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21 April 2009

P1 – ASIA'S LEADING PRIVATE TECHNOLOGY VENTURE
Red Herring chose P1 over more than 900 other leading tech companies in the region.

KUALA LUMPUR - Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. ("P1") – Malaysia's first and leading WiMAX telco has notched another significant milestone by being the first Malaysian telco and WiMAX player to be announced as a groundbreaking innovator and a winner of the coveted Red Herring 100 Award – an independent selection of the 100 most innovative private technology companies based in Asia.

Red Herring is a global media company, which unites the world's best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums. It publishes a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service and technology newsletters and organizes major events for technology leaders around the globe. More information about Red Herring is available online at www.redherring.com.

In 2008 the Red Herring editorial board diligently surveyed the entrepreneurial scene throughout Asia and identified the top 100 out of over 1,000 closely evaluated companies that are leading the next wave of technology innovation.

The 100 winning companies have been announced at the Red Herring Asia event in Hong Kong, last December.

"This is an awesome achievement for P1. The award is recognition of our efforts in establishing P1 as a challenger, innovator and leader within the industry in a short time. As a young company, there's tremendous room to grow. We will have our sights set at earning the most important recognition of all – the trust of our customers," said Michael Lai, CEO of P1.

"Beyond this, P1 will continue in our pursuit to deliver Broadband for All through continuous innovation while at the same time advancing the broadband industry in Malaysia and beyond." Michael concluded.

Earlier this year, the CEOs of the winning start-ups presented their innovative ideas and technologies to an audience of leading entrepreneurs, financiers, and corporate strategists at the event at the Hong Kong JW Marriott Hotel.

Latest P1 W1MAX coverage areas this week: The latest areas to have P1 W1MAX coverage this week include Desa Sri Hartamas, Section 16, Universiti Malaya, areas in Kampung Tunku, areas in Seksyen 9, PJ New Town and areas in Titiwangsa. Detailed information on the latest coverage areas along with products and packages from P1 and reseller locations are available at www.p1.com.my.

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 most recently, Penang, as of 2 April, 2009.



About Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Packet One Networks (M) 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 listed in top 100 of Red Herring Asia Most-Promising Private Technology Ventures for 2008 and in the Malaysia Book of Records as Malaysia's first WiMAX telco (August 2008).

Click here to find out more information on P1.


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.

Click here to find out more information on WiMAX.

***P1, the P1 logo, P1 W1MAX and WIGGY are trademarks of Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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