Maxis and Digital Penang collaborate to boost technology and digital ecosystem for MSMEs

  • Collaboration to support the Penang State Government’s vision to become a family-focused, green, and smart state by 2030
  • Digital Penang to foster connections within Maxis and the Creative Digital District Community
  • Maxis to leverage on its digital & connectivity solutions to support businesses in Penang and provide opportunities for business owners to upskill or reskill

Maxis and Digital Penang have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the digital & technology ecosystem space in Penang’s Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) segment. The collaboration is to support the Penang State Government's vision to become a family-focused, green, and smart state by 2030.

Digital Penang will be playing the pivotal role of fostering connections within Maxis and the Creative Digital District Community, facilitating MSMEs in their digital transformation journey, and empowering entrepreneurs through training initiatives.

Maxis, as the leading integrated solutions provider, will leverage Maxis Business’ digital solutions, 5G Mobile, and fibre connectivity services to support MSMEs in Penang to increase digital adoption.

In addition, Maxis will provide opportunities for business owners to upskill or reskill through its community programme, eKelas Usahawan. The free digital marketing programme equips entrepreneurs and small businesses, especially those from the B40 segment, with basic digital tools and skills to establish a greater digital presence.


“This partnership with Maxis is a milestone in our journey towards transforming Penang into a digital technology hub. The Penang State Government is committed to lifting our communities and ensuring our MSMEs stay competent in this digital age. It is aligned with the Penang2030 vision and the Digital Transformation Master Plan,” - YB Zairil Khir Johari, Penang EXCO Infrastructure, Transport and Digital Development who is also the board director of Digital Penang.

Ts. Ng Kwang Ming, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Penang highlighted that this partnership is timely.


“We are working with communities to increase awareness on the value and benefits of digitalisation. This includes MSMEs to increase their online presence and extend their business reach beyond Penang's borders,” - Ts. Ng.


“Maxis is committed to empower Malaysian MSME businesses with digital enablers to participate in the new age digital economy. Our partnership with Digital Penang is a significant milestone that underscores our dedication to fostering MSME growth in Penang, enabling them to thrive in the digital era while remaining competitive,” - Prateek Pashine, Maxis Chief Enterprise Business Officer.

Maxis Business, with its expertise, skillsets, and experience, offers next-generation solutions for its customers through an expanded portfolio. The portfolio includes 5G, mobile, fibre, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, managed services, modern workspace solutions, and enterprise-grade services. These solutions are backed by Maxis Programmable Network, the state-of-the-art, MEF 3.0-certified software-defined network.