Maxis collaborates with Huawei to roll out 5G technology in Malaysia
In the near future, 5G will be the fastest network and more advanced in terms of robustness, latency, peak speed and reliability with potential speeds reaching 10Gbps. To stay ahead of the pack in terms of connectivity, Maxis has signed an agreement with Huawei Technologies Malaysia on the 4th October 2019 for the provisioning of 5G network in the country.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad attended the signing ceremony at Yayasan Kepimpinan Perdana, Putrajaya. The agreement was signed by Maxis Chief Executive Officer, Gokhan Ogut, while Huawei was represented by Michael Yuan, its Chief Executive Officer.
Maxis will be working with its long-term network partner, Huawei, to launch 5G in country. Huawei will be supplying 4G/LTE and 5G radio equipment and services. Besides that, Maxis will able to modernise its existing LTE network to be 5G-ready as well as facilitate faster rollout of 5G services when spectrum is available by leveraging on existing investments and footprint.
Moreover, Maxis will have access to insights, standards, products and solutions that would make 5G easier to deploy and operate and introduce new use cases in Malaysia. On top of that, Huawei will bring together a team of experts to support Maxis on a series of technical training programmes on planning, operations and maintenance of the 5G network.
Mahathir said, “The impact of advanced technologies on our progress as a nation is inevitable and we cannot afford to be left behind, especially with Industry 4.0 already upon us. There is no doubt that 5G will be a key driver to connecting everyone in Malaysia and transforming key industries such as manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare so that we can remain globally competitive.”
Maxis Chairman, Arshad shared that, “We are pleased to be working with global technology leader and our long term partner, Huawei, whose experience, expertise and capabilities in 5G complement our ambitions to be Malaysia’s leading converged solutions company.”
Ryan Ding, Executive Director, CEO of the Carrier BG, Huawei said that, “With 5G technology deployment, we foresee Malaysia will go through a phase of rapid digital transformation. 5G technology is expected to accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT), which will be a part of implementation of an end-to-end solution that covers the supply chain to meet the requirements of building a smart nation. Our vision is aligned with the Government of Malaysia in bringing digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world.”
Maxis was one of the first to bring 4G to the market and continues to focus in this area to maintain its 4G network leadership in terms of speed, performance and experience, as attested by MCMC’s 2018 Network Performance Report. Huawei has aided the deployment of 5G by many operators worldwide as well as supported Maxis to become the network leader in the country.
Back in February, Maxis and Huawei signed a MoU to collaborate on full-fledged 5G trials. Subsequently, Maxis commenced the first 5G live trials in the country, where it recorded close to 3Gbps download speeds. Maxis also participated in MCMC’s #5GMalaysia showcase in Putrajaya and recently, Maxis and Huawei brought its 5G showcase to Kuching at IDECS 2019.
This collaboration marks a huge achievement for Maxis as it commits to deliver the best 5G innovation to benefit the people and businesses in Malaysia.