Asiaspace awards WiMAX contract to Huawei

19 Jun 2008

Asiaspace, one of four companies awarded 2.3GHz WiMAX spectrum in Malaysia, has contracted Huawei Technologies to supply an end-to-end WiMAX solution. ‘Huawei has exhibited total commitment to the project throughout our selection process, and the company has proven itself to be one of the leaders in this fast-developing technology,’ Asiaspace chairman Datuk Abdul Ghani Abdullah said in a statement yesterday. ‘We plan to spend about MYR500 million (USD153.7 million) over the next three to five years to roll out our wireless broadband service. We hope to become Malaysia’s top WiMAX player by 2012 in terms of revenue and number of subscribers,’ he added. Asiaspace expects to roll out its service in the third quarter of the year, covering 25% of the population in Peninsular Malaysia by year-end, and increasing this to 30% in 2009 before hitting 40% in 2010.

Malaysia, Huawei Technologies