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Malaysia seeks Chinese and Japanese expertise on 5G, minister says

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Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo speaks to the Nikkei Asian Review in Tokyo. (Photo by Yoichi Iwata) 

TOKYO -- Malaysia is seeking expertise from global telecommunications firms, particularly from China and Japan, to meet its ambitious plans to roll out 5G technology nationwide by the first half of 2020.

The proposals will also diversify the pool of technology service providers, which are primarily dominated by troubled Chinese firm Huawei.

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