Maxis and Huawei Technologies Malaysia has signed an agreement for the provisioning of 5G network in Malaysia.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by Prime Minister of Malaysia Yang Amat Berhormat Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad at Yayasan Kepimpinan Perdana, Putrajaya. Signing the agreement on behalf of Maxis was its Chief Executive Officer, Gokhan Ogut, while Huawei was represented by Chief Executive Officer, Michael Yuan.
With this agreement, Maxis has committed to work with its long-term network partner, Huawei, to launch 5G in Malaysia. As part of the agreement, Huawei will be supplying 4G/LTE and 5G radio equipment and services. Besides having access to 5G technologies, Maxis will able to modernise its existing LTE network to be 5G-ready. Leveraging on existing investments and footprint, Maxis will be able to facilitate faster rollout of 5G services when spectrum is available.
Yang Amat Berhormat Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia said, “There is no doubt that 5G will be a key driver to connecting everyone in Malaysia and transforming key industries such as manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare so that we can remain globally competitive. Collaboration between global players and local vendors is important to support a thriving technology ecosystem in Malaysia. I am pleased to see Maxis and Huawei taking advantage of this environment and supporting the growth of Malaysia’s digital economy.”
YM Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad bin Raja Tun Uda, Chairman, Maxis said, “This is an important moment not just for Maxis, but for everyone in Malaysia as we prepare ourselves for an exciting future of next generation connectivity. Today’s signing therefore represents significant progress in our journey and commitment to accelerate 5G in Malaysia. We are pleased to be working with global technology leader and our long term partner, Huawei, whose experience, expertise and capabilities in 5G complement our ambitions to be Malaysia’s leading converged solutions company.”
Ryan Ding, Executive Director, CEO – Carrier BG, Huawei said, “Malaysia has been making tremendous progress in connecting the unconnected and embracing new ICT infrastructure development. With 5G technology deployment, we foresee Malaysia will go through a phase of rapid digital transformation. 5G technology is expected to accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT), which will be a part of implementation of an end-to-end solution that covers the supply chain to meet the requirements of building a smart nation.”