Maxis extends 3G coverage, expects LTE deployment in few months

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Malaysia's lcommunications service provider Maxis Berhad has surpassed 5,000 3G sites spanning both East and West Malaysia. With this, Maxis now delivers High speed Wireless Broadband and Mobile Data capabilities to 21 million Malaysians covering over 80% of the Malaysian population.

"We are very excited with this achievement. Over the last 2 years we have worked hard at revamping our system, modernising our network, creating new transmission and building our IP networks to prepare ourselves for the surge in demand for data and broadband," Sandip Das, Chief Executive Officer, Maxis.

 "Maxis has also recently completed trials of Next Generation LTE technology which promises quadruple data speed and network capacity. The Maxis High Speed IP network is in place to now support even more advanced services and we expect to be able to deploy the LTE networks within the next few months," said Mark Dioguardi, Executive Vice President, Network and Technology.

 The LTE lab testing commenced in June 2010 and Maxis has since started the live field testing at four sites in the Klang Valley, namely at Bandar Utama, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Damansara Utama and Damansara Jaya.

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