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Malaysia's Packet One launches WiMax service

Sumner Lemon | Aug. 19, 2008
Malaysian operator Packet One began offering commercial WiMax services on Tuesday (19 August).

Mobile access would require laptop users to have a special USB dongle. Intel, which invested 50 million ringgit in Packet One during May, will start shipping laptop chips that support WiMax later this year, but only in the U.S. These WiMax chipsets, which only support the 2.5GHz profile, will be offered to customers outside the U.S. next year as more WiMax networks come online.

Intel also plans to release versions of the chipset that support the 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz profiles next year.


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