Maxis Launches Commercial IoT Service

Maxis has announced the launch of the first commercial Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service in Malaysia.The NB-IoT network is activating in selected areas within key IoT market centres, which includes Cyberjaya, Penang, Kuching, Putrajaya, Johor Bahru, and KLCC.

The NB-IoT brings 5G-like capabilities albeit for lower bandwidth applications, and has the ability to support millions of connected things which consumes very low power.

“There is an immense amount of opportunities for NB-IoT especially around big data analytics and in enabling real life use cases. The launch will encourage the development of an ecosystem of partners, developers and customers that will offer even more opportunities for enterprises,”said Paul McManus, Head of Enterprise, Maxis.

To accelerate adoption, Maxis set up its IoT Innovation Lab in 2018 to act as a bridge between Maxis’ Enterprise customers and device manufacturers as well as solutions providers.