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Maxis connects UTAR with high speed fibre and mobile connectivity at its campuses with scalable bandwidth
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) has selected Maxis to provide two of its campuses at Sungai Long and Kampar with high speed Internet services. Through the collaboration, each of the campuses will be equipped with 1Gbps fibre Internet access with inter-campus link, as well as Maxis’ latest Internet Protocol Metro Area Network (IPMAN), which enables UTAR to scale up their bandwidth seamlessly to much higher speeds when they become available in the future. The campuses will also enjoy high speed mobile connectivity built around the fastest 4G LTE network in the country.
“The Internet has become so critical in our lives, and for students especially, they are central to academic, administration and lifestyle activities. We are pleased to be working with UTAR to provide its students with converged offerings of our own build high speed fibre as well as our Always On mobile connectivity. These are essential capabilities in managing high data usage commonly seen today. We are also proud to have been selected by UTAR to deliver a design that meets their commercial and technical considerations,” said Paul McManus, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Maxis.
“We simply cannot ignore the importance of staying connected, more so with high speed connectivity in today’s digital age. High speed Internet access is essential for campus life and will be beneficial especially during a surge in traffic, such as during our Open Day where there are new student intakes and registrations throughout the year. With a quality network and higher capacity that Maxis has provided, we can certainly expect a better student experience, especially during peak periods,” said Prof Ts Dr Faidz bin Abd Rahman, UTAR Vice President of R&D and Commercialisation.
Recognising the importance of access to communication and advanced technology for the education sector, Maxis has been collaborating with universities for campus-wide connectivity for a number of years now. Previously, it partnered with University Malaya for total connectivity for a more enriching experience for students, faculty members and administrative staff. In 2018, it went into a partnership with University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) to enable UKM’s 13 campuses nationwide to be connected via Maxis’ WiFi services. In addition, selected UKM buses were also been fitted with free WiFi on board to ensure that students are connected on-the-go.
Maxis’ superior network performance has been attested in Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s (MCMC) 2018 Network Performance Report, in which it came up top in the wireless broadband segment in terms of speed, response time and overall performance among all networks in Malaysia. Maxis was also ahead in MCMC’s Mandatory Standards for Quality of Service for download speeds, with the ability to receive speeds of at least 1Mbps 99.89% of the time. The report also showed that it had the highest average speed among six LTE-based players in the market, with a gap of 12Mbps between us and second spot.
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