PHOTO - Michael Lai, CEO of P1.
Malaysia's Packet One Networks (P1) has been appointed to the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) steering committee, which is the decision-making board for the 4G TD-LTE technology global movement.
Speaking on 6 September 2012, the 4G WiMAX provider's chief executive officer Michael Lai said this was a major milestone for P1 in taking the lead in the 4G TD-LTE (time division long term evolution, a new wireless standard) movement, especially in the Southeast Asian region.
"Since 2008, P1 has been working tirelessly to shape the 4G broadband industry first with WiMAX [worldwide interoperability for microwave access]," said Lai. "Now, P1 joins the ranks among the highest decision-making board in TD-LTE technology. Thanks to the team at GTI and P1, we will not rest on our laurels as this is just the tip of the iceberg in man to man, man to machine and ultimately machine to machine communications."
GTI steering committee chairman Craig Ehrlich said with P1's appointment to the steering committee, GTI aimed to further bring together the leading operators to steer the TD-LTE ecosystem as a major standard in mobile broadband technology and drive early development of next generation mobile broadband networks.
GTI was founded by international mobile network operators in February 2011 to meet the demands for growing mobile broadband and explore new opportunities across industry and public segments. The five founding members of GTI are China Mobile, Clearwire in the US, Bharti Airtel from India, Vodafone headquartered in the UK and Softbank in Japan. These countries combined make up more than half of the world's population.
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