We have been talking about mobile networks so far and have yet to mentioned anything about WiMAX in Malaysia. WiMAX is a new telecommunication technology that would bring broadband to greater heights compared to what Malaysia is having at the moment.
To date, the WiMAX licenses in Malaysia have been awared to only a handful of companies but so far we have yet to seen anything out from them. Fortunately however, there’s one which is closer to reality and that company is Green Packet which has been rebranded recently.
Currently, Green Packet’s commercial broadband arm Packet 1 is showing something tangable which gives some assurance that they are ready to launch. During the WCIT 2008, they have showcased their WiMAX modem which was designed and made in house by Green Packet.
Originally Packet 1’s WiMAX was scheduled to be launched in mid 2008 but now this has been delayed towards the end of 2008. This however isn’t the end of the journey.
Althought Packet 1’s WiMAX is not officially launched, it seems that they are having a different approach on launching its services. Currently they are doing a Trial Programme where residents at selected areas of Kuala Lumpur are able to try WiMAX for free.
Their WiMAX official site at http://www.p1w1max.com.my indicates that the trial programme is open to those who are residing at:
- Subang Jaya
- USJ1 & USJ2
So those staying at the above areas, please do try signing up and let us know your findings.