Gamuda Land, Maxis building 5G township in Malaysia

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Gamuda Land and Maxis have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in relation to building Malaysia’s first Maxis-delivered 5G township for Gamuda Cove, when 5G is eventually launched in the country.

The partnership will also see both parties exploring smart city and smart retailing solutions across all Gamuda Land townships in Malaysia.

Gamuda Land will also be working with Maxis to fibre up parts of Gamuda Cove with its high-speed broadband connectivity, opening up even more possibilities for digital services for the township’s community as well as businesses.

“This MOU is a crucial step for us towards developing smart sustainable city in Gamuda Land townships,” said Ngan Chee Meng, CEO of Gamuda Land. “It is about smart planning ahead and visualising long-term growth for our townships.”

The partnership comes on the back of a previous collaboration in 2018 where Maxis provided a customised MaxisOne Home fibre plan for Gamuda Land’s twentyfive.7 township in Kota Kemuning. 

Last March, Maxis was the first to commence 5G live trials in Malaysia to provide a deeper analysis of 5G characteristics, including the use of spectrum in higher bands, co-existence with current services, as well as use cases such as Gigabit high speed Mobile Internet and Ultra High-Definition VR applications. 

Gamuda Cove is Gamuda Land’s latest township development located in the Southern Klang Valley — along the Elite Highway, opposite Cyberjaya and near Kuala Lumpur International Airport. 

According to Gamuda Land, the 1,530-acre township is poised to be Malaysia’s first nature inspired smart city with the inclusion of smart transit system, seamless mobility planning and sustainable landscaping that creates a healthy ecosystem for the community. 

Comprising more than 20,000 residential units upon full completion, Gamuda Cove is envisioned as a holistic township with residential, commercial, wellness, entertainment and educational components.