28 November 2008

Johor, the first state out of Klang Valley to enjoy P1 W1MAX

JOHOR BAHRU - Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (P1), the first Malaysian WiMAX converged telco and subsidiary of Green Packet Berhad, has made its P1 W1MAX services available in Johor, the first state out of Klang Valley to enjoy such services.

This follows on its successful launch in Kuala Lumpur during August, and the announcement of P1 being a leading WiMAX provider for the Wireless@Penang initiative in September. Wireless Internet surfing via WiMAX is already available in selected parts of Johor Bahru and P1 will aggressively roll out their services to the rest of Johor throughout 2009 and 2010.

Areas in Johor covered by P1 W1MAX in today’s announcement include Johor Jaya, Taman Dato Onn Jaafar, Taman Desa Cemerlang, Tampoi, Taman Permas Jaya, Taman Pelangi, Taman Dato Onn, Taman Suria, Taman Perindustrian Plentong, Daiman 18 Golf Club, Taman Sentosa, Taman Desa Harmoni, Taman Pelangi Indah, Taman Maju Jaya, Tanjung Puteri, Persiaran Pantai, Taman Abad, Taman Redang, Taman Larkin, Taman Suria, Taman Desa Jaya, Kampung Mahmoddiah, Kampung Stulang Darat, Kampung Melayu Majidee, Pasir Gudang, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, Persiaran Molek Utama, Kawasan Perindustrian Pandan, Kawasan Perindustrian Tebrau Li, Taman Serene, Taman Date Penggawa Timur, Taman Perbadanan Islam and Kampung Ubi Kayu.

P1 will expand the coverage of P1 W1MAX to Skudai, Batu Pahat, Muar, Segamat and Kluang by the end of 2009, while Yong Peng will be covered by 2010.d

P1 W1MAX is now available for subscription starting at RM89 monthly for the 1.2Mbps package and RM199 for the 2.4Mbps package. And, for a limited time only, the RM999 modem will be given out free for every new subscriber.

"With this announcement today, P1 is taking the next step in expanding its WiMAX network nationwide, and committing itself to the wireless broadband state of Johor," CEO of P1, Michael Lai informed.

"We are committed to bring the benefits of WiMAX and broadband to the people, visitors and investors in Johor Bharu, as P1 has committed to cover at least 70% of the population here by the end of next year and 30% of Malaysian population by mid-2009," Lai added.

P1’s deployments of the iconic Wireless@KL (May 2008) and Wireless@Sunway (July 2008) are key initiatives that will bridge the digital divide for Malaysians, in line with the Government’s objective of raising broadband penetration to 50% by 2010. P1 has also announced that it will deploy P1 W1MAX in Penang beginning December 2008.

P1’s CEO Michael Lai said, "Broadband shouldn’t remain a privilege, and we believe that all Malaysians have the right to broadband and the Internet as today, information is the currency of the world. We are very pleased to see that our dream of connecting all Malaysians to the Internet is starting to come to life, as P1 W1MAX is not just about access it is about touching hearts, enriching lives and connecting humanity. At the end of the day, technology is not special, but life is."


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.

About Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

P1 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.

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About Packet One (P1)

P1, one of the first WiMAX telcos in the world, bridges humanity and technology to enrich lives. For more information on P1, visit