Maxis 4G LTE is Ready, Not Support iPhone 5

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iPhone 5 LTE(Image credit: Technobuffalo)

Maxis has announced that it is all set to launch Maxis 4G LTE service in Malaysia following the allocation of the 2600 MHz spectrum band for 4G LTE by MCMC (Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission).

Please note that 2600 MHz spectrum band is not supported by Apple iPhone 5, which will be launched in Malaysia on Dec 14, 2012.

There are so many different LTE bands used in different countries by different telcos. iPhone 5 has 3 variants models to support many LTE bands: 1(2100 MHz) , 3(1800 MHz), 4(AWS), 5(850 MHz), 13(700c MHz), 17(700b MHz), 25(1900 MHz), but Band 7(2600 MHz) is not in the list.

Apple made an iPhone supported LTE networks page to help you to see if iPhone 5 works with LTE networks in your country. Malaysia is not in the list, yet.

Your new Maxis iPhone 5 cannot use Maxis 4G LTE network. It’s ironic. To be fair, none of the Malaysian telcos’ LTE network supported by iPhone 5. They are all using 2600 MHz. Blame MCMC?

We were hoping that MCMC, like what Singapore did, release license for LTE Band 3(1800 MHz) in addition to Band 7(2600 MHz). We are still waiting…

Currently, only Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 in Malaysia supports LTE frequency 2600 MHz.

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5 Responses to Maxis 4G LTE is Ready, Not Support iPhone 5

  1. Guess Work Alfred December 15, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    Great. Nokia Lumia 920 , here I come.

  2. Ahmad Syazli December 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    I’ve bought samsung galaxy S3 LTE Version from Singapore. It supports both 2600mhz and 1800Mhz. Just waiting for LTE service to be launch next year.

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