Malaysia’s first MEC solution comes from Maxis and HPE collaboration

Malaysia’s first MEC solution comes from Maxis and HPE collaboration

Maxis and Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a claimed first for Malaysia: an ultra-low latency multi-access edge computing (MEC) solution for enterprise customers.

With latencies in the single-digit milliseconds, Maxis is developing several MEC use cases leveraging the Maxis Programmable Network (MPN) technologies, cloud, IoT & smart solutions with potential use cases including smart surveillance for high definition (HD) video security cameras and wearables requiring real-time analytics, facial and object recognition.

IoT is one of the key use cases for MEC that extends cloud computing capabilities to the edge of the radio access network, providing real-time, high-bandwidth, low latency access to radio network resources. For real-time applications, MEC solutions are an important enabler through the ability to provide cloud platform and gateway services at the edge network, executives say.

“As the nation’s leading converged solutions provider, we are excited to be the first to bring MEC to Malaysia to empower our Rangkaian 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,” says Paul McManus, chief enterprise business officer for Maxis.

Edge computing offers real-time data processing with faster response and lower latency to make mission-critical applications more efficient. The collaboration of Maxis and Hewlett Packard Enterprise brings, as claimed, an “ultra-low latency” multiple access edge computing solutions to operate on time-critical edge applications such as data analytics, automation, and smart connectivity.

“HPE is very excited to be able to kick off this collaboration with Maxis to push the boundaries of digital connectivity in the country. 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,” said Robert Lye, Managing Director of HPE Malaysia.

Integration of the HPE and Saguna vEdge+ platform into the Maxis MEC trial use cases features microservice architecture and data processing acceleration technologies that support multiple access technologies for heterogeneous networks such as 4G, 5G, and Wi-Fi wireless communication.

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