, highly welcomes collaborations with multiple partners, especially local technology companies and start-ups.
He said: “The affiliation with local technology companies such as Aerodyne is a part of Celcom’s strategy towards stronger digital advocacy to aspiring local digital and technology entrepreneurs. This initiative is also a continuation to the support provided by Axiata Digital Fund (ADIF), through its investment on Aerodyne previously.
“We hope to develop more similar collaborations to continuously inspire Malaysians technology entrepreneurs and start-ups into faster adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and A.I solutions, and at the same time contribute to the building of an inclusive local digital ecosystem.”
While Aerodyne Group’s founder and group CEO, Kamarul A Muhamed said: “We are excited about this proposed strategic partnership, with Celcom as our preferred connectivity provider to jointly explore and develop smart solutions using drones by leveraging on 5G technology.
“This will enable drones to transmit high definition footage in real-time. 5G’s millisecond latency and data speeds of up to 100 times faster than 4G allows drones to transmit high-quality footage and data to operators on the ground.”