Maxis welcomes Government’s decision on next step for 5G implementation

Maxis welcomes the Government’s decision to focus on achieving 80% 5G coverage of populated areas (CoPA) by the end of 2023 under DNB, followed by implementation of 5G under two networks, as announced by YB Tuan Fahmi Fadzil, Minister of Communications and Digital.

Maxis is committed to working closely with the industry to accelerate 5G for the nation in line with the Government’s digital ambitions. The Company recognises the importance of efficiently rolling out 5G and the economic benefits it will bring to all Malaysians. Maxis looks forward to providing 5G-related products and services to its customers soon, with a focus on affordability and adoption.

The rollout of the second network is expected to commence under phase two, in which Maxis looks forward to playing a more direct role in the country’s 5G implementation leveraging its expertise, resources and existing infrastructure.

In strengthening the country’s competitiveness in the region, Maxis has already been developing multi-industry 5G use cases with major players for commercial use through its 5G Alliance. The Company has also expanded its 5G international roaming services to more countries and has rolled out a range of 5G devices to our customers since last year.