Maxis Narrowband-IoT

Introducing Malaysia's first and best NB-IoT network.

Bringing the best in class IoT standard for your business

Maxis is proud to launch Malaysia’s first Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network. We aim to launch more sites throughout Malaysia to deliver our market-proven technology to more Malaysian businesses looking to implement NB-IoT services in their operations to optimise costs and to boost their operational efficiency.

NB-IoT is one of the Low Power Area (LPWA) network technologies that is built with 5G-like capabilities. It is designed for Industrial-IoT applications that support mass scale deployments using cost-effective and low power consumption devices with the added benefit of strong outdoor and underground coverage. The technology can power up Big Data and in turn, use advanced data analytics that will give insights for cost savings, improved efficiency and new business opportunities.

How Maxis Narrowband-IoT can take your business to the next level

Secure and reliable

3GPP security with a dedicated network space ensures the safety of your network and data transmission.

Dedicated licensed network

Operates on a licensed spectrum to provide quality of service with future-proofed capabilities and avoids the risk of disruption to the signal that are on the same frequencies.

Trusted technology partner

Established player with market-proven track record that provides a secure connection to your IoT devices and ensures your IoT network performs at its best while also offering industry-specific solutions.

Stronger coverage

The increased signal penetration  allows your business to cover vast distances and deep within urban infrastructures, thus; it allows you to discover new avenues for your industrial-deployments.

Major use cases of Narrowband-IoT in different industries

Smart Metering

NB-IoT offers improved penetration for utility companies to remotely read meters, even if the sensor is buried underground or in difficult to reach places.

This makes it possible to offer:

  • More accurate billing.
  • Simple, robust and energy-efficient transmission of meter readings.
  • The digitisation of business processes, new applications and business models.

Read the Vodafone IoT Techem case study here to find out how Techem tracked energy consumption reliably and cost-effectively with Narrowband-IoT.   


Smart Agriculture

Palm oil plantations or other agricultural companies can use NB-IoT’s wider coverage to connect to sensors across the vast area of plantations.

This makes it possible to offer:

  • Vital plantation information such as soil and weather conditions, humidity levels, and other environmental changes.
  • Increased yield via precision farming enabled by crop data analytics.
  • Automation of work processes while improving resource utilisation and efficiency.

Read more about Maxis’s initiative on Smart Agriculture – Helping Plantations Boost Productivity by the GSM Association (GSMA) here.

Smart Cities

NB-IoT enables smart cities with the ability to manage millions of connected things in smart lighting, smart waste, smart transport, smart parking and smart building applications.

This makes it possible to offer:

  • Efficient energy and workforce management of street light operations.
  • The ability to remotely monitor environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity and pollution levels.
  • Smart City Big Data analytics with the availability of new data streams to generate actionable insights for city and municipal councils.

Smart Manufacturing

The key focus areas of Industry 4.0 are smart factories, supply chain optimisation, and remote monitoring and control.  As a result, manufacturers can leverage on NB-IoT to connect their equipment and systems.

This makes it possible to offer:

  • Visibility of asset conditions over wide areas of a factory to optimise asset use and boost productivity. 
  • Proactive maintenance that minimises downtime by conveniently monitoring asset conditions.
  • Automation and digitalisation of manufacturing processes to improve product lifecycle management.

Our offerings

Commercial NB-IoT

You will be able to gain access to our NB-IoT network services, which has been activated in key IoT market centres of Cyberjaya, Penang, Kuching, Putrajaya, Johor Bahru, and KLCC.

Market-proven NB-IoT
Connectivity platform

You will be able to have full access to our Managed NB-IoT Connectivity platform to easily control, monitor and manage your devices.

Advisory and solution
validation services

We have a team of NB-IoT specialists that are capable of providing advisory and solution validation services to help you implement NB-IoT services for your company.

Global best practices
from Vodafone

We are also able to leverage on Vodafone’s global expertise in NB-IoT for various key learnings and best practices from various countries.

Gain access to the Maxis IoT Innovation Lab

An advanced lab with access to a Narrowband-IoT network that allows you to build, test, and certify your devices so that they may go to market quicker. The lab also leverages Maxis’s technical expertise to expedite the learning process and offers an experiential showcase demonstrating various use cases of Narrowband-IoT, such as smart lighting, parking monitoring, smoke alarms, and more.

Whether you are a business owner or developer/solution provider, register your interest today to test and validate your applications at our advanced lab.


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