KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): Gamuda Land and Maxis have formed a strategic partnership to appoint Maxis as the preferred connectivity and solutions provider to create Malaysia’s first Maxis-delivered 5G township for Gamuda Cove.
Both parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for Maxis to provide and deploy 5G network infrastructure and services in Gamuda Cove, Gamuda Land’s latest township development.
Under the MoU, Gamuda Land will also be working with Maxis to fibre up parts of Gamuda Cove with its high-speed broadband connectivity.
This partnership will also see both parties exploring the smart city and smart retailing solutions across all Gamuda Land townships in Malaysia, the companies said in a statement today.
“We definitely see technology as a key enabler in driving a smart and sustainable environment into the future but a smart city is not only about cutting-edge technology. It is about smart planning ahead and visualising long-term growth for our townships,” Gamuda Land chief executive officer Ngan Chee Meng said.
Maxis chief executive officer Gokhan Ogut said the company’s commitment is to cater to the evolving digital lifestyles of everyone by reaching even more individuals, homes and businesses through its capabilities in converged solutions.
“This is an important partnership as we unlock the immense potential and possibilities of next-generation technologies and smart solutions,” he said.
The partnership comes on the back of a previous collaboration in 2018 where Maxis provided a customised MaxisOne Home fibre plan for Gamuda Land’s twentyfive.7 township in Kota Kemuning, Selangor.
Maxis has long started its 5G journey, assessing the technology and conducting demo trials in its test lab over the last few years.
In March this year, Maxis emerged as the first to commence 5G live trials in the country to provide a deeper analysis of 5G characteristics, including the use of spectrum in higher bands.