KOTA KINABALU: Maxis and Celcom Timur (Sabah) Sdn Bhd (CT Sabah) will collaborate to provide greater access to fibre connectivity to the people and businesses in Sabah through the provision of High Speed Broadband (HSBB) Network Services. Both parties symbolised their partnership recently through the exchange of the duly executed Access Agreement.
Witnessing the exchange was Sabah Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Local Government and Housing Datuk Jaujan Sambakong, who attended the event on behalf of the Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal and representing Maxis for the exchange was its chief executive officer Gokhan Ogut, while CT Sabah was represented by chief executive officer Nazaruddin Abdul Rahim.
Also accompanying Jaujan was Chairman of Maxis Tan Sri Datuk Seri Arshad Raja Tun Uda and Chairman of CT Sabah Ahmad Rizal Dahli.
“With the partnership, Maxis will have full access to CT Sabah’s fibre optic network, which enables a direct link-up to offer high-speed broadband services to end-users at attractive rates. This will enable Maxis to offer its already available fibre plans to even more homes and businesses in the state,” added a press release by Maxis.
This means that starting from Nov 1, more Sabahans in areas with CT Sabah’s fibre optic infrastructure will be able to enjoy Maxis’ fibre plans at affordable prices and with an unmatch
“ed personalised experience.Leveraging CT Sabah’s infrastructure and services, Maxis will also have access to the latest hardware and software technology on a 24/7 network monitoring system.
Additionally, Maxis will have access to CT Sabah’s dedicated and competent technical support staff to assist customers in managing network transmission, with a current average Mean Time to Restore (MTTR) of within two hours.
Jaujan commented that the collaboration between service providers is important for the successful implementation of the National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan.
“I am pleased to see the collaboration between service providers to build an environment of better and affordable connectivity, particularly in fibre broadband. It is timely and very much needed as we forge ahead to realise new opportunities for Sabah,” said Jaujan.
By widening access to broadband connectivity, Jaujan also said that more consumers and businesses in Sabah would be able to leverage the Internet to create better opportunities which can in turn help accelerate the growth of Sabah’s digital economy.
August 2018 was a significant time for Maxis as the company had a head start in attaining first mover advantage through its Fibrenation campaign.
Offering its most affordable and worry-free broadband plans up to 65 per cent cheaper than what was previously offered, it essentially opened up a new era of accessible and affordable fibre broadband for even more Malaysian homes and businesses.
An overwhelming response continues to see strong momentum in take up today and following that, Maxis elevated this experience in April this year with three new superfast Internet speeds – 300Mbps, 500Mbps and 800Mbps – available for both consumer and businesses.