P1 W1MAX - Press Releases

6 April 2010

P1 subscribers can now make bill payments and sign-up for P1 W1MAX service at close to 600 Pos Malaysia outlets in Peninsular Malaysia. Officially announces Malaysia’s first WiMAX prepaid plan at the same event

KUALA LUMPUR - Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (“P1”), the world’s leading 2.3GHz 4G WiMAX broadband service provider together with Pos Malaysia Berhad (“Pos Malaysia”) today signed an agreement to enable bill payments for P1 W1MAX postpaid subscribers, new P1 W1MAX postpaid account registration as well as purchase of top-up credits for P1 W1GGY Prepaid at almost 600 Pos Malaysia outlets around Peninsular Malaysia, with immediate effect.

“P1’s mission is to provide Broadband for All. We’ve always believed that broadband should be a right and not a privilege, it should be a necessity and never a luxury. Pos Malaysia is a great partner in making P1 W1MAX accessible to as many Malaysians as possible through Pos Malaysia’s extensive network of outlets; and this extends our ability to serve our customers tremendously,” said Michael Lai, Chief Executive Officer of P1.

For new registrations of P1 W1MAX postpaid packages, Pos Malaysia outlets now offer P1 W1MAX Home Lite, Plus and Pro, the Office Premium and Standard packages as well as the P1 W1GGY packages. P1 W1GGY currently offers the highest capacity to the mobile broadband users. The packages are available at no contract with free device, priced at RM59, RM89 and RM129 for speeds up to 600kbps (8GB), 1.5Mbps (15GB) and 3Mbps (20GB) respectively.

“Pos Malaysia is proud to be a part of the P1 W1MAX Broadband for All revolution. We are pleased to offer these services for P1 customers and we Iook forward to collaborate further with P1 and making Pos Malaysia a hub for a multitude of P1 transactions,” said YBhg Dato’ Syed Faisal Albar Group Managing Director and CEO, Pos Malaysia Berhad.

In conjunction with the agreement signing, P1 also announced the availability of Malaysia’s first WiMAX prepaid package, the P1 W1GGY Prepaid. The P1 W1GGY Prepaid starter pack is priced at RM199 and includes Malaysia’s most advanced WiMAX USB modem with 4GB of data included.

P1 W1GGY Prepaid top-ups are currently available at RM20 for 500MB and RM50 for 2GB worth of data. Registration of W1GGY Prepaid can be done online at P1’s website.

In addition to paying their P1 W1MAX bills, P1’s W1GGY Prepaid customers can easily top-up their W1GGY Prepaid credit at Pos Malaysia outlets. To top-up W1GGY Prepaid, customers only need to walk into the nearest Pos Malaysia outlet, fill in top up form and get their prepaid receipt printed for them. P1 customers can also top –up at close to 11,000 e-Pay outlets, which includes most petrol stations and selected P1 resellers.

As part of the collaboration, Pos Malaysia will also accept cash bill payments for P1 W1MAX postpaid customers. To make the monthly bill payment process a breeze, P1 subscribers only need to bring their P1 W1MAX bill to any Pos Malaysia outlet within Peninsular Malaysia. Pos Malaysia will process the payment and this will be reflected in P1’s billing and payment system, under subscribers’ self-care account on the next working day. Currently Pos Malaysia only accepts cash payments for all P1 W1MAX transactions.

Lai explained that the above collaborations with Pos Malaysia are part of P1’s service excellence charter. He concluded that, “Our aim is to plant a smile on our customer’s face.”

About Pos Malaysia Berhad

Pos Malaysia Berhad is Malaysia’s premier physical communications provider. Pos Malaysia’s vast experience as well as its extensive network spanning across the country forms a solid backbone to support Pos Malaysia’s expansion and development strategy.

Pos Malaysia has a widespread network of 698 post offices all over the country in addition to our network of mini post offices, mobile post offices, postal agents and stamp agents, making it one of the most extensive retail network in Malaysia.

Pos Malaysia’s Strategic Business Units, aimed to provide quality, reliable, timely and innovative solutions to our customers, encompasses the following:
  • PosMel: Mail and postal services
  • PosLaju: Courier and express mail services
  • PosNiaga: Retail business services
Throughout the years, Pos Malaysia has grown from strength to strength and is progressing from being a mail and postal services provider towards becoming a dynamic physical communications provider. Moving forward, Pos Malaysia will continue to transform and innovate itself in order to maintain its relevance and competitive edge as well as continue to connect Malaysians with the rest of the world.

For further information about Pos Malaysia, please visit our website at www.pos.com.my or visit our nearest outlet at your convenience.

About Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (P1) is Malaysia’s first and leading WiMAX telecommunications company with the country’s widest WiMAX network.

P1 W1MAX represents the first large-scale commercial deployment of mobile WiMAX in Southeast Asia, and the first large-scale deployment of an 802.16e 2.3GHz WiMAX network outside Korea.

P1’s goal is to bridge the digital divide by making access to the internet universal, ubiquitous and affordable for every Malaysian. P1 hopes to play a major part in realizing the nation’s goal – to have 50% broadband penetration by 2010.

P1 is the winner of the Red Herring Asia’s Most Innovative Private Technology Company in 2008 and is listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as Malaysia’s first WiMAX telco (August 2008). In 2009, P1 bagged the MSC Malaysia APICTA Best of Start-Up Companies award.

For more information on P1, visit http://www.p1.com.my/.

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 channelling plan approved and published by MCMC.