Malaysian WiMAX operator Packet One Networks (P1) has revealed plans to launch fixed line fibre-optic based broadband services as part of its ‘P1 2.0 Evolution Plan’, unveiled today. With the operator saying it expects to spend MYR750 million and MYR900 million (USD247 million to USD297 million) over a three-year period, with MYR250 million expected to be invested in 2012. Alongside the inauguration of fixed broadband services, P1 has also reportedly outlined plans to upgrade its wireless broadband network with Time Division Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) technology by mid-2013.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, P1 launched commercial WiMAX services in the Klang Valley on 1 August 2008. At December 2011 its subscriber base had increased to 388,000, up from 274,000 a year earlier.