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Maxis unveils 4G LTE smartphones for ‘first 4G service in Malaysia’

AvantiKumar | Feb. 22, 2013
Smartphones include the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One XL.

Maxis-  Mark Dioguardi

Photo - Mark Dioguardi, Joint COO, Maxis

 

The first of a crop of 4G LTE smartphones that will work on the country's first 4G network has been unveiled, aid Malaysian telco Maxis. These include the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC's One XL.

Maxis joint chief operating officer, Mark Dioguardi, said: "With Maxis 4G LTE [long term evolution], customers will experience greater download speeds, smoother HD video streams and lag-free gaming with better online satisfaction. We are already getting very positive feedback from our friendly user trial with most participating customers reporting 'no buffering or lag in video experience and extremely reliable high speed broadband'."

"We are working towards increasing our 4G LTE coverage areas so more customers can look forward to experiencing incredible speed soon. Through our strong partnership with leading device manufacturers and content players, Maxis is indeed well-placed to provide customers with a richer, on-the-go Internet experience," said Dioguardi.

"We are delighted to offer customers the opportunity to enjoy the first in a series of advanced 4G smartphones hitting the market," said Maxis' other joint chief operating officer, Suren J Amarasekera, who added that the phones would be available at Maxis Centres in KLCC and Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

"Customers using Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One XL in 4G LTE coverage areas will enjoy speeds of up to 75Mbps, with typical speeds of 10 to 30Mbps, five to ten times faster than 3G, said Amarasekera."Outside of 4G LTE coverage areas, the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One XL phones will switch seamlessly onto Maxis' widest and most advanced 3G mobile network, which reaches 82 percent of the population."

Maxis launched its 4G LTE service at midnight on 1 January 2013, making it the first Malaysian telco to launch the service locally, said the telco. Maxis' 4G LTE service is now available in selected parts of the Klang Valley including Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Damansara Utama, Desa Sri Hartamas, Bandar Puchong Jaya, Bandar Sunway and Cyberjaya.

 

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