Celcom Axiata Bhd (Celcom) and Maxis Berhad (Maxis) successfully conducted Southeast Asia’s first 5G Multi Operator Core Network (MOCN) trial, achieving peak speeds of more than 1.1Gbps in an outdoor environment at trial sites in Langkawi, Kedah.
Maxis The First To Launch 4G LTE Service
Maxis 4G LTE service is now available at Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Damansara Utama, Desa Sri Hartamas, Bandar Puchong Jaya, Bandar Sunway and Cyberjaya
Maxis, the first telco to connect its customers to 4G LTE service
Customers to enjoy high internet speeds of up to 75 Mbps, with typical average speeds of 10 to 30 Mbps
For immediate release
Kuala Lumpur, 1 January 2013
Maxis Berhad (Maxis), Malaysia's leading integrated communications service provider, opened the year 2013 with another feather in its cap with the launch of 4G LTE services. Always at the forefront of technology, Maxis is proud to announce that its 4G LTE service, delivered on the first "true" 4G Network in Malaysia is now available in selected parts of the Klang Valley including Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Damansara Utama, Desa Sri Hartamas, Bandar Puchong Jaya, Bandar Sunway and Cyberjaya following its midnight launch on 1 January 2013. Customers will enjoy speeds of up to 75Mbps, with typical average speeds of 10 to 30Mbps on the Maxis 4G LTE network. Maxis 4G LTE service will be available in other areas very soon.
Said Maxis' Chief Executive Officer, Sandip Das, "This represents a crucial milestone in Maxis' integrated journey. 4G LTE operates at download speeds 5-10 times faster than 3G and will enable and sustain a seamless experience of rich content across both our high-speed fixed and wireless network platform in the country. With Maxis 4G LTE, customers will experience a richer internet experience with greater download speeds, smoother HD video streams, lag-free gaming with better online satisfaction. Specifically for homes and businesses, Maxis 4G LTE will make possible super fast Internet access outside fibre broadband coverage. However, it is not just about speeds. Maxis, with our robust partnerships with leading device manufacturers and content players, is well placed to provide customers the true benefits of 4G LTE capabilities. As a company of many firsts, we will be bringing our customers the latest and most innovative 4G LTE services. Already, we have a rich ecosystem of beyond telecom services, from payment gateways, billing systems, to entertainment and education which will grow to leverage on 4G LTE technology, responding to the need for massive amounts of information to move across space in little to no time, creating new types of collaborations and customer value."
Customers in the 4G LTE coverage areas who want to be among the first to experience 4G LTE service can now walk in to Maxis Centres in KLCC and Taman Tun Dr Ismail during normal operating hours to sign up for the service. Customers can subscribe to any of the monthly Wireless Broadband packages from RM88. Very soon, other devices, including smart phones and tablets will be able to benefit from the speeds offered by the 4G LTE network.
Maxis was the first telco in Malaysia to complete extensive 4G LTE field trials. The Company has been trialling 4G LTE for 2 years and conducting extensive 4G LTE interworking tests in a live network environment using commercial devices, gaining enormous learning in the design, planning and optimisation of its 4G LTE network. The experience gained from the extensive field trials will certainly contribute towards ensuring that customers can enjoy seamless broadband experience on Malaysia's widest and fastest network wherever they are located.
In line with its ambition to be the leading ICT and solutions provider for Enterprise customers, Maxis is proud to announce its collaboration with Microsoft (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Microsoft) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), committing to use their respective expertise, technology and capabilities to create innovative digital solutions for organisations in Malaysia. Concurrently, the collaboration makes Maxis the first telco in Malaysia to offer fixed line voice calls with Microsoft Teams unified communications, as part of Microsoft’s Modern Workplace solutions.
Showcasing the potential of 5G in education, Maxis demonstrated its 5G use case, the virtual reality (VR) experience for Science learning in its eKelas programme to Yang Amat Berhormat Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia at Pusat Internet IOCC today. The VR learning experience by Maxis is the only 5G use case in the education vertical being piloted under the 5G Demonstration Projects in Langkawi.
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