Maxis has been chosen by integrated water supply firm Ranhill SAJ Sdn Bhd (Ranhill) as its voice and cloud connection provider, accelerating its quest to be the No. 1 converged ICT solutions provider for enterprises. Maxis will support Ranhill's digitisation journey by leveraging its vast converged solution products and capabilities portfolio.
With its industry-leading next-generation enterprise-grade network, Maxis will be connecting 77 of Ranhill’s sites across Johor including their headquarters and water treatment plants through its Managed Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN). With the latest applications, higher bandwidth and a resilient network will also enhance Ranhill’s workforce management capabilities. They will then have real-time visibility of their data and be able to make decisions to increase productivity and efficiency of their 2,000 employees.
Maxis' Managed Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) will connect 77 of Ranhill's sites across Johor, including their headquarters and water treatment plants, with its industry-leading next-generation enterprise-grade network. Ranhill's workforce management capabilities will be enhanced with the latest apps, higher bandwidth, and a more resilient network. They'll be able to see their data in real time and make decisions to boost the productivity and efficiency of their 2,000 employees.
“We are pleased to be selected by Ranhill as their connectivity, voice and cloud solutions provider. Through our unique capabilities and experience, we are able to offer Ranhill a fully managed service portfolio from onboarding right up to 24/7 support with greater cost effectiveness and flexibility. As their partner, we want to ensure that their connectivity needs are met so that they can operate efficiently and have the peace of mind of being well prepared for their digital transformation journey and to Always Be Ahead in a changing world,” said Paul McManus, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Maxis.
“Selecting Maxis as our service provider and partner is an integral step to realising our vision of becoming a world-class water utility company. By connecting all our sites with the latest technology from Maxis, we will be better equipped to support the people of Johor through efficient management of quality water supply. We now have the necessary infrastructure and platform to unlock the benefits of digitalisation as part of our on-going effort to further enhance customer experience,” said Nor Ifuan Md Nor, Chief Executive Officer, Ranhill SAJ.
Managed SD-WAN Connectivity Services
Maxis' managed SD-WAN services are based on Cisco Meraki technology and greatly simplify operational chores such as configuration, management, and maintenance. SD-WAN offers substantial advantages as businesses strive to become more flexible through automation and intelligence. They will have access to a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective converged connectivity solution. SD-built-in WAN's security also enables safe end-to-end communications and the application of security controls across the network.
"Connectivity has always been important but even more so today, as more customers are using multi-cloud environments, and this continues to increase. Together with Maxis, Cisco is proud to be providing Ranhill with secure and optimised access to business-critical resources. This partnership speaks volumes on how we are able to come together to deliver a solution to Ranhill that will allow secure and optimal access to workloads. Through this collaboration, customers can securely connect to the cloud with the signature simplicity they have come to expect from Cisco Meraki,” said Vicki Batka, Vice President of Asia Pacific, Japan & China Partner Sales, Cisco.
Future Opportunities in the Pipeline
In addition to boosting Ranhill’s fixed and wireless connectivity, Maxis is also able to address their voice communications needs. Prior to this deployment, Ranhill had various challenges in getting high quality voice services, particularly at their rural sites. With Maxis’ superior voice solutions now extended to the underserved areas of Ranhill, their customers and employees gain access to seamless voice services.
Maxis and Ranhill are also exploring collaboration in the future for initiatives related to Internet of Things (IoT), cloud services and cybersecurity. This will be part of Ranhill’s next phase of digitalisation in their organisation.