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News in brief: Sept 14, 2022

14/09/2022 03:32 PM

MAXIS BHD’s 5G Alliance partners have expanded to 23 members with the addition of seven new partners namely Gamuda Land, Garuda Robotics, ITXOTIC, LinkUp Smart Solutions, NOKIA, NVIDIA and ZTE.

In a statement today, the mobile network operator said Maxis is working closely with its 5G Alliance partners on initiatives to create and commercialise 5G use cases and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions across industries in Malaysia and Asia-Pacific.

“At Maxis, we remain committed to bringing 5G to the nation and are excited to leverage the benefits that 5G will bring to businesses in strengthening Malaysia’s competitiveness in the region.

“Our 5G Alliance community is expected to continue growing as it is intended to be an open collaboration across all organisations to fast track the adoption and deployment of innovation,” chief executive officer Gokhan Ogut said.



BMW MALAYSIA has launched the newly enhanced BMW M850i xDrive Coupe MY Edition, featuring a distinct, new front profile and a suite of sporty design updates for both its exterior and interior as well as an expanded list of standard equipment.

In a statement today, it said exterior colour offerings for the New BMW M850i xDrive Coupe MY Edition included BMW Individual Frozen pure grey metallic and BMW Individual Frozen tanzanite blue metallic.

On the other hand, it said interior upholstery featured BMW Individual Extended Leather Trim “Merino” with colour offerings of black, cognac, ivory white, night blue, tartufo and fiona red.

The recommended retail pricing for the New BMW M850i xDrive Coupe MY Edition, on the road without insurance, is RM 1.1 million with BMW Service and Repair Inclusive as well as sales and service tax.



QOALA MALAYSIA, a startup in insurance technology (insurtech), has expanded its offerings with the launching of health insurance, complementing its existing insurance and takaful offerings for motor (car and motorcycle), personal accidents, property and travel.

Head of Qoala Malaysia Akash Sharma said the introduction of health insurance came at an opportune time on the back of Malaysia’s high medical inflation rate.

“Through our comprehensive list of offerings, we are now better geared to protecting customers from having to tap into their savings and retirement funds to cover unexpected expenses,” he said in a statement today.



H3C, an industry leader in the provision of digital solutions, presented its innovative digital transformation scenario-based digital solutions for Malaysian enterprises at the World Congress on Innovation and Technology (WCIT 2022).

In a statement today, it said the initiative aimed to promote the company’s continued effort to facilitate the digital technologies of Malaysian enterprises from diverse industries.

General manager Rockies Ma said the company is committed to help global digital transformation with solutions and looks forward to grow together with Malaysian partners and contribute to a bright future of digital transformation of enterprises in Malaysia.



PLENITUDE BHD has announced new housing project launches in Johor and Kedah for the financial year ending June 2023 which carried a gross development value (GDV) of RM508.8 million.

The property development, property investment and hospitality company said it also welcomed the Domitys brand from Europe under its hospitality division and invested RM15 million in renovations to carry out a complete redesign of the apartments and its clubhouse.

It added that as part of its expansion plans, Plenitude invested a total of RM136 million in Travelodge Honmachi Osaka, Japan, which is a 14-storey accommodation offering 138 rooms that is scheduled to open for business on September 28, 2022.




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