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Maxis and Microsoft Accelerate Adoption of Innovative Digital Solutions for Organisations in Malaysia
January 29, 2020 News


Maxis, with its ambition to be the leading ICT and solutions provider for Enterprise customers, is proud to announce its collaboration with Microsoft (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Microsoft) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), committing to use their respective expertise, technology and capabilities to create innovative digital solutions for organisations in Malaysia. This collaboration makes Maxis the first telco in Malaysia to offer fixed line voice calls with Microsoft Teams unified communications, as part of Microsoft’s Modern Workplace solutions.

The MoU will see both these leaders collaborate in three key areas, targeting both commercial enterprises and the public sector.

First, with Maxis’ leadership in IoT and 5G, and Microsoft’s cutting-edge Azure IoT technology, this will enable industries to build smart utilities and other connected applications. As Malaysia move to becoming a smart city, in every city, this will drive economic growth and digitalisation.

Second, the partnership will also support Microsoft Azure public cloud and Azure Stack services to enhance Maxis cloud services and meet the hybrid cloud needs of businesses in Malaysia. Maxis’ ambition to be a one-stop-solution provider for IoT solutions for businesses is an important result of this collaboration. Businesses can create new industrial IoT applications faster and leverage data analytics to solve their most critical business problems and market needs.

Third, Maxis will adopt Microsoft’s Modern Workplace solutions, including Microsoft Teams, which gives their employees the ability and flexibility to integrate their work, life and family. This includes the ability and processes to work from anywhere with a network connection, that suits for both the employee and the business and across multiple devices. The proven business benefits of embracing this workplace of the future mindset, is enhanced productivity, a result driven employee experience, where people are assessed on their deliverables not how long they are at their desks and finally, quality time with their loved ones. Maxis, leading by example, will use their internal transformation journey as a demonstration of the application of the Modern Workplace culture, to inspire businesses and organisations to follow suit.

Paul McManus, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Maxis said “One of the key pillars of our growth journey and convergence ambition has been around strategic partnerships with some of the best in the industry to deliver more value to businesses in Malaysia. With IR4.0 increasingly demanding for agility for the modern workforce, our partnership with Microsoft comes at a critical time. Cloud-based solutions enable a whole new level of work and collaboration, which will be an important driver in accelerating change within the fast-evolving business landscape.”

“For over 30 years, Microsoft has been partnering with Malaysia and other countries in the region to enable businesses, governments and people adopt innovation and digital transformation. According to a study by Microsoft and IDC, digital transformation will add an estimated US$10 billion to Malaysia’s GDP by 2021. We are excited to get into this partnership with Maxis, so Malaysian businesses will have access to the most innovative solutions from our respective expertise in technologies like cloud, IoT and 5G,” said Nate Harris, General Manager for Cloud,  Microsoft, Asia Pacific.

The MoU will also showcase Microsoft sharing its knowledge and expertise in the field of IoT and Cloud technology, to continuously diversify the applications of Maxis’ offerings in areas like the development of smart cities, smart utilities and other connected solutions.

Maxis’ converged offerings are built around an “Always On” proposition, leveraging its unique Fixed and Mobile network. Maxis has a vision to help businesses succeed, big or small, across key segments, by simplifying and improving the way they work. Its innovative technologies and digital solutions are delivered over its market leading converged network that ensures an unrestricted and worry-free experience which can be enjoyed as a service.