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 CEO To Relinquish Position
For immediate release
Kuala Lumpur, 19 March 2013
Following the announcement made on 21 December 2012, Maxis Berhad (Maxis) would like to inform that Sandip Das, current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Maxis whose tenure as CEO ends on 30 June 2013, has requested for an early release from office. The Board has agreed to Sandip's request, and accordingly he will relinquish his position as CEO and as a Director of Maxis, with effect from 15 April 2013.
Pending Johan Dennelind's commencement of office on 1 July 2013 as Maxis' new CEO, a committee comprising Chief Financial Officer Nasution Mohamed; the Joint Chief Operating Officers, Suren J Amarasekera and Mark Dioguardi, will act collectively under the guidance and direction of, and reporting to, the Chairman, Raja Tan Sri Dato' Seri Arshad bin Raja Tun Uda. This is to ensure effective decision making and continuity of operations in the intervening period.
The Board would like to reiterate its thanks to Sandip for his valuable contributions to the Company over the last 6 years, and would like to wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
"I wish to thank the Board and employees of Maxis for their support. It has been my privilege to work with a remarkable team, and I wish the Board, Management and staff the very best for the future," Sandip Das said.
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.