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First to activate 4G LTE for Apple users in Malaysia: Maxis

AvantiKumar | April 11, 2013
Maxis says it has quadrupled its 4G LTE footprint and will expand further in Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Bahru by Q3 2013.

Maxis-  Mark Dioguardi modifiedPhoto - Mark Dioguardi, Joint COO, Maxis.


According to Maxis, it is the first telecoms firm in Malaysia to activate 4G LTE for Apple devices such as iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad 4.

New and existing Maxis subscribers of these three Apple devices now join the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One XL, which were the first two smartphones to be activated on Maxis' 4G LTE (long term evolution) network, said Maxis joint chief operating officer Suren J. Amarasekera.

"In 2009, Maxis was the pioneer to introduce the iPhone to Malaysia and now Maxis is proud to announce that Maxis users of Apple iPhone 5, fourth generation iPad with Retina display and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular model will be the first in Malaysia to experience superior services on Maxis' high speed 4G LTE network," said Amarasekera.

Maxis joint chief operating officer, Mark Dioguardi, said: "Since the launch of our high-speed 4G LTE network on 1 January 2013, we have worked hard to expand our footprint. At present, we have successfully quadrupled our 4G LTE coverage, allowing about 100,000 customers to enjoy super fast Internet from Maxis. With today's announcement, even more customers will be able to enjoy incredible Internet speeds from Maxis."

"We are extremely encouraged by the take up of our 4G LTE service and in response will expand 4G LTE coverage to more areas in the Klang Valley as well as Penang and Johor Bahru by the third quarter of 2013," said Dioguardi.

Five to 10 times faster than 3G

He said with 4G LTE, customers using iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad 4 could experience download speeds five to 10 times faster than 3G. "Customers can expect their Facebook news feeds to download up to four times faster, compared to HSPA+. Backing up or uploading of big files - for example more than 50MB - to Dropbox will be up to seven times faster."

Maxis now has 4G LTE service available in the following areas:
Bangsar, Mont Kiara, Desa Park, Damansara Heights
Damansara Utama
Kota Damansara, Sunway Damansara
Puchong (Wawasan Puchong, Bandar Kinrara 1, Bandar Kinrara 3, Bandar Kinrara 4, Bandar Puteri)
Seapark, Dataran Prima, Tropicana
Petaling Jaya Section 13, 14, 17, 19, SS2
Sunway, Kampung Tunku, SS2, SS3
Taman Desa, Pantai Dalam, Old Klang Road
Taman Gembira, Desa Petaling
Taman Kinrara 2, Taman Kinrara 3, Taman Kinrara 4
Taman Megah (SS23, SS24, SS26), Kelana Jaya
Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), Bandar Utama, Mutiara Damansara
USJ3, USJ4, USJ5, USJ9, USJ11, USJ12, USJ13.


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