Packet One calls for more spectrum

12 May 2011

Malaysian WiMAX provider Packet One Networks (P1) has claimed that it urgently needs additional spectrum in order to meet increasing demand for its services. According to The Star Online, P1 last month reportedly contacted the country’s telecoms regulator, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to request extra frequencies, and it is understood the operator hopes to bag a further 30MHz in the 2300MHz band. With P1 already having been allocated a 30MHz block in the aforementioned band, it claims that the extra spectrum would ensure that there are no problems in expanding its services to new regions. Further, the report also claims that P1 is keen to double the capacity of the 20MHz block of spectrum in the 2600MHz band that it was allocated by the regulator in October 2010.