Motorola powers first WiMax in East Malaysia

REDtone, a Malaysian communications provider, has launched East Malaysia's first WiMax broadband services, powered by Motorola technology.

The first phase of the WiMax network covers Kota Kinabalu business district, enabling high speed internet access as well as data applications for enterprises.

In an effort to expand its broadband services offerings in East Malaysia, REDtone said it is establishing a new network using WiMax technology which ensures quick deployment at a lower cost compared to fixed line solutions.

Motorola is working with REDtone to supply and deploy WiMax 2.3GHz equipment at base sites and install customer premises equipment (CPE) to provide broadband services in major business districts in the first phase of the plan.

'The next generation wireless broadband network expands our service offerings. We are now able to meet our customers' growing demand for high speed internet connection and advanced data applications,' said Zainal Amanshah, group chief executive officer of REDtone International Berhad.

Aside from providing broadband services to enterprise customers, REDtone is also planning to work with service providers based in Sabah and Sarawak to provide broadband services to the general public.