Maxis Becomes First Operator in Malaysia to Launch LTE

Posted:  January 1, 2013   By:    23 comments   


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This has to be the most surprising announcement we’ve ever received. Just as Malaysians usher the New Year, Maxis has launched the first salvo in the next generation war for mobile dominance.

In an official statement Maxis has announced that it now has LTE networks available at Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Damansara Utama, Desa Sri Hartamas, Bandar Puchong Jaya, Bandar Sunway and Cyberjaya, and by doing so, is officially the first telco in Malaysia to make LTE available in the country. Maxis plans to light up other parts of the country with LTE “soon”.

Maxis claims that its LTE network is able to reach speed of up to 75Mbps. The operator say subscribers can expect a typical average speeds of 10Mbps to 30Mbps.

Along with the new network Maxis plans to bring new services that takes advantage of the superior wireless capabilities that LTE has to offer.

You can subscribe to Maxis’ LTE can subscribe to the service at Maxis Centres in KLCC and Taman Tun Dr Ismail. There is no additional charge for LTE on Maxis. The service is available with any of Maxis existing data plans starting from RM88/month. Existing subscribers can also upgrade their current Maxis 3G modem to an LTE modem for a fee. Full details available here.

Currently only one LTE device (modem) is available from Maxis but the operator says that more devices including smartphones will be available “soon”. At the moment we know that the ASUS PadFone 2 as well as the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 are compatible with the 2600Mhz LTE network in Malaysia but it is not known if Maxis has provisioned its network to allow these to run on LTE.


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23 Comments for Maxis Becomes First Operator in Malaysia to Launch LTE

aaron

It Launched macam tak launch……

2600MHz LTE……those hottest smartphone is NOT SUPPORT tis bandwidth!……

only few smartphone supported & those supported smartphone is NOT Popular at all!….

Nokia Lumia= FAINT!

    kjk

    unless u wan to get note 2 and s3 US version

      Neomax3

      US version also cannot use.. different frequency..

    Kenji

    the lumia 920 is actually very good, only limited apps, overall an amazing phone

kjk

ASUS padfone 2 and sony xperia V are also LTE phone and can be used in msia

GJQ

Those Note 2 and S3 in singapore will work fine on the 2.6 LTE. But you will need to know the settings to configure as the Maxis package is for modem.

Jelllyy

Hope they bring it to Kuching first when it comes to Sarawak.

ikari

speed test! 😀

kbing

What's the point of high speed download when data quota are miserable and exceeding the quota costs a bomb? It's like giving you 100Mbps for your home internet and quota of 20GB a month. What can you do with it?

    iDragon

    Less time to wait~ :X
    If 100MB data need to download or upload
    LTE 10sec VS HDPA 50sec or more.

    GJQ

    Agreed. Over at spore, telcos cut data limit and give more sms and talktime. Who use sms now, most of are using Whatapps or Facebook. Should be increase data limit and limit speed when exceed data. This should be the fairer approach.

2013

Great News for 2013

LOL

Android phone 2 years ago got lte Malaysia don't want implement, now iPhone 5 has lte iMaxis baru implement, just like iSingtel baru implement

Malaysia and Singapore fail…

    XoX

    so much negativity to start the year. You should rejoice Malaysia is finally getting 4G LTE.

Aguero

Average speed of 10 to 30Mbps is a throttling sin by maxis. Should be 30 to 50Mbps

Anonymous

Don't see why one would need more than 10Mbps. Unless you're using it as a hotspot and you're torrenting on it…..