Maxis’ Regional Internet Hub a timely move to meet growing data demand in East Malaysia

  • Regional Internet Hub in Kota Kinabalu was officiated by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Sabah.
  • Data traffic localised in regional hub, resulting in improved network performance, speed and latency.
  • The hub is an important network investment to improve customers’ Internet experience and caters to the high data volume and anticipated growth.

Maxis’ Regional Internet Hub was officiated today by Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Sabah, Yang Berhormat Datuk Dr. Haji Mohd. Arifin Bin Datuk Haji Mohd. Arif, JP.

The new Regional Internet Hub located at Maxis’ Technical Operations Centre in Kota Kinabalu, is an important network investment to improve customer Internet experience and caters to the high data volume as well as anticipated volume growth.

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“Reliable telecommunications infrastructure serves as the backbone of a thriving digital economy and a key driver of social development. I am pleased to see companies like Maxis undertaking such initiatives to address the digital needs of the people of Sabah and encourage more innovation and the use of advanced technology for the benefit of education, business, entertainment and more,” - Yang Berhormat Datuk Dr. Haji Mohd. Arifin.

Maxis had earlier announced that it was the first telco to build the Regional Internet Hub in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching and with direct international content connectivity. Since it was built, 58% of the mobile traffic in East Malaysia has been successfully localised on the regional hub, contributed by top content delivery networks such as Facebook, Google, Akamai and Netflix.

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“Our Regional Internet Hub provides our Maxis customers in Sabah superior user experience enabling them to enjoy higher speeds and lower latency. Most of their web pages and videos will load faster and the videos will be sharper in image quality. Businesses in Sabah using technologies like cloud-based services, IoT applications and data analytics will enjoy similar marked improvements in speed and latency as well,” - Maxis’ Chief Executive Officer, Goh Seow Eng