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GPN shares WiMAX expertise

Green Packet Networks (GPN) is using GULFCOMMS as a vehicle to launch the first consultancy dedicated to WiMAX in the Middle East.

Green Packet Networks (GPN) is using GULFCOMMS as a vehicle to launch the first consultancy dedicated to WiMAX in the Middle East.

Unveiled by GPN, in collaboration with a global division of its sister company P1 (Packet One Networks Malaysia), the consultancy aims to accelerate WiMAX deployment in the region by providing expertise to WiMAX players.

The suite of consulting services include WiMAX strategic business planning, technology deployment, sales and marketing strategies, and roll-out management.

Additionally, the firm will offer consultation on WiMAX-related voice, video, and value added services.

To boost its commitment to the region, GPN is introducing additional key products and solutions targeting the GSM, VOIP and WiMAX operators during GULFCOMMS.

Current global trends suggest WiMAX will be among the leading technologies offering high-speed data networks across the world. In the Middle East, the rapid economic development and low broadband penetration rate has led to a recent interest spike in WiMAX solutions.

The executive director for Green Packet Networks, Nik Ismail, says the WiMAX consulting service will enable operators to maximise their returns on investment and minimise trial and error.

"We're backed by strong credentials and a successful track record. P1 in Malaysia is the first commercial WiMAX operator on the 802.16e 2.3Ghz spectrum in the Asia Pacific region, and among the first in the world to offer WiMAX commercial services," he claims.

"P1 is also in partnership with the biggest WiMAX advocate in the world, Intel, which has invested in P1 through its parent company KLSE-listed Green Packet Berhad; together, they are further collaborating on the commercial front to accelerate WiMAX deployment and adoption in Malaysia.

"To have our own vision supported by the giant that effectively brought us Wi-Fi is encouraging. We believe we have a major role to play in the global WiMAX space; and we aim to add significant value to carriers seeking to increase revenue."

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