Packet One has launched its WIMAX service, P1 w1max, in Malaysia and extended the plan promotion to December 31st, 2008. During the promotion period, the WIMAX modem (worth RM999) is free for each subscribers.
Also, you save RM10 less on monthly charge for 2.4Mbps plan. Business plans are enjoying the same charges as Personal plans.
I tested the P1 W1MAX connection during the last PC Fair and it was good. Of course, it was not a real life test. An early P1 W1MAX tester complained about the stability of the Internet connection.
My two cents
Stability of the Internet connection is a critical issue for me. I rather have a stable connection with slower speed than an unstable connection with fast speed.
I don’t think many current Streamyx subscribers will switch to P1 W1MAX. When price and speed are similar, the stability of the connection makes the decision. Wired connection is always more stable than wireless connection.
WIMAX is good if you are always traveling around in the town and need a fast connection at any corner. For that, P1 still need to expand their coverage to even more areas.