Prime Minister launches YTL's establishment of 4G Innovation Network in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, 10 November 2009
Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Najib praised YTL's initiatives saying, "YTL’s commitment to this important programme (the 4G Innovation Network) will help to drive a new wave of innovation, job creation and investment in Malaysia. With 4G/WiMAX – the most advanced wireless technology available – our citizens will be amongst the first in the world to enjoy all that the Internet has to offer. From anywhere they are. Imagine the increase in productivity of employees who are able to connect to the Internet while riding in the bus to the office. Or the advantage we can give our students through dynamic e-learning opportunities. With the high bandwidth and low latency of 4G mobile networks, and the creativity that will be spurred by the Innovation Network, the possibilities are endless. The government highly supports this endeavour and I look forward to seeing the inventions that come out of this global effort and thank YTL and its esteemed partners for helping to reduce the digital divide and enrich the lives of people across Malaysia."
The effort will connect the best minds in Silicon Valley with developers in Malaysia to create exciting new applications for YTL’s Nationwide 4G Service while establishing the Country as a Regional Centre of Excellence for 4G Innovation.
“YTL Communications is proud to take a leadership role amidst this prestigious group and is equally proud of Malaysia for having what it takes to attract interest and commitment from top players in technology,” said YTL Group Managing Director Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, CBE, FICE. “Together, we will help to advance the country’s mission to become a truly innovation-led economy as well as YTL’s mission to provide affordable, world-class quality products and services that improve the way people in Malaysia live, learn, work and play. I Thank my Lord Jesus Christ for blessing this initiative.” Yeoh also thanked Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib for his support, without which this initiatve would not be possible.
YTL Communications Chief Executive Officer Wing K. Lee added, “The Innovation Network will facilitate the development of applications that are optimized specifically for a high bandwidth 4G network and which will give people in Malaysia a truly connected lifestyle and new levels of communication freedom.”
YTL Com to sign pacts with several partners
The Star Online, 9 November 2009
“What we are building is a new 4G highway that would be available nationwide and this will enable people to ride on a higher plane with our mobility solutions,” YTL Com executive director Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong said.
Yeoh said Malaysians would get a complete solution for work, play and relaxation with the company’s offering and reckoned the deployment of WiMAX in the country would be faster than anywhere in the world.
YTL Com is investing RM2.5bil for the nationwide roll-out and has teamed up with several international partners to deploy its network.