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Malaysian WiMAX Network Signs LTE Deal with Qualcomm

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Malaysian WiMAX network operator, Packet One has signed an agreement with Qualcomm to work towards a LTE network deployment.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) reflects the parties' recent discussions on various project opportunities for P1 to plan and/or implement an upgrade path to LTE TDD. Both parties agree to exchange non-proprietary information about LTE TDD technology pertaining to infrastructure suppliers, device manufacturers, network optimization tools and applications.

"P1 is one of the world's first and leading 2.3 GHz band 4G WiMAX deployments since 2008. P1's experience in the last three years of 4G deployment is a valuable asset to the 4G technology evolution roadmap and eco-system development of LTE TDD. P1 is delighted to explore new frontiers with Qualcomm on LTE TDD technology. Thanks to the government's foresight, Malaysia is currently one of the world's leading 4G countries. We will continue to blaze ahead in ensuring interoperability of various 4G wireless technologies," said Michael Lai, Chief Executive Officer of P1.

Lai added that P1 will continue to leverage on the strength of its existing WiMAX network in parallel with the LTE deployment plan.

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