Digital Penang and Maxis inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the digital and technology ecosystem space in Penang’s Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSME) segment today (Oct 16).
Penang infrastructure, transport and digital development exco Zairil Khir Johari, who is also Digital Penang board of director said this partnership with Maxis is a milestone in the state’s 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 Penang 2030 vision and the Digital Transformation Master Plan,” he said in a statement.
Digital Penang chief executive officer Ng Kwang Ming added: “The partnership is timely as 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.”
The collaboration, which is to support the Penang’s vision to become a family-focused, green, and smart state by 2030, will see Digital Penang connecting Maxis and the creative digital district community as well facilitating MSMEs in their digital transformation journey.
Maxis, as the leading integrated solutions provider, will leverage Maxis Business’ digital solutions, 5G Mobile, and fibre connectivity services to support MSMEs in Penang to increase digital adoption.
In addition, Maxis will provide opportunities for business owners, especially those from the B40 segment, to upskill or reskill through its community programme, eKelas Usahawan.
Meanwhile, Maxis chief enterprise business officer Prateek Pashine said 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.”