Green Packet and TM mulling HSBB agreement

16 Aug 2011

Green Packet, the parent company of Malaysian WiMAX provider Packet One (P1) is reportedly in talks with fixed line incumbent Telekom Malaysia™ regarding the possibility of P1 offering High Speed Broadband (HSBB) services to its customers. According to local news source The Sun Daily, Green Packet managing director and CEO CC Puan has said that he hopes a memorandum of understanding between TM and P1 related to the latter offering HSBB products could be signed by the end of 2011.

The company meanwhile reiterated its intention to continue rolling out its own services in new regions, with Puan cited as saying that P1 was aiming to have deployed 1,600 base stations by the end of the 2011. As at end-June 2011 the operator said that it had 1,083 operational sites, with construction underway at a further 900. Such is the determination to meet its rollout target that in its financial documentation the company included a declaration by the rollout team which noted: ‘We, the project managers of the rollout team, hereby undertake the oath of persistence – to let nothing stop us from getting 1,600 sites this year.’