Maxis has exclusively partnered with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) to connect students in 13 campuses nationwide to Maxis' WiFi services. Additionally, free WiFi has also been installed on selected UKM buses. The collaboration also covers student development initiatives, such as student entrepreneurship programmes, internship opportunities at Maxis and leadership talks by Maxis' senior management. Maxis declined to reveal the monetary value of the partnership.
UKM vice chancellor Tan Sri Noor Azlan Ghazali said the university is intent on producing a digital generation that welcomes ICT technologies in all activities, such as learning, teaching and research, reported The Star.
“Global competition has become very challenging. The existence of new technologies is a sign that our way of life has changed and is impacted by technological advances. For UKM, this progress is an opportunity for a university to explore new knowledge effectively when using these technologies," he added, according to the press statement.
Shanti Jusnita Johari, Maxis’ head of enterprise product, said the collaboration was the right move as the company is also undergoing digitalisation. She added that Maxis sees education as a critical sector where access to communications and advanced technology can play a crucial role in driving excellence.