Maxis achieves 100% of its target for Jendela

TheStar Thu, Jan 21, 2021 01:50pm - 1 month ago


Maxis’ chief executive officer Gokhan Ogut said the pandemic has levelled the field for people from all walks of life and everyone can identify with the universal dependence on technology to connect with one another.

KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis has delivered 100% of its own 2020 targets for Jalinan Digital Negara (Jendela) and accelerated capacity with upgrades of more than 35% of the total upgrades of 16,367 sites by the industry.

For 2021, Maxis will remain focused on optimising its network in anticipation of the continuing surge in Internet traffic, it said in a statement on Thursday.

So far, the company has built more than 150 new sites and completed upgrades at more than 5,500 sites in key market centres in both Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak.

Concurrently, Maxis continues to expand its fibre footprint with more than 6,500 premises passed in 2020.

It said the expansion and upgrades at more than 5,500 sites reflected its commitment to strengthen 4G network coverage and deliver the best customer experience.

“In line with its ambition to become Malaysia’s leading converged solutions provider, Maxis has commitments in both mobile and fixed rollouts for Jendela.

“Meanwhile, it is also leveraging its mobile, fibre, WiFi and satellite communication capabilities to bring a better network experience to highly remote locations, ” it said.

Maxis said it would continue to work closely with Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the industry to accelerate rollout and ensure smooth implementation in all states across the country.

Maxis’ chief executive officer Gokhan Ogut said the pandemic has levelled the field for people from all walks of life and everyone can identify with the universal dependence on technology to connect with one another.

“This has brought digitalisation to new levels, as Malaysians began to fully leverage and experience technology in the true sense – from personal life, to learning, in businesses big and small, and running the economy.

“We continue to invest significantly in our network to support the increasingly sophisticated digital lifestyles of everyone. Maxis’ vision is to build the best network for the nation, driven by our purpose to bring together the best of technologies to enable all Malaysians to Always Be Ahead in a changing world, ” he said.

He cited Kiulu, a small town in Tuaran, Sabah, as one of the many locations where Maxis had built new sites and completed 4G upgrades last year.

This has provided the community at six villages, Kampung Sinorut, Kampung Gonipis, Pukak, Lokub, Mantob and Kitapol, with high speed 4G coverage for the first time.

For 2021, Maxis will remain focused on optimising its network in anticipation of the continuing surge in Internet traffic.

The 4G coverage expansion is also being accelerated to rural and underserved areas as part of the USP projects, while strengthening quality of experience in urban, residential and industrial areas with upgrades to mobile sites in several states including Perak, Kelantan, Pahang, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak.

Concurrently, Maxis will be rolling out fibre in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Penang and Johor, with greater focus on rural and remote locations, while collaborating with access providers to connect even more premises in the country.






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