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.
We refer to MCMC’s statement on the reallocation of spectrum dated 1 February. Maxis received yesterday a notice of spectrum reallocation of 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands, which would reduce the spectrum available to 2 x 10 MHz and 2 x 20 MHz respectively. We note MCMC’s decision to convert the annual Apparatus Assignment fee to an upfront Spectrum Assignment fee with long term certainty for the spectrum. We also note that MCMC recognises that this fee needs to be seen in the perspective of the continuous high investment level the industry will need to reach national goals. We also note the Commission’s focus on expanding the available spectrum for mobile broadband, notably the 700 MHz as well as optimising the 2300 MHz and 2600 MHz bands.
We only received the notice yesterday, and will make further announcement when we have carried out detailed review and further clarity on this subject matter.
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.