- Alliance aims to fast track adoption, deployment of innovation
- Added seven new partners, bringing the total to 23 members
In its commitment to accelerate technology breakthroughs and digital transformation, Maxis is working closely with its 5G Alliance partners on initiatives to create and commercialise 5G use cases and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions across industries in Malaysia and Asia-Pacific.
In a statement, the telco said since its launch in June 2022, the alliance has gained momentum, adding seven new partners namely Gamuda Land, Garuda Robotics, ITXOTIC, LinkUp Smart Solutions, NOKIA, NVIDIA and ZTE, bringing the total to 23 members.
Gokhan Ogut (pic), chief executive officer (CEO), Maxis said the company remains committed to bringing 5G to the nation, and is excited to leverage the benefits that 5G will bring to businesses in strengthening Malaysia’s competitiveness in the region.
“Our 5G Alliance community is expected to continue growing as it is intended to be an open collaboration across all organisations to fast track the adoption and deployment of innovation,” he added.
“Members will benefit from this ecosystem where their collaboration and initiatives can foster innovation and truly unlock the value of IR4.0 across economic sectors,” Ogut said.
As one of the initiatives, the GSMA APAC virtual event titled 5G Ecosystem: Unlocking opportunities through strategic partnership will be held on 20 September.
Maxis is a key partner for the event and will gather tech and industry leaders to drive innovation, partnerships, policies, and the ecosystem at large. With APAC being a huge market with great opportunities, the event aims to be a catalyst for regional support to educate industries and strengthen the ecosystem through collaboration and advocacy.
Meanwhile, Maxis together with alliance partner OMRON, are showcasing Autonomous Mobile Robots powered by Maxis’ next generation network, enabling a plant to run 24/7 with zero downtime, reduce operational costs and improve safety and productivity for manufacturers.
The telco invites enterprises to explore these capabilities and more at Maxis Business Innovation Centre (MBIC) at Menara Maxis, Kuala Lumpur.
In another initiative, Maxis, Huawei and Mimos are fast-tracking industrial use cases enabled by 5G, IoT, cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) at the 5G and AI Innovation Hub at the Mimos campus.
The hub serves as a co-creation testbed for research and development and an incubator for innovative solutions, which will enable businesses to access infrastructure and facilities powered by advanced technologies.
Julian Gorman, head of Asia Pacific GSMA said 5G is a key enabler of digital transformation, unlocking opportunities across businesses and transforming the lives of billions of people.
“We’re excited to be working alongside Maxis to deliver the virtual event ‘5G Ecosystem – Unlocking opportunities through strategic partnership’ which represents a fantastic opportunity to bring together the mobile ecosystem to help accelerate digital transformation in Malaysia and across Asia Pacific,” he added.
Meanwhile, Michael Yuan, CEO, Huawei Malaysia said the company is delighted to play the role of technology advisor by providing cutting-edge technology know-how through our research and development advancements, aligning industry use cases incubation towards commercialisation, and assisting in accelerating technology adoption and innovative transformation in connectivity, IoT, Cloud and AI.
“We believe the partnerships cemented via this 5G Alliance programme reinforces all parties’ commitment to joint innovation, and we look forward to working together to advance Malaysia’s digital economy,” he added.
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