16 October 2023, George Town – Digital Penang and Maxis have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the digital & technology ecosystem space in Penang’s Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) segment.
Digital Penang will be playing the pivotal role of fostering connections within Maxis and the Creative Digital District Community, facilitating MSMEs in their digital transformation journey, and empowering entrepreneurs through training initiatives. Maxis will leverage Maxis Business’ digital solutions, 5G Mobile, and fibre connectivity services to support MSMEs in Penang to increase digital adoption.
“This partnership with Maxis is a milestone in our journey towards transforming Penang into a digital technology hub. The Penang State Government is committed to lifting our communities and ensuring our MSMEs stay competent in this digital age. It is aligned with the Penang2030 vision and the Digital Transformation Master Plan,” said YB Zairil Khir Johari, Penang EXCO Infrastructure, Transport and Digital Development who is also the board director of Digital Penang.
Ts. Ng Kwang Ming, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Penang highlighted that this partnership is timely. “We are working with communities to increase awareness on the value and benefits of digitalisation. This includes MSMEs to increase their online presence and extend their business reach beyond Penang’s borders,” said Ts. Ng.
“Maxis is committed to empower Malaysian MSME businesses with digital enablers to participate in the new age digital economy. Our partnership with Digital Penang is a significant milestone that underscores our dedication to fostering MSME growth in Penang, enabling them to thrive in the digital era while remaining competitive,” said Prateek Pashine, Maxis Chief Enterprise Business Officer.