2 March 2009

CEO says new products along with more contest and promotions to come as P1 aids nation to bridge the digital divide

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s first WiMAX telco with the widest network coverage today revealed the winners of its subscription drive contest that was held from 1 December 2008 to 1 February 2009.

The contest offered round trip tickets to Bali for two and was organized as an incentive for early adopters of P1 W1MAX high-speed, high-performance wireless internet service.

"We always want the best for our customers. These early adopters believed in P1 and WiMAX technology. They’ve supported us from the beginning and we’re delighted to be able to meet their needs for a high-performance, hassle-free wireless internet access. Naturally, their faith in the technology and the brand is to be rewarded and that’s the motivation for this contest", explained Michael Lai, chief executive officer, P1.

As part of a continuous customer acquisition and retention program, P1 plans to organize many more contest and promotion programs in the months to come. The activities are to coincide with P1’s commitment to realize the nation’s aspiration of providing broadband for all. P1 aims to achieve this with innovative and relevant product launches scheduled throughout the year.

"We are committed to aid the nation in closing its digital divide. As a brand, P1 wants to make access to the internet via a ubiquitous, high-speed broadband network a right, not a privilege. Broadband is for all."

"Our customers are the driving force behind our innovation and performance, and as we launch new products this year, our customers can look forward to more incentive programs that rewards them for their support and loyalty. Finally, I would like to personally thank each of the contest participants for believing in the performance and ease of use that P1 W1MAX offers," Michael concluded.

The contest was open to all new P1 W1MAX subscribers from 1 December 2008 to 1 February 2009 and required participants to P1 related questions. Participants with the correct answers then went through a random computerized selection process of which the nine winners were selected.

The winners are:

  1. Mr. Yoon Lai Chong from Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
  2. Mr. Mahendran Murasahib from Damansara Damai, Petaling Jaya
  3. Cik Iffa Isla binti Ab Majid from Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
  4. Kee Lee Fong from Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor
  5. Hisam bin Abdul Hamid from Skudai, Johor
  6. Zanariah Mohammad from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  7. Muhammad Ayob Ya’acob from Alor Setar, Kedah
  8. Radzuan bin Omar from Shah Alam, Selangor
  9. Ranjini a/p Jayakumar from Prima Damansara, Petaling Jaya

En. Radzuan bin Omar, who runs his own business in Selangor, was surprised when he received a call from P1 and was told that he had won the Bali contest. "I am happy as I have never won anything before. The Bali prize came in the nick of time as I was planning to go on holiday this March."

"I hardly take part in contests, so when I heard I had won a lucky draw, I was delighted, I couldn’t believe it. I will be taking my wife with me on the trip, and this will be our second time there. We will probably go in the middle of the year," said Mr. Yoon Lai Chong.

Since the launch of P1 W1MAX in August 2008, the service is now available in many areas of the Klang Valley, and selected areas in Johor, Kedah and Penang.

The latest areas to have P1 W1MAX coverage this week include Pandan Indah, Pandan Jaya in Cheras, Kota Kemuning, Damansara Heights, PJU7 Mutiara Damansara, Dato Keramat, Taman Bakti, and Seksyen 7, 24 & 33 in Shah Alam. Log on to or call 1700 77 1700 to get the latest update on P1 W1MAX coverage areas and on the current P1 W1MAX subscription plans and reseller locations.

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.

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