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P1 aims for 80 percent coverage in Kota Kinabalu

AvantiKumar | July 18, 2012
Malaysian WiMAX firm P1 opens up broadband services in Sabah, Malaysia, and targets to provide services for 80 percent of households in urban Kota Kinabalu by the end of 2012.

P1 in Sabah

PHOTO - A P1 employee (on the right) gives goodie bag to guest at launch in Sabah, Malaysia.

Malaysian WiMAX provider Packet One Networks (P1) has launched its broadband services in Sabah, Malaysia, and intends to provide coverage to 80 percent of households in Kota Kinabalu by the end of 2012.

Speaking in Kota Kinabalu on 12 July 2012, P1 chief executive officer Michael Lai said the company is continuing an aggressive network deployment plan following an announcement earlier this year that it would commit RM30 million [US$9.42 million] to provide East Malaysians with 4G broadband services.

Lai said the company's first phase is focused on Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, and Tawau. "We are truly excited to be able to serve high speed broadband services to East Malaysians. 4G broadband technology brings the Internet superhighway to the people. With our plug and play broadband services, you can do away with wires and the hassle of installation, plus it has the added advantage of being nomadic even for fixed-wireless home access. 

"P1 will start by offering its staple ForHome fixed-wireless broadband plan, which recently won the company the honour of being the 'Best Home Wireless Broadband Provider' at GoMobile Operators Awards 2012," he said, adding that P1's fixed-wireless broadband services provided many benefits including speed, ease-of-use and convenience.

"Residents of Kota Kinabalu who are interested in finding out more and experiencing P1 broadband service can visit P1's first centre at Lintas Square, which officially opened on 11 July," said P1 channel sales director, Derek Chee. "Another P1 centre will soon be opened in December to serve Kota Kinabalu residents."


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