Penang recognises Maxis as its trusted technology partner


Maxis chief executive officer Gokhan Ogut (file pic) said the collaboration between the two parties focuses on two areas in line with the Penang 2030’s vision blueprint to strengthen the connectivity and digital infrastructure of the state.

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia’s leading converged solutions company Maxis is recognised as Penang’s trusted technology partner for the state’s various smart state initiatives.

Maxis chief executive officer Gokhan Ogut said the collaboration between the two parties focuses on two areas in line with the Penang 2030’s vision blueprint to strengthen the connectivity and digital infrastructure of the state.

He said that the two focus areas include the 5G-enabled Smart City Internet of Things (IoT) pilot projects, as well as the establishment of Penang’s first IoT Innovation Lab.

“The IoT pilot projects include the deployment of smart city solutions in various sectors in the state, such as security, education and agriculture in order to exemplify the potential of technological advancement towards the state government’s digital ambition.

“We are aiming to complete these series of pilot projects within two years, ” he told a press conference at the Penang Digital Library Phase 2 on Saturday.

Ogut said the IoT Innovation Lab is still under discussion with the state government.

Earlier, Ogut and Maxis head of government segment Senthil Balan signed a memorandum of understanding with the Penang government on its recognition of Maxis as the state’s trusted technology partner.

Signing on behalf of the state government were State Trade and Industry and Entrepreneurial Development Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain and state secretary Datuk Abdul Razak Jaafar. — Bernama

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