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Malaysian WiMAX Network Seeking Additional Radio Spectrum

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Malaysian WiMAX network, Packet One Networks (P1) has said that it is in "dire need" of additional radio spectrum to continue to manage its subscriber growth, and has asked the regulator to grant it 30Mhz of spectrum in the 2.3Ghz bands.

The company already has a 30Mhz block in that band and is one of nine networks due to be allocated a 20Mhz block in the 2.6Ghz band.

"The challenge is really roll-out as, for now, its network faces congestion and this deteriorates the WiMAX user experience. Any measure taken to address the congestion would be seen as temporary,'' an unnamed source told The Star newspaper, adding that what the company needed was a permanent solution, which was more bandwidth.

The company has more than 320,000 subscribers and its network now covers 45% of the populated areas in Peninsular Malaysia.

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