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Kuala Lumpur (VNA) - Maxis Bhd of Malaysia and Chinese tech giant Huawei on October 3 sealed an agreement on 5G service provision in Malaysia.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

In his remarks, PM Mahathir said collaboration between a global tech company and a local business was important to support a thriving technology ecosystem in Malaysia.

There is no doubt that 5G will be a key driver to connecting everyone in Malaysia and transforming key industries such as manufacturing, agriculture and health care so that Malaysia can remain globally competitive, he added.

The PM said the impact of advanced technologies on the nation's progress was inevitable and Malaysia could not afford to be left behind, especially with Industry 4.0 already ahead.

The agreement allows Maxis to have access to insights, standards, products and solutions that will make 5G easier to adopt, operate and introduce new use cases in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Raja Arshad, Chairman of Maxis, said as part of the agreement, Huawei would be supplying 4G/LTE and 5G radio equipment and services.

Besides having access to 5G technologies, he said Maxis will be able to modernise its existing LTE network to be 5G-ready./.