Maxis Launches Regional Internet Hubs in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching

Maxis stated that these new Regional Internet Hubs are aimed at enhancing the customer's internet experience.

Highlights

  • Maxis inaugurates new Regional Internet Hubs in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching to enhance internet experiences.
  • Direct international content connectivity enables improved internet speed and lower latency.
  • 58 percent of mobile traffic in East Malaysia successfully localized through the regional hub.

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Maxis Launches Regional Internet Hub in East Malaysia
Malaysian operator Maxis has launched Regional Internet Hubs in East Malaysia to enhance the internet experience for customers. The inauguration of these hubs took place at Maxis' Technical Operations Centre in Kota Kinabalu on August 15th and at the centre in Kuching on August 16th. The ceremonies were officiated by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of Sabah and the Minister of Utility and Telecommunication of Sarawak, respectively.

Also Read: Maxis Launches 5G Services After Shareholder Approval of DNB Access Agreement




Enhanced Internet Infrastructure

Maxis stated that these new Regional Internet Hubs at Maxis' Technical Operations Centres in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching represent significant network investments aimed at enhancing the customer's internet experience and catering to both high data volumes and anticipated growth in volume.

Localized Mobile Traffic

According to the statement, Maxis had previously announced that it was the first telecommunications company to build the Regional Internet Hub in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, with direct international content connectivity. Since its establishment, the regional hub has successfully localised 58 percent of the mobile traffic in East Malaysia, contributed by content delivery networks such as Meta, Google, Akamai and Netflix.

Also Read: Maxis Intends Agreement to Access DNB’s 5G Infrastructure in Malaysia

Maxis emphasized the benefits of the Regional Internet Hub for customers in Sabah and Sarawak stating: "Our Regional Internet Hub provides our Maxis customers in Sabah, Sarawak superior user experience enabling them to enjoy higher speeds and lower latency. Most of their web pages and videos will load faster and the videos will be sharper in image quality. Businesses in Sabah, Sarawak using technologies like cloud-based services, IoT applications and data analytics will enjoy similar marked improvements in speed and latency as well."

Also Read: CelcomDigi Embarks on Full-Scale Programme to Build Malaysia’s Future Digital Network

This move by Maxis underscores its commitment to advancing the internet infrastructure and improving user experiences across East Malaysia.

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