09 January 2009


KUALA LUMPUR - Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (P1), Malaysia’s first WiMAX telco and subsidiary of Green Packet Berhad, has initiated step further in taking care of its customers’ needs. As a strong believer in giving broadband users exactly what they want, besides organizing floor discussions with its existing subscribers and inviting feedback to be submitted via its website, www.p1.com.my, the company is now giving all Malaysians an opportunity to vote for P1 W1MAX broadband coverage in their areas.

This way, the most eager and zealous communities who desire the preferred broadband choice, and are no longer content with being left behind in the broadband bandwagon, will be able to jump ahead of P1’s master rollout schedule and get their P1 W1MAX broadband service sooner.

"While we believe that a strategic, well-thought coverage roll-out plan is important to the business, we can’t help but be touched by the enthusiasm of so many people who write to us, eagerly wanting P1 W1MAX broadband in their respective areas", says P1’s CEO, Michael Lai.

"We believe that our customers should be involved in the development of the company and our business, which is why we have come up with the voting feature on our website to speed up the roll out process in the most popular areas. We also believe that Malaysians do not want to be left behind, and want their broadband services now," he said.

"Broadband is an essential facet of a nation’s economy – look at where some of the region’s most developed nations such as South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong are today. Their household broadband penetration rates of over 97%, 89% and 86% respectively* shows us that being developed is more than just having world-class buildings, but also having the infrastructure to empower their residents to be more productive and efficient. We have the Malaysian Government to thank as well for the mandate to achieve a 50% broadband penetration by 2010 – needless to say we as a nation will certainly have much to gain, by striving towards that objective," concluded Lai.

Voting for your area is simple – go to www.p1.com.my/vote then either drag and drop your area in the preferred sites box or register a new area if it is not already listed on the website.

Since the launch of P1 W1MAX last August, the service is now available in selected parts of the Klang Valley, Johor and Kedah. The latest areas to have P1 W1MAX coverage this week include parts of Overseas Union Garden (more commonly known as OUG, in Old Klang Road), Bandar Kinrara, Kota Damansara and Shah Alam. Detailed P1 W1MAX coverage information can be obtained at www.p1.com.my.

Vote for change, by bringing P1 W1MAX to your community – now!

* Based on Q2 2008 Point Topic figures,

About WiMAX

WiMAX is an abbreviation of Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access by the WiMAX Forum. It is a standard-based technology enabling delivery of last mile wireless broadband access as an alternative to cable and DSL. It is expected to enable quad play (voice, video, internet and mobility).

WiMAX enables deliverables of bandwidth between two points or between a point to multipoint to customer. The usage of WiMAX requires certain bandwidth of spectrum to be allocated to the service provider, in accordance to the channeling plan approved and published by MCMC.

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About Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

P1, the first Malaysian WiMAX converged telecommunications company; is the next generation broadband provider that innovates technology, products and services to advance the way people work, live, learn and play. It brings the future to present by offering one-stop cost effective data, voice, video and other value-added services for all communication needs. Customer-centric innovation has led it to become the preferred solutions provider of mobile broadband networks for mobile enterprises, SOHO and residential users.

Click here to find out more information on P1.

About Green Packet Berhad (Green Packet)

Green Packet is a leading global developer of Next Generation Mobile Broadband Networking Solutions. Green Packet’s mission is to provide a seamless and unified platform for the delivery of user centric multimedia communication and services regardless of the nature and availability of the backbone infrastructure.

Click here to find out more information on Green Packet.