MDC to start trial run of WiMAX soon

  • Business
  • Saturday, 10 Sep 2005

THE WiMAX broadband technology will be implemented on a trial run in Cyberjaya and Putrajaya at the end of this month. 

Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDC) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Mohamed Arif Nun told StarBiz yesterday that the trial run, which would cost less than RM3mil, would be completed at the end of the year. 

“We will then evaluate the results to determine connectivity time and the quality of transmission before deciding on the date of official implementation,” he said. “In early 2006, we will then plan for the trial implementation of WiMAX broadband technology in Penang.” 

WiMAX, which is regarded as an improvement over the WiFI technology, is capable of providing cost-effective wireless access to users at a range of several kilometres. 

Arif said MDC had just received the nod from the Government to help promote MSC-status firms involved in animation development for games used in 3-G phones. 

“We will be getting a budget to help promote these companies,” he said, adding the animation content would be sold locally and overseas.  

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