Kuala Lumpur will be Wireless City starting next year


Yesterday, I am reading one interesting article in local daily, NST, with this head lines ” KUALA LUMPUR: Good news for KLites: limited wireless broadband access will be a thing of the past this time next year.” Mark our calender. This definitely will create a buzz for all broadband communities in Malaysia especially in Kuala Lumpur.

It says “By September, they will be able to enjoy wireless broadband Internet access anytime, anywhere in the city without having to be near a hotspot; and for free, too, thanks to the KL Wireless Metropolitan Project, or “wireless@kl”.

 

From left: MCMC chairman Datuk Dr Shafie Halim, KL mayor Datuk Abdul
Hakim Borhan and Lai at the signing ceremony.

“The project is one of the pioneer projects under the ‘Klang Valley Broadband Push’ (KVB90) to transform Kuala Lumpur into a wireless city with WiMax-based broadband,” said Datuk Bandar Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan at the memorandum of understanding signing ceremony yesterday.

Read from the source: The News Straits Time Online

Right now, Packet One Networks a subsidiary of Green Packet Bhd, is busy installing WiMAX base stations in the Klang Valley and is conducting tests on its coming wireless broadband service for this wireless@KL project.

Michael Lai, CEO of Green Packet International Sdn Bhd, said the tests are a prelude to a beta trial and subsequent commercial launch slated for January and June respectively.
WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a wireless digital communications system that is intended for wireless broadband access at up to 10Mbps (megabits per second) that promises to blanket a bigger area; up to 50km radius from a single base station.

Packet One is one of four WiMAX operators licensed by industry regulator, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). The others are Bizsurf, Asiaspace Dotcom and Redtone-CNX Broadband. Lai said the licensees are required by MCMC to roll out WiMAX services to 25% of the population in the areas given to them by the end of next year. They should be providing 100% coverage by 2010.

In addition, the licence holders must offer at least 1Mbps connection speed; provide affordable services; and invest between RM250mil and RM300mil during the first three years of the implementation.

As a consumer I most welcome all the providers of this broadband services and we will gain with their competitions.

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5 Comments so far

  1. haris on December 23rd, 2007

    Salam,

    Saudara Rosli..kalau saya nk mintak tolong terjemah apa2 ayat BM ke BI boleh kan? 🙂

  2. roslimh on December 23rd, 2007

    @haris

    I will try my level best to help you in this area.

  3. […] help P1 in its WiMAX service capital expenditure over the next four years in Kuala Lumpur for the Kuala Lumpur Wireless City […]

  4. LOL! Wonderful show!! I love this show so much!

  5. Craig Bush on February 15th, 2010

    Thanks for letting me know about this!

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