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P1 WiMAX Broadband now available in Sabah

P1 (Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd) broadband service is now available at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Residents of Kota Kinabalu who are interested to find out more and experience P1 broadband service can visit P1’s first centre at Lintas Square which officially opened yesterday on 11 July. Derek Chee, P1’s Channel Sales Director, who was at the centre opening said that another P1 centre will soon be opened in December to serve Kota Kinabalu residents.

[From left to right: Yunizawaty, Chew Tze Vui, Ngo Jin Tiong, Derek Chee (Director, Consumer Trade & Channel Management), Joe Lee and Kok Kim Loong posing in front of the P2 Center.]

Chief Executive Officer of P1, Michael Lai said, “We are truly excited to be able to serve high speed broadband services to East Malaysians. 4G broadband technology brings the Internet superhighway to the people. With our plug and play broadband services, you can do away with wires and the hassle of installation, plus it has the added advantage of being nomadic even for fixed-wireless home access.

In a statement, P1 said that the company has an aggressive network deployment plan aimed at providing up to 80% of household coverage in urban Kota Kinabalu in under just three months by the end of 2012.

Some of the P1 WiMAX coverage areas in Kota Kinabalu(deployed & currently being deployed) include- Kepayan, Lido, Fortuna, Karamunsing, Menggatal, Likas, Penampang, Pertagas, Inanam, Nosoob, Damai & Kingfisher Park.

P1 announced earlier this year that it will commit RM30 million to provide East Malaysians with WiMAX broadband service with phase one network deployment focused on Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, and Tawau. P1 currently has over 401,000 customers as of 31st March 2012.

Operating hours of the P1 centres are from 9 am to 5.30 pm on weekdays, 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday and is closed on Sunday.

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