Cisco managing director Anne Abraham said the partnership would be for three years and Cisco would be involved in the deployment of YTLE’s WiMAX network.
Cisco will build and integrate YTLE’s WiMAX core network, which includes the Internet Protocol (IP) core, operating support system, billing system, proactive network operating centre and interoperability testing labs.
“Together with Cisco, YTLE will create a WiMAX centre of excellence in Malaysia to become a world destination for WiMAX technology development,” Yeoh said.
He said YTLE would deliver affordable WiMAX packages with fast, wide coverage and always-connected mobile Internet services.
Through its subsidiary Y-Max Networks Sdn Bhd, YTLE holds the WiMAX licence for the 2.3Ghz wireless broadband access spectrum, and is one of three players given the mandate for a rollout in Peninsular Malaysia.
It is also the last of the four WiMAX players to launch its services. All four players have been tasked by the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications to cover 25% of the population by year-end.