Packet One to extend WiMAX to Sarawak in early 2010

3 Jul 2009

Malaysian WiMAX provider Packet One Networks (P1) has revealed plans to extend its wireless broadband service to Sarawak early next year, Bernama is reporting. Citing comments from P1’s CEO, Michael Lai, the operator is understood to have targeted the state as a key market due to solid growth of broadband uptake in the region. ‘Sarawak grew its household broadband penetration from 9.7% in 2007 to 13.6% at the end of last year and aims to increase this further to 50% by 2010’, Mr Lai said. The executive also reiterated previous claims that P1 is on track to meet its target of covering 35% of the Malaysian population by the end of 2009, and said that it had begun offering its service in Ipoh, Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu.