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10 December 2008

P1 W1MAX CONTINUES RAMPING UP COVERAGE IN THE KLANG VALLEY

KUALA LUMPUR - Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (P1), the first Malaysian WiMAX converged telco and subsidiary of Green Packet Berhad, has announced new areas of coverage in Klang Valley for its P1 W1MAX services. This follows closely on its 28 November announcement of P1 W1MAX’ availability in the state of Johor. P1 W1MAX was first launched in Kuala Lumpur back in August, and the announcement of P1 being a leading WiMAX provider for the Wireless@Penang initiative was made in September. P1 will cover Penang and additional areas in Johor beginning in 2009.

Areas in the Klang Valley covered by P1 W1MAX in today’s announcement include Taman Sentul Jaya, Taman Datuk Senu, Bandar Baru Sentul (all three in Sentul), Taman Air Panas and Danau Kota in Setapak, Taman Sri Rampai in Wangsa Maju, Taman Bukit Maluri, Bandar Menjalara, Subang Hi-Tech Park, Subang Jaya and Subang USJ.

Additional areas of coverage include Klang, namely Taman Bunga Melor, Taman Botanic, Bukit Tinggi, Taman Perindustrian Pandamaran, Taman Chi Liung, Jalan Bukit Kuda, Port Klang’s town centre, Taman Selatan, and Taman Emas.

Other areas with P1 W1MAX coverage in today’s announcement include SS3, Paramount Garden and Sungei Way SS9, all in Petaling Jaya, Bangsar’s Telawi area, Kampung Baru in Kuala Lumpur, selected parts of KL’s city centre including Jalan Chan Sow Lin and Jalan Peel, Taman Bamboo in Segambut, the Crystal Crown area in Jinjang and Taman Lawa, both in Jinjang.

P1 W1MAX’ promotional subscription starts at RM89 monthly for the 1.2Mbps package and RM199 for the 2.4Mbps package. For a limited time only, the RM999 modem will be given out free to every new subscriber.

For the promotional subscriptions above, customers can also sign up without paying a single sen, as the registration fee will be charged in the first monthly bill.

"Today’s announcement is a continuous and steady fulfillment of P1’s commitment in expanding the coverage of its WiMAX services nationwide, as we do our part in helping Malaysia reach 50% in broadband penetration by 2010," CEO of P1, Michael Lai informed.

"With the PIKOM PC Fair 2008 from 12 to 14 December in KL Convention Centre, and from 19 to 21 December in Johor Bharu, we’re continuing our series of roadshows in the new areas of coverage in order to go on the ground to educate consumers on the benefits and advantages of P1 W1MAX," Lai added.

P1 W1MAX is also being jointly promoted by Intel Malaysia, at the upcoming PIKOM PC Fair 2008 this weekend. Consumers who purchase Intel-powered desktops or notebooks powered by either Intel® Core™ i7 processor, Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processor, Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor, Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology or Intel® Centrino® processor technology and subscribe to P1 W1MAX, they would receive a complimentary three-month P1 W1MAX subscription and RM100 worth of gift items. Those who purchase a lower specification with the Intel Pentium® Dual Core processor would receive a free 1-month P1 W1MAX subscription. Buyers of these systems will be subject to additional terms and conditions, in order to be eligible for the complimentary P1 W1MAX packages.

For the latest roadshow locations and P1 W1MAX promotions, please surf the P1 website, www.p1.com.my or call P1’s Care Line at 1700 77 1700 (available daily from 8am to 11pm).

P1’s CEO Michael Lai said, "P1 W1MAX is not just about providing high-speed wireless broadband access, it is about touching hearts, connecting humanity and enriching lives. It’s about enhancing the economic status of the haves and the have-nots; it’s about connecting with your loved ones anywhere, anytime; it’s about remote healthcare through telemedicine; and it’s about fulfilling the quest for knowledge via distance learning. At the end of the day, technology is not special, 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 (P1)

P1, one of the first WiMAX telcos in the world, bridges humanity and technology to enrich lives. For more information on P1, visit www.p1.com.my.


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