(L-R) Yang Mulia Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad Raja Tun Uda, Chairman of Maxis; Gokhan Ogut, Chief Executive Officer of Maxis; YB Datuk Dr. Haji Jaujan Bin Haji Sambakong, Deputy Chief Minister of Sabah and Minister of Local Government and Housing, Sabah; En. Nazaruddin Bin Abdul Rahim Chief Executive Officer of CT Sabah; En. Ahmad Rizal Hj Dahli, Chairman of CT Sabah
Maxis expands East Malaysia fibre footprint with CT Sabahpartnership
KOTA KINABALU, 8 October
2019 – 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 today through the exchange of the duly executed Access
Witnessing the exchange
was YB Datuk Dr. Haji Jaujan Bin Haji Sambakong, Deputy Chief Minister of Sabah
and Minister of Local Government and Housing, Sabah, who attended the event on
behalf of the Chief Minister of Sabah, YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd.
Shafie bin Haji Apdal.
Representing Maxis for
the exchange was its Chief Executive Officer, Gokhan Ogut, while CT Sabah was
represented by Chief Executive Officer, En. Nazaruddin Bin Abdul Rahim.
Accompanying the Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Local Government and Housing, Sabah was YM Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad Raja Tun Uda, Chairman of Maxis and En. Ahmad Rizal Hj Dahli, Chairman of CT Sabah.
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
This will enable Maxis to
offer its already available fibre plans to even more homes and businesses in
Starting from 1 November,
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 unmatched
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.
Datuk Jaujan in his
speech said, the collaboration between service providers is important
for the successful implementation of the National Fiberisation and Connectivity
He said, by widening
access to broadband connectivity, 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 our digital economy.
“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,” he said.
Gokhan Ogut, Chief Executive Officer of Maxis said, “at Maxis, we have a clear ambition to be Malaysia’s leading converged solutions company, “and we have an important role to play in driving higher broadband adoption and have made significant investments in this area.
“Our partnership with CT Sabah is another significant step forward for us in fulfilling our converged ambitions, and I would like to thank CTSabah for helping us make this a reality, not just for Maxis, but for the people and businesses of Sabah as we look forward to rolling out our attractive fibre plans here to more homes and businesses,” he said.
Bin Abdul Rahim, Chief Executive Officer of CT Sabah
said, “As the leading
infrastructure provider with the widest fibre optic network in Sabah and
Labuan, we are committed to working closely with telcos to enable them to
expand their coverage throughout the state.
“Our goal is to
provide the platform upon which service providers can offer higher Internet
speeds at attractive prices to consumers.
In view of this, we are
confident that our continued partnership with Maxis will be highly beneficial
to fibre users in Sabah, where even more communities can look forward to the
benefits of digital connectivity, and enjoy exciting value-added plans from
Maxis.” he said.
fibre broadband story
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% 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.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
In December 2018, Maxis signed a Letter of Understanding with SACOFA for High Speed Broadband (HSBB) Network Services in Sarawak. Since then, Maxis and SACOFA have signed access agreements with Maxis having rolled out its already available fibre plans to more Sarawakians.
The agreement with CT Sabah is the third major HSBB Access Agreement that Maxis has signed after TM and SACOFA.
For more info on Maxis’
fibre broadband, visit www.maxis.com.my/fibrenation