Maxis and Huawei ink MoU on 5G acceleration programme
By Digital News Asia February 26, 2019
- Telco is already focusing on live trials, investments and evolving its network infrastructure
- Huawei has signed over 30 commercial contracts and shipped more than 40,000 5G base stations
MAXIS, a converged communications and digital services company in Malaysia and Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the 2019 Mobile World Congress. Both parties will collaborate to accelerate 5G in Malaysia. This MoU targets cooperation on full-fledged 5G trials with end-to-end systems and services.
Signing on behalf of Maxis were CEO-designate Gokhan Ogut and chief technology officer Morten Bangsgaard. Meanwhile, Huawei was represented by its rotating chairman, Guo Ping, its president of Southern Pacific Region, Jeffrey Liu and its CEO of Malaysia, Michael Yuan.
”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,” said Ogut
”We would like to thank Maxis for years of trust and support. The development of 5G needs the cooperation of all different partners, working together to innovate together. We are very happy to sign this MoU with Maxis, which shows the commitment of both companies to the future of 5G in Malaysia.
“As a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure, Huawei is committed to helping Maxis to 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,” said Yuan.