Maxis to boost Ranhill’s voice and cloud connectivity
By Digital News Asia January 14, 2022
- To provide connectivity services to connect Ranhill’s 77 sites across Johor
- Higher bandwidth, resilience to enhance company’s workforce management
Maxis has been selected by integrated water supply company Ranhill SAJ Sdn Bhd (Ranhill) as their voice and cloud connectivity provider.
In a statement, the telco said it will leverage its extensive portfolio of converged solution offerings and capabilities to support Ranhill’s digitalisation journey focusing on greater operational efficiency and customer service excellence.
Maxis will connect 77 Ranhill's sites across Johor including their headquarters and water treatment plants through its managed software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN), it said.
This higher bandwidth and a resilient network will enhance Ranhill’s workforce management capabilities with the latest applications, it claimed.
Additionally, Ranhill will have real-time visibility of its data and be able to make decisions to increase productivity and efficiency of their 2,000 employees, it added.
Paul McManus, (pic, left) chief enterprise business officer, Maxis said through the company’s capabilities and experience, Maxis is able to offer Ranhill a fully managed service portfolio from onboarding right up to 24/7 support with greater cost effectiveness and flexibility.
“As their partner, we want to ensure that their connectivity needs are met so that they can operate efficiently and have the peace of mind of being well prepared for their digital transformation journey,” he said.
“Selecting Maxis as our service provider and partner is an integral step to realising our vision of becoming a world-class water utility company,” said Nor Ifuan Md Nor, chief executive officer, Ranhill SAJ.
“By connecting all our sites with the latest technology from Maxis, we will be better equipped to support the people of Johor through efficient management of quality water supply. We now have the necessary infrastructure and platform to unlock the benefits of digitalisation as part of our on-going effort to further enhance customer experience,” he added.
Managed SD-WAN connectivity services
Maxis’ managed SD-WAN services runs on Cisco Meraki technology, and enables operational tasks such as configuration, management and maintenance to be significantly simplified, the telco said.
There are significant benefits of SD-WAN as enterprises look to become more agile through automation and intelligence.
They will have access to a converged connectivity solution that is flexible, scalable, and cost effective.
The built-in security in SD-WAN also enables end-to-end secure communications and implementation of security policies across the network, Maxis said.
Vicki Batka, vice president of Asia Pacific, Japan & China Partner Sales, Cisco said connectivity is even more important today as more customers are using multi-cloud environments, and this continues to increase.
“Together with Maxis, we are providing Ranhill with secure and optimized access to business-critical resources. This partnership speaks volumes on how we are able to come together to deliver a solution to Ranhill that will allow secure and optimal access to workloads,” she added.
In addition to boosting Ranhill’s fixed and wireless connectivity, Maxis is also able to address their voice communications needs.
Both companies are also exploring collaboration in the future for initiatives related to Internet of Things (IoT), cloud services and cybersecurity.
This will be part of Ranhill’s next phase of digitalisation in their organisation.
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