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 & Spotify Partnership To Set The Bar For New Era Of Mobile Music In Malaysia
An enhanced lifestyle experience with Maxis’ fastest and widest network and Spotify’s massive catalogue of over 20 million tracks
A world of music for only RM10 per month
Maxis and Spotify bring you the right music for every moment – on your mobile, computer, tablet and more
LTE customers enjoy a greater Spotify experience
For immediate release
Kuala Lumpur, 24 October 2013
Maxis Berhad (Maxis) and Spotify are now taking mobile music into a new era with their exclusive partnership announced today. With music streaming already gaining rapid popularity and a big part of today’s lifestyles, both leaders in their respective fields have joined forces to bring the world of music through the internet, anytime and anywhere, at an irresistible price.
At just RM10 per month, both prepaid and postpaid Maxis customers can now have access to the Spotify Premium service, along with 150MB of Internet data to access Spotify’s massive catalogue of over 20 million tracks – available both online and offline. Maxis, Malaysia's only integrated communications service provider, is the first telco in the country to tie up with Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming service.
The partnership with Spotify is poised to unlock even more value of mobile music for Maxis customers who can now choose from millions of songs wherever they are – at the gym, behind the wheel, jogging or even if they’re looking for the perfect tune while dining.
“Our partnership with Spotify is a perfect fit as it will set the bar for a new era of music in Malaysia. With smartphone penetration continuing to expand in the country, we are also seeing a surge in demand for music access on mobile devices. What’s bringing this partnership together is the fact that our customers can take full advantage of our fastest and widest network in the country. Our LTE customers, in particular, enjoy a greater Spotify experience, as they get to ride on speeds that are generally five to 10 times faster than 3G, which means an even more seamless Internet experience with greater download speeds. This adds a whole new dimension to their lifestyles, enhancing their overall experience in consuming music digitally,” said T Kugan, Head of Digital Services of Maxis.
“Spotify offers you the ultimate music experience on your mobile,” says Sunita Kaur, Director for Asia at Spotify. “Choose from millions of songs, from the very latest hits to the classics, all available in fantastic sound quality, instantly. What’s more, you can download your music and listen to it offline so you’re never without your favourite tunes.”
“Together with Maxis, we’re delighted to bring Malaysian music fans a fantastic new way to listen to music - one that ensures you’ll always have the right music for every moment.”
To find out more about the Maxis + Spotify plan, visit www.maxis.com.my/spotify
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.