Gamuda Land, Maxis collaborate on first Maxis-delivered 5G township
By Digital News Asia July 17, 2019
- Will explore smart city, retailing solutions across all Gamuda Land townships
- Maxis will fibre up parts of Gamuda Cove with high-speed broadband connectivity
PAVING the way to future-proof its townships, developer Gamuda Land and Maxis, a Malaysian converged communications and digital services company, have formed a partnership to appoint Maxis as the preferred connectivity and solutions provider to create Malaysia’s first Maxis-delivered 5G township for Gamuda Cove, Gamuda Land’s latest township development, when 5G is eventually launched in the country.
Taking progressive steps towards transformative efforts that will future-proof its townships, both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Maxis to provide and deploy 5G network infrastructure and services in Gamuda Cove in the future.
The partnership will also see both parties exploring smart city and smart retailing solutions across all Gamuda Land townships in Malaysia.
Gamuda Land will also be working with Maxis to fibre up parts of Gamuda Cove with its high-speed broadband connectivity, opening up even more possibilities for digital services for the township’s community as well as businesses.
“This MoU is a crucial step for us towards developing smart sustainable city in Gamuda Land townships. 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,” said Gamuda Land chief executive officer Ngan Chee Meng, adding that Gamuda Land’s masterplan blueprint needs to be flexible to adopt new technologies in mobility and lifestyle and this is where Maxis’ expertise in network infrastructure and services will add value to Gamuda Land’s townships.
“At Maxis, our commitment is to cater to the evolving digital lifestyles of everyone – reaching even more individuals, homes and businesses through our capabilities in converged solutions. We are pleased to be working with Gamuda Land for the provision of world-class fixed and mobile infrastructure, with our shared ambition of providing total connectivity solutions for entire communities.
“This is an important partnership as we unlock the immense potential and possibilities of next generation technologies and smart solutions. We applaud Gamuda Land for their vision of a smart sustainable city, and thank them for their continued confidence and trust in us,” said Maxis chief executive officer Gokhan Ogut.
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.
Nature sanctuary, smart city
Dubbed “nature sanctuary, smart city”, Gamuda Cove is Gamuda Land’s latest township development located in the Southern Klang Valley, along the Elite Highway and opposite Cyberjaya with close proximity to KLIA and KLIA2.
The 1,530-acre township is poised to be Malaysia’s first nature inspired smart city with the inclusion of smart transit system, seamless mobility planning and sustainable landscaping that creates a healthy ecosystem for the community.
Comprising more than 20,000 residential units upon full completion, Gamuda Cove is envisioned as a holistic township with residential, commercial, wellness, entertainment and educational components.