Maxis and Hewlett Packard building Malaysia’s first MEC enterprise solution


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Maxis, one of Malaysia’s largest telecoms providers, has teamed up with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to build the country’s first multi-access edge computing (MEC) solution for enterprises.

Multi-access edge computing is a technology that enables ultra-fast, single-digit millisecond latency with data processed and stored at the edge of the network, bringing cloud resources closer to the end-user.

This makes MEC solutions particularly attractive to businesses operating time-critical edge applications such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, automation, and machine learning. By enhancing efficiency and accuracy in real-time, MEC can minimise connectivity issues and reduce data storage costs.

Paul McManus, chief enterprise business officer of Maxis, said: “With the strong traction of digitalisation, enterprises must be able to generate insights from data faster to make critical decisions in a highly competitive operating environment.

As the nation’s leading converged solutions provider, we are excited to be the first to bring MEC to Malaysia to empower our Rangkaian (network) of enterprise customers with next-gen technologies, while enhancing our capabilities to provide secure, cost-effective, and on-demand network infrastructure for businesses of all sizes.”

Maxis is currently developing a series of MEC trial use cases that leverage Maxis Programmable Network (MPN) technologies alongside cloud and IoT solutions.

Potential use cases for MEC include smart surveillance with high definition cameras and wearables requiring real-time analytics, facial and object recognition, AR/VR solutions, and AI-driven drone patrol systems.

Robert Lye, managing director of HPE Malaysia, said: “HPE is very excited to be able to kick off this collaboration with Maxis to push the boundaries of digital connectivity in the country. We hope that this will trigger the adoption of innovative edge technology in Malaysia. MEC is a differentiated, high-value enterprise service and we look forward to many enterprises coming forth to embrace the possibilities and advantages that MEC can offer.”

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