Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Packet One signs deal with Alcatel-Lucent for WiMax

Packet One, a subsidiary wholly owned by Green Packet is going on high tempo to build its infrastructure for WiMax. It has just signed a deal of USD71 Million with Alcatel-Lucent to deploy and manage Packet One's large-scale commercial WiMax network, which the company said would be one of the world's first.

Packet One aims to reach 25 pct of Malaysia's population by the end of this year and 40 pct, or 10 mln people, by the end of 2010.

Within five years Packet One's network should cover 60 pct of Malaysia's population, Alcatel-Lucent said.

Wimax stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, and is an alternative technology for transporting wireless data to other technologies such as cable and DSL.

The post is adapted from Forbes

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