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Friday, March 28, 2014

TM Buy P1

27 Jamadil Awal 1435

TELEKOM Malaysia Bhd (TM) is poised to go big in “superfast” fourth generation (4G) broadband services once it concludes the deal to buy 57 per cent of Packet One Networks Sdn Bhd (P1)
30MHz in the 2.3 Gigahertz (GHz) band (currently utilised for its Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, or WiMAX, rollout)
for RM350 million.

Analysts pointed out that P1 is a high-speed Internet network infrastructure provider now migrating to LTE (Long Term Evolution), which is a globally accepted 4G wireless standard.

It has 449,000 broadband subscribers, 1,908 sites and more importantly, a 20 megahertz (MHz) Time Division Duplex (TDD) block in the 2.6GHz  spectrum band (core band for 4G in Malaysia) and
WiMAX is standard network technology supporting long-distance wireless broadband.
TM is in the midst of migrating its CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) technology to 4G LTE.

Read more: TM gains control of P1 - Today's Paper - New Straits Times