Maxis forms 5G alliances to accelerate national technology, IoT solutions

MAXIS Bhd has formed one of the largest 5G alliances in Malaysia to accelerate technology breakthroughs and the Internet of Things (IoT) enterprise solutions in line with the national digital agenda.

In a statement on Wednesday, Maxis said that the alliances comprise global and local technology and industry partners, innovators and lighthouse customers from diverse industries.

“The alliance will co-create, commercialise and scale 5G use cases and innovative solutions across industries to drive digital transformation and innovation,” Maxis said.

Maxis chief enterprise business officer Paul McManus said that the group is committed to fostering and investing in innovation in the country through 5G that benefits individuals, businesses and the government in strengthening Malaysia’s competitiveness in the region.

“We are proud to have an esteemed group onboard which will enable members to work together to grow and leverage this symbiotic ecosystem to unlock the lucrative value of the IR4.0 technologies like IoT, cloud, edge computing, virtual reality and augmented reality,” McManus said.

Currently, Maxis 5G alliance has 16 initial members including Advantech Co Ltd, Amdocs, CrescoNet (formerly an Intellihub), Cisco Systems Inc, Google LLC, GSM Association (GSMA) (Asia-Pacific 5G Industry Community), Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, LLVision, Microsoft Corp, MIMOS Bhd, Motorola Solutions Inc, NEC Corp, Omron Corp, RealWear, SAS and Vodafone Group plc.

“This community is expected to grow as the Maxis 5G alliance is intended to be an open collaboration across all organisations that can help to turbo charge the adoption and deployment of innovation, that will be enabled through 5G and a ubiquitous converged network connectivity,” he said.

Meanwhile, the organisations are structured according to three streams, namely technology and industry partners, innovators and strategic client partners.

“With the diversity of partners within Maxis’ 5G alliance ecosystem, business customers will benefit from this network through sell and grow programmes, engage and exchange programmes, and innovate and build programmes,” he noted.

As a member of the alliance, MIMOS will provide access to its 5G and artificial intelligence innovation hub to develop and test use cases, while Maxis will provide an experiential journey by showcasing the use cases at the recently opened Maxis Business Innovation Centre.

For Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Maxis invites enterprises to trial multi-access edge computing use cases, while GSMA will facilitate knowledge transfer and training via its quarterly forum and 5G insights.

Notably, all solutions and use cases will be powered by Maxis programmable network, a programmable software-defined network. Maxis will also provide its wide range of converged ICT solutions that cater to the full spectrum of business needs that is fully supported with the right expertise through professional and managed services.

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