Future of 5G
What is 5G and what will it offer that we do not enjoy today?
5G stands for the fifth generation of mobile communication standards, superseding 4G technologies. What it offers:
- 10x higher speeds than what 4G can provide today, and up to gigabit speeds for applications such as fixed wireless access
- Fibre-like speed over mobile/ wireless connections
- Capability of supporting billions of connected devices at the same time
- Real-time sensitive online applications, e.g. remote surgery.
When do we expect 5G to be available in Malaysia? Do I need to change my device/SIM card to enjoy 5G connectivity?
- We will certainly make announcement prior to 5G rollout. Currently, the spectrum to be used for 5G has not been determined by authorities.
- We have begun making 5G compatible devices available.
What makes the Maxis network 5G-ready today?
While awaiting spectrum allocation for the Malaysian environment, we’ve put 5G-ready network infrastructure in place in the following ways:
- We have the widest fibre-optic footprint to mobile base stations in preparation for 5G rollout.
- Our Next-Gen IP Network ensures that our core and backhaul are ready to support 5G speeds, robustness and latency.
- We provide the first commercial NB-IOT service in Malaysia – a 5G-like technology that allows businesses today to tap into advanced data analytics for valuable insights that enable cost savings, improved efficiency and new business opportunities.