Malaysia's Packet One cuts 100 jobs

Summary:Broadband provider lays off several employees due to "business transformation" in order to be able to compete more effectively, says local report.

Packet One Networks Malaysia has reportedly laid off about 100 employees which the parent company says is due to "business transformation", according to a local report.

Packet One's "business transformation" has led to job redundancies.

In a Malaysia report Wednesday, Green Packet--which owns Packet One --released a statement saying its subsidiary had to lay off some employees due to its "business transformation" which aims to improve its productivity, efficiency and cost structure.

The Malaysian news site said it was tipped off by an anonymous source about the number of job cuts.

In a statement to the news site, Green Packet said P1's streamlining exercise would be completed by end-March.

"We believe the business transformation will also enable us to compete more effectively in a competitive business environment, first of all, by ensuring that we continue to offer better value at affordable prices," it said in the statement.

According to Green Packet's fourth quarter financial results for the quarter ended December 2012, Packet One contributed 82 million ringgit (US$26.4 million) to the group's revenue "with stringent cost management".

Packet One was among the mobile operators which won its bid for long-term evolution (LTE) spectrum last December.

Topics: Telcos, Asean, Mobility, Networking


The only journalist in the team without a Western name, Yun Qing hails from the mountainy Malaysian state, Sabah. She currently covers the hardware and networking beats, as well as everything else that falls into her lap, at ZDNet Asia. Her RSS feed includes tech news sites and most of the Cheezburger network. She is also a cheapskate mas... Full Bio

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