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Malaysia’s national car maker Proton will partner with Maxis to deploy a 5G use case comprising multiple converged solutions to power up its Tanjung Malim plant, with network installations beginning October. The partnership is part of Proton’s growth strategy in developing Proton City as a model smart city through state-of-the-art tools and systems, as well as Maxis’ commitment to delivering the best 5G innovation and solutions for enterprises.

The use case will rely on a purpose-built 5G network and Maxis will manage the end-to-end services for several IoT solutions at Proton’s manufacturing headquarters in Tanjung Malim, Perak. The solutions include smart security systems to track and ensure the security of cars that roll off the production line and an augmented reality/virtual reality remote support and maintenance system that enables Proton engineers to communicate with their international partners in real time, to troubleshoot technical issues and ensure production quality.

“As the nation’s premier automotive brand, Proton continues to look into emerging technologies that fit our tagline of Inspiring Connections to advance our expertise and deliver value to our customers. Implementing 5G tech at our main plant is an important step in our growth strategy. Through this strategic partnership with Maxis, we look forward to unlocking opportunities that can translate into enhanced security, a safer environment, improved efficiencies, and ultimately, build better quality cars,” said Dr Li Chunrong, chief executive officer of Proton.

“Maxis is proud to be selected as a technology partner to provide this important 5G use case for the nation’s pride of the automotive industry. This partnership with Proton for proof of concept is testament to our key role that we have been playing in fostering a digital ecosystem for industries through innovation. As Malaysia’s leading converged solutions provider, Maxis is committed to offering the best 5G innovation through our expertise and resources, to enable the nation to Always Be Ahead in this changing world,” said Gokhan Ogut, chief executive officer of Maxis.

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