P1 has been the forefront of providing wireless internet access in Malaysia. They first came out with a wireless modem for the desktop – a (roughly) 5x5x2 inch black modem.

Noami from P1 (packet One) kindly invited a few bloggers for a preview of the new ‘Wiggy’ USB Modem – two days ahead of the official (invite only) media launch tomorrow (Thursday, 9 Apr) at Upstairs, The Loft.

p1 w1max wiggy usb modem 3 

It started around 8.10pm with firstly a short speech by the CEO of P1 W1Max, Mr Michael Lai, who said “if you have problems, don’t hesitate to whack us”. LOL! Then by the tech guy – sorry I forgot your name – who explained briefly about how they started and what they finally came up with.

So they showed us their USB Modem. Its a small (roughly) 2 inches by 4 inches modem with a “flip” USB that you can plug straight into your laptop. What I really like is no wires and the fact that the USB part is adjustable/moveable.

Photos & specs after the jump.

    Here are some technical specs:
  • Standard Compliance : IEEE 802.16e 2005
  • Operating Frequency : 2.3 GHz ~ 2.4 GHz
  • Channel Bandwidth : 5MHz, 8.75 MHz, 10 MHz
  • Modulation : Scalable OFDMA, QPSK, 16QAM, 64 QAM (DL Only)
  • Interface : USB 2.0
  • Maximum Throughput : DL – 30Mbps, UL – 7Mbps
  • Output Power : Max 23 dBm, 200mW
  • Power Supply : 5V through USB Interface
  • Weight : 50g
  • Operation Temperature : 0-50 Degrees Celcius
  • Humidity : Up to 95% non-condensing

Here are the pics :p1 w1max wiggy usb modem 2

p1 w1max wiggy usb modem
See how small it is? :D

How’s the speed? Well, to tell you the truth, I don’t know. For some reason, I can’t connect (and a few others have the same problem) so I will have to call Naomi tomorrow and ask.

Price? We were not told the price. But it will be reveals soon after the launch :)

*Special* I overheard some people talking, and if I’m not mistaken, there will be a special promotion during the PC Fair so do make your way there to get the USB Modem :D

Oh yea, I forgot to add I bumped into tekong, dannyfoo & James and a few other ppl who I seriously forgot your names. Sorry -_-

Edit [9 Apr] : Noami emailed everyone saying that we have to go back to P1 and change our Modems. I really applaud P1 W1Max for putting an importance on bloggers and forumers – even before official media coz I think its a brilliant way for promoting a product. But the fact that it doesn’t work is also kind of disappointing.