Maxis signs MoU with Huawei to accelerate 5G implementation in Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 26): Maxis Bhd and Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) under which both parties will collaborate to accelerate the implementation of 5G technology in Malaysia.

According to a Huawei statement today, Maxis signed the MoU with Huawei at the World Mobile Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

"This MoU aims to cooperate on full-fledged 5G trials with end-to-end systems and services. Signing on behalf of Maxis were Gokhan Ogut, CEO-designate; and Morten Bangsgaard, Chief Technology Officer. Meanwhile, Huawei was represented by its Rotating Chairman, Guo Ping; its President of Southern Pacific Region, Jeffery Liu; and its CEO of Malaysia, Michael Yuan," Huawei said.

Ogut said in the statement: "Maxis has long started its 5G journey, and we are already focusing on live trials, investments and evolving our network infrastructure to be ready for a future where smart solutions will be part of everyday life. We are pleased to be working with world class technology leader and long term partner Huawei on our 5G trials, and to be a pioneer in bringing the latest technologies to Malaysia once again. At Maxis, we have been maintaining our network leadership in terms of speed, quality and performance in Malaysia, and we look forward to delivering the best 5G innovation for both consumers and businesses for the future."

Yuan said in the statement that the development of 5G requires the cooperation of different partners to work and innovate together. 

"As a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure, Huawei is committed to helping Maxis expand the boundaries of their business and find paths to new growth with our full-series, all-scenario simplified 5G products. We have signed over 30 commercial contracts as of now, and shipped more than 40,000 5G base stations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East," Yuan said.