KUALA LUMPUR, 14 APRIL 2009 -- A revolutionary USB WiMAX modem, WiGGY, will deliver a new level of on-the-go broadband, according to Malaysian WiMAX telco Packet One Networks (Malaysia) (P1).
WiGGY is designed specifically to meet the needs of demanding next generation Internet users who want reliable high-speed upload and download speeds that are able to cater for an emerging trend where people are uploading as much content as they are downloading, said P1 chief executive officer Michael Lai.
He said WiGGY incorporated two antennas to deliver a boost in broadband performance while other on-the-go devices currently available only have a single antenna. In addition, WiGGY was developed from the ground-up, in-house by Green Packet P1's parent company to meet P1's stringent performance criteria ensuring that the advanced device is completely optimised for best use in the rapidly growing P1 WiMAX coverage area.
WiGGY delivers faster access to the Internet with advanced smart antenna technology incorporating MIMO [multiple in multiple out] capabilities, said Lai. MIMO enables better performance through the use of multiple antennas within a single device. The multiple antenna array allows data to be uploaded and downloaded simultaneously for an immensely superior broadband performance.
Since the launch of P1 WiMAX in August 2008, the service is now available in many areas of the Klang Valley, and selected areas in Johor, Kedah and most recently, Penang, as of 2 April.
Still on track in 2009
Chip manufacturer Intel head of marketing and consumer sales, Southeast Asia, Ajay Mathur, said: Intel is pleased to have played a role in helping advance the broadband ecosystem in Malaysia by collaborating with P1 to launch WiGGY. Intel's processor technologies such as the Intel Centrino2 processor technology for notebooks and Atom processor for netbooks will augment WiGGY's launch and demonstrate the expansive usage model that consumers can experience when they are accessing the Internet on the go using their Intel-based mobile computing devices.
P1's Lai said WiGGY would be offered at attractive prices and packages, making cutting edge technology available to more Malaysians. A standard package that offered speeds up to 10Mbps (megabits per second) would start from RM149 (US$41.34) per month for a 12-month contract.
We've listened very closely to feedback from our customers and we've done our homework developing this device, said P1's Lai. WiGGY's launch also represents another major milestone in P1's pursuit to cover more than 35 per cent of West Malaysia with P1 WiMAX broadband within 2009.
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