Friday, February 11, 2011

Maxis to broaden mobile internet service, eyes healthcare, education

KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Bhd, which has evolved into an integrated communications provider, plans to broaden the range of services offered on mobile internet and is looking into the healthcare and education segments.

Its chief operating officer Jean-Pascal van Overbeke said on Friday, Feb 11'' that 'we want to aggregate these different industries and content for a single customer base'.

'The timing of this launch is perfect with the increasing number of mobile internet users in Malaysia. Half of Maxis; 13.5 million subscribers are mobile internet users,' he said at the launch of Maxis' mobile application that enables their subscribers to book movie tickets on-line from their mobile phones.

Maxis had tied up with Western Union last year to launch a mobile money transfer service, allowing its subscribers to send money to any of 200 locations worldwide.

'This is the start of more exciting things to come in relation to Maxis' lifestyle offering. Out ultimate aim is to deliver enriching life experiences to our customers on a seamless high-speed network,' Overbeke'' added.

Maxis vice president and head of products, devices and innovation T. Kugan said: 'We want to give the customers the best choice, by delivering exactly what they want. This is done by forming the relevant partnerships.'

The Maxis Movies Application was done in collaboration with Paypal, and is downloadable for iPhone, iPad and Android users.

Maxis had tied up Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd and TGV Cinemas Sdn Bhd to enable Maxis subscribers to book their cinema tickets on line and use PayPal as the payment gateway.

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