CelcomDigi and SK Telecom to explore Malaysia’s metaverse

09 March 2023

CelcomDigi Berhad and SK Telecom (SKT) have sealed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore and develop Malaysia’s first operator-led mobile metaverse platform.

Under the MoU, CelcomDigi and SKT will create new business opportunities by working together to develop and offer metaverse and AI use cases optimized for the Malaysian market via CelcomDigi’s Innovation Centre.

Leveraging from edge computing processes for best latency experience, the development of this platform will also enable the co-creation and unlocking of new metaverse content and services for customers and businesses in Malaysia.

CelcomDigi and SKT will explore creating metaverse services in various verticals such as education, health, retail, and entertainment, contributing to the development of what is described as Malaysia’s metaverse ecosystem.

“The collaboration puts us at the forefront of developing innovative metaverse services for Malaysians by leveraging on the latest technology, including 5G,” said CelcomDigi CEO Datuk Idham Nawawi. “This collaboration is part of our journey towards becoming the top telco-tech company in Malaysia and we aim to collaborate with more local organisations to co-create innovative use cases that will spur growth within the nation’s digital economy.”