Thursday, February 2, 2023

Roll out your WiMAX network or let other ISP do it!

Please read “WiMAX licence holders warned to use or lose it” before reading my opinion below.

How many times will the Government give warning to the WiMAX players in this country?

Packet One has been executing well for what it has promised so far(P1 WiMAX coverage stands at 25.4%) while one player called YTL e-Solutions gave Malaysians a wonderful dream about nationwide WiMAX coverage but at the moment they have the worst coverage or none at all among the four WiMAX players.

Why do we have so many jokers in this industry? There should be at least 25% WiMAX by the end of last year(2008), and then it was postponed to some where in March 2009 and now the end of the year. Dear SKMM, you are very good at making jokes for sure!

The old Communication Minister(Dato’ Shaziman bin Abu Mansor ) said that he will take action against under-performing WiMAX operators in April 2009, and this was 2 months back!

And now the new Communication Minister(not to miss out Culture as well) Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim says that he will take action by the end of year.

This message goes out to the 3 WiMAX operators(YTL e-Solutions, Asiaspace and Redtone) who has failed the Malaysians, Don’t worry, this industry is a joke and it will always be a joke till we resolve the root problem which is to wait for the next election. Till then, have fun!

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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