KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 – Maxis, a leading telecommunications company in Malaysia, has welcomed the government’s decision to prioritize achieving 80% 5G coverage of populated areas (CoPA) by the end of 2023. The move comes as part of the government’s Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) initiative, which seeks to implement 5G under two networks. YB Tuan Fahmi Fadzil, the Minister of Communications and Digital, announced the decision, which Maxis views as a step towards accelerating the adoption of 5G technology in Malaysia.

The company recognizes the importance of efficiently rolling out 5G and the potential economic benefits it will bring to all Malaysians. Maxis has expressed its commitment to working closely with the industry to achieve the government’s digital ambitions for the nation. The company is poised to offer 5G-related products and services to its customers soon, with a focus on affordability and adoption. The implementation of the second network is expected to commence under phase two, in which Maxis will play a more direct role in the country’s 5G implementation.

Leveraging its expertise, resources, and existing infrastructure. The company aims to provide its customers with seamless access to 5G technology, further strengthening the country’s competitiveness in the region. In preparation for the 5G rollout, Maxis has already been developing multi-industry use cases with major players for commercial use through its 5G Alliance. The company has also expanded its 5G international roaming services to more countries and has rolled out a range of 5G devices to its customers since last year.

Maxis remains committed to supporting the government’s efforts to accelerate the adoption of 5G technology in Malaysia. With the expected 80% coverage by 2023, the company looks forward to playing a significant role in the digital transformation of the country.