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Maxis partners Measat to offer Satellite Broadband services

Maxis Berhad (Maxis) has announced its partnership with MEASAT Broadband (International) Ltd, a subsidiary of MEASAT Global Bhd (MEASAT), to provide high-speed satellite broadband connectivity, especially to those living in areas where terrestrial infrastructure is not available or limited.

Maxis said it signed on as an anchor partner of the MEASAT-5 satellite (formerly known as IPStar Malaysia), a satellite that is designed for high-speed communications over an Internet Protocol platform, facilitating two-way broadband connectivity, products and solutions.

With this system, which has already been rolled out, Maxis will be able to extend its wide range of services to remote areas in Malaysia via its VSAT technology, which operates over the MEASAT-5 satellite. As a result, rural communities, businesses and government agencies will be able to benefit from the same level and experience of broadband connectivity as customers connected to terrestrial networks in urban areas.

The capacity on the satellite will also allow Maxis to provide cost effective backhaul for 3G and WiFi services in remote and rural areas and to support Government initiatives including the Universal Service Provisioning (USP) to areas with little or no terrestrial connectivity.

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