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

  • Regional Internet Hub in Kuching was officiated by the Minister of Utility and Telecommunication Sarawak
  • Data traffic localised in regional hub, resulting in improved network performance, speed and latency
  • The hub is an important network investment to improve customer Internet experience and caters to the high data volume and its anticipated growth

Maxis’ Regional Internet Hub was officiated today by Minister of Utility and Telecommunication Sarawak, Yang Berhormat Datuk Hj. Julaihi bin Hj. Narawi.

The new Regional Internet Hub located at Maxis’ Technical Operations Centre in Kuching, 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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“One of the main missions of the Sarawak State Government is to ensure equitable access to high-speed internet connectivity for the citizens of the state. I am pleased to see Maxis investing in this important network infrastructure here, which will ultimately benefit the people and businesses of Sarawak and contribute towards our digital aspirations,” - Yang Berhormat Datuk Hj. Julaihi

Maxis had earlier announced that it was the first telco to build the Regional Internet Hub in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu 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 Sarawak 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 in image quality. Businesses in Sarawak using technologies like cloud-based services, IoT applications and data analytics enjoy similar marked improvements in speed and latency as well," - Maxis’ Chief Executive Officer, Goh Seow Eng