WiMAX Launch Delayed In Malaysia Until Mid-2008

Some of us may have been waiting anxiously for WiMAX to arrive in Malaysia. The news was that it should start to roll out at the end of this year. However, I was shocked when I stumbled upon an article just a while ago.

telecomasia.net has reported on the 31st July that Malaysia will delay WiMAX rollout until middle of 2008.

(Business Times via NewsEdge) Malaysia has delayed the rollout of high-speed wireless Internet services to the middle of next year, to minimize potential glitches, Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik said.

I didn’t read anything about this in the newspaper (maybe I missed it). After checking TheStar’s online achieve, I still couldn’t find any article reporting on it. I’m not sure how true this story is but if it is reliable, I’m sure I won’t be the only disappointed man in Malaysia (because Streamyx sucks).

They delayed the rollout to give more time to the four license holders to build a stable infrastructure. I guess it’s better to wait a little longer and get a reliable (and fast!) internet connection than to face the same problem that some/most of us are facing now.

I just hope it won’t be delayed again.


8 thoughts on “WiMAX Launch Delayed In Malaysia Until Mid-2008

  1. Hasbullah Pit says:

    Apabila kedengaran satu ketika dulu lesen wimax dikeluarkan, sungguh ku terkejut bila syarikat yang diberi lesen itu bukan “big player” malah tak pernah dengar.

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  3. fukukou says:

    Its July 08 now,but still no news on WIMAX.Malaysia boleh still need so much to improve.

  4. sh4m says:

    Hmm…. entah jadi ke x wimmax ni… kerajaan dah bg peluang kedua nak bagi syarikat2 ni improve… kalu xjd gak.. mmg meletup la..

  5. chen says:

    it’s August 2008. PacketOne is having trial run of Wimax in the Klang valley but that’s it. Still in testing stage.

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