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CelcomDigi partners Japan’s SoftBank Corp and SC-NEX for AI-enabled and robotics solutions


  • Allows Malaysian enterprises to unlock the true potential of their businesses
  • Rely on CelcomDigi to improve productivity, strengthen business resilience

(L2R): Kimimasa Kudo, Vice President and Global Business Division Head of SoftBank; Idham Nawawi, CEO of CelcomDigi;  Fahmi Fadzil, Minister of Communications and Jun Okawara, CEO of SC-NEX. 
CelcomDigi Bhd announced a strategic partnership with two global technology organisations – SoftBank Corp, a telecommunications and IT corporation headquartered in Tokyo, and SC-NEX, a Sumitomo Corporation company – to accelerate the digitalisation of Malaysian enterprises with the adoption of innovative IR4.0 solutions.

Driven through its Innovation Centre, CelcomDigi’s collaboration with SoftBank and SC-NEX will leverage on the expertise of both companies on AI, robotics, and analytic solutions. Together, CelcomDigi will further explore co-creating IR4.0 solutions, starting with Agritech and Smart City industries, leveraging on CelcomDigi’s widest 4G LTE and 5G network.

For Agritech, the collaboration will explore harmonising drone technology with AI and Analytic solutions for plantation operations, security, and connectivity, while Smart City will explore on Integrated Building Management Software, IoT Sensors, Access, Security and Environment Visualization Control.

Softbank co-creates and provides next-generation social infrastructure solutions to a wide range of industries and organisations globally. Sumitomo’s fully owned subsidiary, SC-NEX focuses on accelerating the growth of digital transformation services with cutting-edge digital technologies and leading industry experts.

The collaboration between CelcomDigi with SoftBank and SC-NEX was signed by Idham Nawawi, CEO of CelcomDigi, Kimimasa Kudo, Vice President and Global Business Division Head of SoftBank and Jun Okawara, CEO of SC-NEX. The tripartite agreement was witnessed by Minister of Communications, Fahmi Fadzil. 

Idham said, “We are thrilled to partner leading global technology giants SoftBank and Sumitomo’s SC-NEX, in our continuous aspiration to build the nation’s digital ecosystem. This partnership opens many possibilities for Malaysian enterprises to gain faster access to transformative technologies and help them unlock the true potential of their businesses. Our goal is to help more businesses with their digital transformation, enabling them to remain competitive in today’s digital economy. Businesses can look towards CelcomDigi as a partner that they can trust and rely on to improve productivity, strengthen business resilience, and create a more sustainable operating environment.”

Kudo, said, “We are delighted to be working with CelcomDigi and SC-NEX to promote digital transformation (DX) in Malaysia. As part of our ‘Beyond Carrier’ growth initiative, In Japan we have developed leading smart building solutions that utilize cutting-edge building entry and robotics solutions, among others, and we look forward to utilizing our know-how with our partners. We also look forward to collaborating in other technology areas to contribute to the sustainable growth of industry in Malaysia.”

Okawara said, “We are excited to collaborate with CelcomDigi and SoftBank for accelerating digital transformation of Malaysia’s enterprises. SC-NEX inherits Sumitomo Corporation’s Industry DX and innovative initiative experiences, not only in Japan, but also globally. By leveraging such experiences and utilizing our broad knowledge, SC-NEX would reinforce this tripartite collaboration to achieve our objective of enriching lives and Malaysian Society.”



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