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15 May 2009

P1 Introduces New WiMAX Modem with Integrated WiFi and Voice Functionality
P1's latest modem incorporates functionalities guided by consumer input to deliver even better ease of use and a truly wireless high-speed broadband experience.

KUALA LUMPUR - Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. ("P1") - Malaysia's first and leading WiMAX telco recently revealed its latest WiMAX modem the DV230 that seamlessly integrates WiMAX, WiFi and voice functionalities into one stylish and compact device.

The DV230 is P1's newest WiMAX modem developed based on customer input and integrates WiFi router functionality to deliver truly wireless, hassle-free Internet connectivity to multiple users from one device with just one connection.

"The DV230 WiMAX modem is designed based on customers' feedback. These customers have enjoyed the high-performance wireless benefits of P1 W1MAX and want an easy-to-setup device to share the speed and performance of P1 W1MAX without the associated costs of purchasing additional equipments. The DV230 delivers this and makes next-generation wireless broadband access affordable," said Michael Lai, Chief Executive Officer, P1.

"As a customer-centric telco, we will continuously improve our product and service offerings to always deliver what our customers want and fulfill the P1 brand promise of providing broadband for all," he added.

In addition to making setting up high-speed WiFi networks simple and affordable, the DV230 maximises P1 W1MAX strengths by allowing users to create micro hotspots where P1 W1MAX coverage is available. With the DV230, subscribers can tap into the widely available P1 W1MAX networks outside their homes and offices and share it with their friends and family. With the DV230, P1 W1MAX subscribers can essentially bring their high-performance wireless hotpot anywhere where P1 W1MAX coverage is available.

The DV230 is also future ready with next-generation voice capabilities. The device is equipped with a port that allows normal phones to be plugged straight into the modem. This will offer the option of future product and service upgrades to P1's subscribers without incurring much additional costs.

"With the DV230 WiMAX modem we want to bring our subscribers closer to the full potential of what WiMAX technology can offer. With ease-of-use and future upgradability made standard in our latest offering, the DV230 perfectly encapsulates the P1 brand promise of being a challenger in the broadband market by delivery superior value and functionality." Lai concluded.

The DV230 is available with 12- and 24-months subscription plans. As an added bonus, the DV230 is provided free with two years warranty for the device when customers subscribe to selected 24-months P1 W1MAX plans.

For more information on P1 W1MAX DV230 Desktop Modem with WiFi, please click on the respective links:
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Latest P1 W1Max coverage areas this week: The latest areas to have P1 W1MAX coverage this week include extended areas of Plaza Imbi (Jalan Imbi), Kompleks Muhibbah Ampang Jaya (Jalan Nirwana), Desa View Tower (Taman Desa Melawati), Cheras (Taman Len Sen), Petaling Jaya (Jalan Bukit), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Jalan Universiti), Shah Alam (Seksyen 17), Gombak (Taman Sri Gombak), Plaza Damansara (Damansara Heights), Pantai Medical Centre (Bangsar), Suntex Shopping Centre (Taman Connought), Hospital Assunta (Petaling Jaya) and Taman Mesra Fasa 1 (Klang). Detailed information on the latest coverage areas, products and packages and reseller locations are available at http://www.p1.com.my/.

Since the launch of P1 W1MAX in August 2008, the service is now available in many areas of the Klang Valley, and selected areas in Johor, Kedah and Penang.


About Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Packet One Networks (M) Sdn Bhd (P1) is Malaysia's first and leading WiMAX telecommunications company with the country's widest WiMAX network.

P1 W1MAX represents the first large-scale commercial deployment of mobile WiMAX in Southeast Asia, and the first large-scale deployment of an 802.16e 2.3GHz WiMAX network outside Korea.
P1's goal is to bridge the digital divide by making access to the internet universal, ubiquitous and affordable for every Malaysian. P1 hopes to play a major part in realizing the nation's goal to have 50% broadband penetration by 2010.

P1's goal is to bridge the digital divide by making access to the internet universal, ubiquitous and affordable for every Malaysian. P1 hopes to play a major part in realizing the nation's goal to have 50% broadband penetration by 2010.

P1 is the winner of the Red Herring Asia's Most Innovative Private Technology Company in 2008 and is listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as Malaysia's first WiMAX telco (August 2008).

For more information on P1, visit http://www.p1.com.my/.


About WiMAX

WiMAX is an abbreviation of Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access by the WiMAX Forum. It is a standard-based technology enabling delivery of last mile wireless broadband access as an alternative to cable and DSL. It is expected to enable quad play (voice, video, internet and mobility).

WiMAX enables deliverables of bandwidth between two points or between a point to multipoint to customer. The usage of WiMAX requires certain bandwidth of spectrum to be allocated to the service provider, in accordance to the channelling plan approved and published by MCMC.