Aircom Packs Into Malaysia

Aircom International selected to provide WiMAX network planning and optimization support to Packet One International across Malaysia

April 10, 2008

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SINGAPORE -- AIRCOMInternational, the leading independent mobile network planning andoptimisation consultancy, has been appointed by Malaysia's Packet OneInternational, to provide planning support to its WiMAX network. PacketOne has chosen AIRCOM's ASSET tool to help plan and optimise thenetwork, prior to a full roll out later in the year, making it one ofthe first to commercially deploy one of the largest WiMAX networks onthe 2.3Ghz spectrum in the world.

ASSET is AIRCOM's state of the art network planning and optimisationtool. It will allow Packet One to accurately design, model and deliverplanning services across the entire WiMAX network and therefore designthe network more effectively. Using data taken from ASSET, Packet Onewill be better able to plan CAPEX investments required for the networkroll out and tailor future offerings to suit market needs.

"We want to provide our customers with a wireless infrastructure thatdelivers high-quality nationwide coverage across Malaysia." says DiongKah Seng, Senior Manager at Packet One International. "Our experiencewith AIRCOM's planning tools for existing technologies has beenexcellent, so we had no hesitation in choosing ASSET to help design andaccurately simulate a WiMAX network and complete yet another of thebuilding blocks in our march towards commercial launch. I am confidentour work with AIRCOM will ensure we achieve our commitment to qualitycoverage across Malaysia."

Packet One International is a joint venture between Green Packet andIWICS Inc. It is a leading provider of mobile broadband networkingtechnology in Malaysia and is one of only four WiMAX license holders inthe country. In using ASSET to plan and simulate the network, itexpects to provide WiMAX coverage to 40 percent of the population by2010.

Commenting on the deal, Nick Brown, Managing Director of AIRCOMInternational's APAC Hub said: "It's exciting to be involved in a newproject such as this. Packet One has chosen ASSET for WiMAX as it seeksto become one of the leading service providers in the wirelesscommunity, and we are delighted that we have been brought on board tohelp achieve this goal."

Aircom International Ltd.

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