Tuesday, May 30, 2023

[Opinion] Maxis claims Malaysia’s Fastest Mobile network too

Maxis is claiming that it has the fastest mobile network in Malaysia.

On its website, Maxis posted the message below:

Doesn’t it feel great when someone puts you first? In everything we do, we always try to put our customers first. So whether it’s connecting you to the people who matter most or helping you reach for the stars, we’ll be there for you. Always.

There was also another message:

You wanted Faster, we give you Fastest. Malaysia’s Fastest Mobile Network.

Whether you’re a casual browser or a web surfing superstar, exploring the world wide web on an iPad or a mobile device, you can be sure that we’ll meet your needs.


It is confusing when two mobile operators announce that they have the fastest mobile network in the country. Last week, U Mobile also claims Malaysia’s Fastest Mobile Broadband network.


Maxis started upgrading its 3G/HSPA network to HSPA+ in 2009 which offers speeds up to 21Mbps. At the point of time, only selected areas in the Johor Bahru and Klang Valley was enabled with Maxis HSPA+. While the coverage areas must have been improved in 2011, there’s still no indication of its HSPA or its HSPA+ network on its coverage map. Also Maxis Broadband only offers HSPA USB modem at the point of writing.

MalaysianWireles believes that Maxis has been quietly upgrading its network to support speeds up to 42Mbps. There’s no official announcement on this and no coverage areas has been revealed yet.

U Mobile which announced its 42Mbps network last week has got quite a number of areas covered. All these areas are clearly visible on its coverage map.

In my opinion, a mobile network is a shared network. Maxis has more mobile users than U Mobile at the point of writing. In simple words, there are more data users using the Maxis Fastest Mobile Network while there are less people using the U Mobile’s Fastest Mobile Broadband Network.

Who’s the fastest?

To be sure, I guess we will have to try it out our self for the final answer.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

Related Articles

Stay Connected with Us


Hosted at AIMS Data Centre


Latest Articles