P1, ZTE Demo LTE TDD

Broadband speeds of 130 Mbit/s demonstrated with technology combination

April 19, 2011

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SELANGOR, Malaysia -- P1, Malaysia’s first and largest 4G broadband provider, showcased that Malaysians can enjoy peak wireless broadband speeds of 130 Mbps with the combined power of WiMAX and LTE TDD technologies.

CEO of P1, Michael Lai said, “The proliferation of rich media applications namely video streaming, online gaming and online social-networking are driving consumers desire for greater bandwidth and faster speed. Not only that, high definition, larger display, WiFi TV and soon-to-come 3D small screens are also driving consumer demand whether at home or away.”

At a live demo held in Port Dickson with technology partner ZTE Corporation recently, Lai said, “P1 has been the 4G leader since late 2008 with WiMAX. Moving forward, P1 is preparing to harness the co-existence of WiMAX and LTE. This live demo illustrates the potential and power of the WiMAX-LTE co-existence.”

This means investments by existing WiMAX operators can be protected. The global subscriber base for WiMAX and LTE has reached 17.25 million and 320,000 respectively. Statistics from IDC on data usage is forecasted to reach 35 Zettabytes in 2011 from 0.8 Zettabytes in 2010; a whopping 44-fold increase.

Release 8 of LTE currently provides speeds of up to 150Mbps with Release 9 touted to hit 300Mbps. Meanwhile Release 10 of LTE, otherwise known as LTE-Advanced, will allow users the access of speeds up to 1Gbps.

Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. (P1)

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