P1 WiMAX launches in Johor

1 Dec 2008

Packet One Networks (P1) has announced that its WiMAX-based broadband services have been launched in the Johor region, its first region of operation outside of the Klang Valley state, the Star Online is reporting. P1 chief executive offer Michael Lai has also reiterated plans for the operator’s rollout of WiMAX services, stating, ‘P1 will expand the coverage of P1 WiMAX to Skudai, Batu Pahat, Muar, Segamat and Kluang by the end of 2009 and Yong Peng in 2010. P1 expects to cover at least 70% of the population in Johor Baru by the end of next year and 30% of the Malaysian population by mid-2009.’ According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, P1 launched its WiMAX network using the 2.3GHz band in August 2008 in the Klang Valley, and the company expects to have 600 base stations in operation by the end of 2008.