Green Packet targets Middle East and Taiwan WiMAX contracts

17 Feb 2009

Bernama is reporting that Malaysian company Green Packet, which offers WiMAX services in its home country through its subsidiary Packet One Networks, is hoping to secure two WiMAX contracts before the end of March. Whilst no financial details of either deal have been announced, Green Packet has revealed that they relate to operations in the Middle East and Taiwan. Green Packet has announced that its WiMAX coverage in Malaysia has reached 15% of the population, with 220 base stations in operation. The operator plans to reach 40% coverage by the end of 2009, with base stations set to rise to 700 following a USD72 million deal with Alcatel-Lucent. A further 300 sites are expected to be installed in 2010 as part of the second phase of deployment, with Green Packet aiming to award that contract by the end of March this year. It expects subscribers to reach 250,000 subscribers by the end of 2009.