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Thursday, 6 September 2012
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Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

P1 and Partners Empower Perak SMEs to be more Competitive

IPOH -Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. ("P1"), South East Asia’s leading 4G broadband provider together with its partners held a one day seminar and networking session here today to empower small and medium enterprises ("SMEs") to be more competitive locally as well as globally.

"Perak is a key market for P1 and we definitely would like to create more value added services for the SMEs here. Ever since we’ve established ourselves in Ipoh with P1 4G wireless broadband here back in June 2009, we have had fantastic feedback from users. Therefore, we hope that through this collaboration with our partners, we’ll be able to empower the local business community in particular and help them expand their business further," said Michael Lai, Chief Executive Officer of P1.

The seminar and business networking session is also aimed at bridging and supporting the growth of the SME community, as well as empowering them with the right set of tools and information to help them level the playing field.

"As part of our commitment in empowering SMEs, P1 solutions for businesses offer one of the best values for local business owners. It is a total communications solution that allows business owners the flexibility of high speed 4G wireless and fiber broadband at affordable prices. In addition, we want to enable SMEs with next generation voice ("SIP service") and SMS solutions to enhance the competitiveness of Malaysia," Lai added.

P1’s 4G wireless coverage in Perak include Ipoh, Lumut, Sitiawan, Seri Manjung, Ayer Tawar, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Taiping, Tanjong Malim, Kampar, Menglembu, Teluk Intan and more. Meanwhile, P1 fiber services in Ipoh introduced in July this year expands about 34 000 home passes to date.

The seminar was conducted together with Malaysia SME™ media group alongside partners namely Centre for Executive Education, University Tun Abdul Razak, Trend Micro, RICOH Malaysia as well as VA Partners. P1’s collaboration with these partners is a testament of the company’s commitment to empowering local SMEs.


About Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd ("P1"), a subsidiary of Green Packet Berhad with South Korea leading Operator, SK Telecom as second largest shareholder, is Malaysia's first and leading 4G telecommunications company. P1 represents the first large-scale commercial 4G WiMAX deployment in Southeast Asia, and the first large-scale deployment of an 802.16e 2.3GHz WiMAX network outside Korea. Although LTE is still in its infancy in Malaysia, P1 is already gearing up for 4G LTE transition and deployment through strong strategic partnerships with the world’s largest LTE proponents namely Qualcomm International, China Mobile Limited and being accepted into the elite Global TD-LTE Initiative ("GTI") that encompasses more than half the world’s market potential. 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 providing Broadband for All.

Since its inception, P1 has received the following accolades:
2008 • Red Herring Asia’s Most Innovative Private Technology Company
• Malaysia Book of Records - Malaysia’s first WiMAX telco
2009 • Malaysia APICTA Best of Start-Up Companies
2010 • Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Telecom Awards – Most Promising Service Provider of the Year
• Malaysia Effie Awards - "Sudah Potong?" Campaign (Gold)
2011 • Best Enterprise Brand by Global Golden Brand Awards
• Global Leadership Awards – Internet Category
2012 • GoMobile – Best Home Broadband

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