Maxis Berhad (Maxis) delivered a strong performance for the first quarter ended 31 March 2020, driven by a steady core mobile business and solid convergence growth. The Company reported steady EBITDA although core performance was impacted slightly by early Covid-19, while maintaining an industry-leading EBITDA margin and a healthy Profit After Tax (PAT).
Maxis eKelas entering Penang with Virtual Reality content
Collaborating with the Penang Digital Library, Maxis eKelas hosted a virtual reality (VR) science class on 29 February for a group of students from Penang Free School and Convent Green Lane. Leveraging the power of technology, students were able to virtually explore the solar system, biodiversity, nutrition, and human health, all remotely guided by a teacher based in Kuala Lumpur.
Penang Digital Library is an initiative by the Penang State Government that aims to reengineer how information is curated and consumed in today’s digitally-driven world and to bring back the ‘human’ aspect of social collaboration.
The VR learning session is part of Maxis’ 5G use case in education at the 5G Demonstration Projects in Penang which is driven by Malaysian Communicatios and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) With support from the Penang State Government and Penang Education Department, we successfully enrolled 20 Form 2 students from the two schools to be among the first in the country to experience VR technology for learning, enabled by 5G connectivity. We are definitely excited at the propects of what 5G can do for education!
Maxis’ steady growth in the Malaysian ICT Enterprise services market was recently given a boost following an expansion of its cloud solutions and services offerings. The telco is accelerating its talent capacity and capabilities to support and stimulate business growth across the nation, as it seeks to help with adoption of next generation digital networks and solutions to drive market competitiveness, particularly for the critical SME segment.
Persevering amid times of adversity, the nation has resumed life and work predominantly in the digital world, from home, propelling the demands for connectivity to new heights. Reaffirming its commitment to create a safer and connected Malaysia, Maxis continues with its efforts to ensure that the connectivity lifeline remains uninterrupted as much as possible and to provide even more support for all employees, consumers and businesses during the Movement Control Order (MCO).