KUALA LUMPUR, 25 NOVERMBER 2008 - Malaysian WiMAX firm Packet One (P1) and Internet firm eBay have launched new initiatives to help Malaysian entrepreneurs use high-speed Internet to conduct e-commerce.
Chief executive of P1, Michael Lai, said that the first joint initiative is the Wireless@KL e-Commerce Month, where certified eBay Education Specialists are offering free training workshops on how to leverage the eBay global marketplace and make their products available to 85.7 million users worldwide, with just a laptop and internet connection.
The eight workshops are currently being held at popular Wireless@KL locations in the city centre over four weeks. said Lai. The final two sessions will be held on 3 and 6 December 2008 at The Apartment, Suria KLCC Shopping Mall.
KL Wireless Metropolitan Project, Wireless@KL (www.wirelesskl.com), is one of the pioneer projects initiated by city council Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) and government regulator Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), under the 'Klang Valley Broadband Push' (KVB90) to transform Kuala Lumpur into a wireless city.
A joint mission for all Malaysians
Both eBay and P1 share a mission to improve the quality of life for all Malaysians. A great way to do this is through educating them about business opportunities available on the internet and providing the platform and necessary tools to take the advantage of these opportunities, said Lai.
More than 100,000 new members have registered on eBay.com.my since November last year, which indicates that more Malaysians are becoming comfortable with trading online and are tapping on the boundless opportunities that eBay provides, said eBay director Allis Ghim. We are pleased to work with P1 to continue to promote and enable e-commerce for Malaysian users and are confident that they will benefit from the speed and convenience of WiMAX broadband to launch their eBay business.
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