Thursday, November 17, 2011

LTE TDD Technology Experience Centre and Test Lab Planned for Kuala Lumpur

Packet One Networks (Malaysia) and ZTE are planning to open Southeast Asia's first 4G LTE TDD Technology Experience Centre and Test Lab in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The facility, which is also supported by China Mobile, will be established in early 2012 at P1's headquarters, also known as Packet Hub. Operators and vendors who want a taste of blazing wireless speeds of 120 Mbps and beyond will be welcome to utilize the facility.

The Centre will initially utilize P1's 2.6GHz spectrum for LTE TDD technology showcases and interoperability testing of the latest 4G devices. By the end of first half 2012, the network will also utilize P1's 2.3GHz spectrum.

"The impact of 4G technology on our lives will be phenomenal,�? said P1 CEO Michael Lai. “P1's customers utilize an average of 17.5GB of data per month, an increase of two-and-a-half times the amount of data utilization since our commercial launch in 2008. What's even more mind-boggling is that data utilization is growing by the day with the proliferation of high-definition screens and nifty handheld devices."