Malaysian broadband Packet One shows 4G speed peaks with WiMAX and LTE
By PAUL QUIGLEY
ECM Plus +++ Malaysian 4G broadband company Packet One has just released figures from technical trials that have shown that people in Malaysia can now look forward to some very speedy connections on their wireless broadband speeds of a staggering trunk-like data rates of 130 megabits per second, the comoany claims.
By a combination of WiMAX and LTE TDD (Long Term Evolution – Time Division Duplex), P1’s proud CEO Michael Lai boasted: “The proliferation of rich media applications namely video streaming, online gaming and online social-networking are driving consumers desire for greater bandwidth and faster speed. Not only that, high definition, larger display, WiFi TV and soon-to-come 3D small screens are also driving consumer demand whether at home or away.”
According to P1, the dazzling data rates were achieved at at a recent live demonstration with partner firm ZTE in Port Dickson.
Added Lai: “P1 has been the 4G leader since late 2008 with WiMAX. Moving forward, P1 is preparing to harness the co-existence of WiMAX and LTE. This live demo illustrates the potential and power of the WiMAX-LTE co-existence.”
Release 8 of LTE currently provides speeds of up to 150 megabits per second with Release 9 touted to hit a mind-numbing rapid 300 megabits.
Release 10 of LTE, otherwise known as LTE-Advanced, will enable users to gain an access speed of Ethernet-like rates of 1 Gbps (gigabits per second).
Howeverm until the market is ready for LTE, P1 said it would continue to deploy WiMAX as it is the most mature 4G technology and will be able to use the power of both WiMAX and LTE in the future.