Packet One Networks (P1) has selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy and manage a large-scale commercial WiMAX networks in the 2.3GHz spectrum band. The deal is valued at USD71 million for the first phase of deployment. Under the agreement, Alcatel-Lucent will supply P1, a subsidiary of Green Packet, with a complete WiMAX wireless broadband solution, including base stations, wireless access controllers, and an operation and maintenance centre. Alcatel-Lucent also will be responsible for designing, supplying, constructing, installing, testing, commissioning, integrating, optimising and maintaining P1’s WiMAX network.
Deployment is already underway in Klang Valley, Penang and Johor and will expand rapidly throughout West Malaysia. P1 plans to provide WiMAX coverage for 25% of the population by the end of 2008, 40% by the end of 2010 and 60% within five years.