Maxis and Huawei unveil first 5.5G technology trial in Malaysia and Southeast Asia


Today, Maxis and Huawei have successfully staged the first 5G-Advanced technology trial in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. The 5G-Advanced Trial Showcase included a live speed test to demonstrate 5G-Advanced's capabilities to achieve peak speeds of up to 8Gbps.

Compared to 5G, 5G-Advanced (aka 5.5G) offers up to 10 times improvement in speed, connected devices and latency. Held at KLCC The Place as the first avenue to host the trial, there are demonstration booths featuring interactive applications of the technology. This includes low latency live streaming of various KL city centre views, live 3D content, and augmented reality (AR) experiences.


5.5G's advanced capabilities aren't just for extremely fast internet speeds but also support other important sectors. For example, these capabilities will help facilitate the digital upgrade of core industries such as high-end manufacturing, automotive and smart transportation, and enable state-of-the-art visual communication through 3D and extended reality (XR). Additionally, 5G-Advanced will support the development of affordable Internet-of-Things solutions.

Following the event, the 5.5G trial will be showcased at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) on 26 - 29 February 2024 in Barcelona, Spain. The public can also visit the 5G-Advanced showcase at KLCC The Place today (3PM - 10PM) and tomorrow (23 Feb, 10AM - 10PM) to experience the 5.5G technology firsthand.