Many of Malaysia’s mobile Internet service providers often claim that their service offers unrivalled speeds with an affordable price to match. However, just how far would these companies back their claims up? Maxis is taking that to another level, by putting a human life on the line through various speed tests.
Through a series of three videos, Maxis has put its money where their mouth is by showcasing its network capabilities from three different categories, namely download speeds, loading time for webpages, and YouTube video buffering. To do this, Chief Technology Officer of Maxis, Morten Bangsgaard has offered to risk his life for the company.
In the videos, Bangsgaard finds himself in life-threatening situations, where he can only be saved via Maxis’ new and improved mobile Internet network. In one instance, Bangsgaard finds himself face to face with a tiger in an enclosed cage with his life hanging in the hands of Maxis’s download speed. In another, a spinning saw threatens to rip him to shreds if a YouTube video keeps buffering. Lastly, Maxis’ brave CTO drives a drag-racing car into a wall…unless Facebook loads in time.
Although it goes without saying that all three videos are conducted in highly-controlled environments, the premise of the video is clear: to showcase Maxis’s network speeds.
We won’t be going out and say these videos are definitely the same in real life, as everyone should be aware that mobile Internet speeds are hugely dependent on one’s location, but the videos are definitely nails it in entertainment value – even if there are some inconsistencies in them.