MoBif iBursts onto the wireless broadband scene

23 Aug 2006

Malaysian ISP MoBif has launched trial wireless broadband services in the Klang Valley. The company says it hopes to offer services commercially by the end of the year and revealed plans to spend MYR100 million (USD27.2 million) to expand coverage to Johor Baru, Penang and parts of Kuching in Sarawak by 2008. The expansion is part of an MYR500 million five-year investment plan aimed at signing up a million wireless broadband users. The network is based on iBurst technology, an end-to-end IP system incorporating TDD technology and supporting PPPoE protocol, which is being rolled out by Kyocera of Japan. In its initial phase the network offers download speeds of up to 1Mbps with a range of between 8km and 13km, dependent on terrain, MoBif said.