Maxis stamps commitment to Sarawak with smart connectivity solutions, signs MoU with SMA

 

In its commitment to help Sarawak advance its digital economy agenda, Maxis has entered into a partnership with Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) for collaboration on IoT and NB-IoT initiatives. On 8 July, both parties inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the 3rd International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak (IDECS) in Kuching, Sarawak.

The partnership between Maxis and the SMA will focus on three areas:

  • Co-develop expertise and share experiences and knowledge on the proven applications of IoT and NB-IoT concepts.
  • Foster partnership networking on the design, development and implementation of IoT and NB-IoT solutions 
  • Developing a strong ecosystem via lab setup support, with specialist support resources to build sustainable and smart solutions.

“At SMA, we have a very clear vision and strategy to accelerate the growth of Sarawak’s economy through the power of technology. A significant part of this strategy is about collaboration between the government and private sector. Leveraging the expertise of our partners will only strengthen our ambitions, so we are pleased to be working with partners like Maxis towards a common goal of harnessing the potential of innovative technology for the betterment of society,” said SMA General Manager, Dr Zaidi Razak. 

“We applaud Sarawak Multimedia Authority’s efforts in helping to drive the State’s digital economy agenda, and in recognising the urgent need to accelerate digital technology across many industries. At Maxis, we remain committed to being a strong partner to the government through our network leadership, digital services and connectivity solutions. We want to play an important role in delivering NB-IoT services and solutions, especially for the State’s anchor sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing,” said Paul McManus, Maxis’ Chief Enterprise Business Officer.

At IDECS 2019, Maxis showcased its 5G and IoT capabilities with use cases around manufacturing and agriculture. These included a 5G-enabled drone, robotic arm and fish farm, as well as IoT-related solutions such as smart manhole covers, smart lighting and smart vehicle management using its mDrive solution. 

Maxis launched the first commercial NB-IoT service in Malaysia in April 2019, with Kuching being one of the key IoT market centres where it activated its NB-IoT network. The launch enables businesses to deploy industrial IoT applications to form new data streams, enabling actionable insights by connecting simple devices such as sensors. 

Meanwhile, Maxis has been continuously building its presence in East Malaysia region through investments and expansion in high speed mobile and fibre networks, as well as distribution and customer touchpoints. In a significant step towards fulfilling its fibre ambitions, Maxis signed a Letter of Understanding with SACOFA at the end of 2018 to have full access to SACOFA’s HSBB Network Services in Sarawak via its FTTX platform, SOFIA (SACOFA Open Fibre Infra Access). Since then, Maxis and SACOFA have signed access agreements, with testing and trials already completed and a target to roll out its already available fibre plans to more Sarawakians by end of July. 

To find out more about Maxis NB-IoT, visit https://business.maxis.com.my/iot/narrowband-iot/ 

Archives
Tags

Popular
Posts

Always Be Ahead in a changing world

Maxis makes commitment to enable customers to Always Be Ahead in a changing world

In a time of constant change across the world, driven especially by advancements in technology, Maxis today unveiled its new brand purpose: To bring together the best of technologies to help people, businesses and the nation to Always Be Ahead in a changing world. The new brand purpose was launched in conjunction with Maxis’ 25th anniversary and the upcoming Merdeka celebrations, to signify the intertwining of Maxis’ and Malaysia’s past, present and future journey together in this rapidly evolving digital age.

TELL ME MORE
Retransformation

Maxis calls on organisations to rethink Digital Transformation Strategy through Retransformation

Maxis is calling on organisations in Malaysia to rethink and reevaluate their digital transformation strategies.

TELL ME MORE
Natalia Navin, Chief Human Resource Officer, Maxis

Maxis launches three new scholarships in building future technology and innovation leaders

In its commitment to building tech-savvy and forward-thinking leaders, Maxis has launched three new scholarships to support the aspirations of bright and deserving young individuals. Candidates can apply for the Maxis Women in Tech Undergraduate 2020 Scholarship, Maxis Tech Undergraduate 2020 Scholarship and the Maxis Young Leaders Undergraduate 2020 Scholarship. Due to the overwhelming response received from applicants, the initial submission deadline of 31 August has now been extended to 14 September to allow more students to apply.

TELL ME MORE