YTL Communications Sdn Bhd announced today the launch of Yes World (http://world.yes.my), a news and entertainment portal that showcases content, photos, videos, tweets, blog posts, and links on the latest local and world events. The site, which is available via web and mobile devices, is powered by technology from Daylife, a media-as-a-service company that helps publishers optimize and accelerate their content production.
KUALA LUMPUR: YTL Communications Sdn Bhd today launched the world’s first fully converged 4G mobile Internet service with voice offering the industry’s lowest rates at nine sen a minute, per SMS or per 3MB of data through its pay-as-you-go plan.
The Yes service incorporates fully converged data and voice services, speeds of up to five times faster than 3G, new devices and a unified communication tool. The Yes service was officially launched by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
YTL Communications executive chairman Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh said: “Every Yes account comes with high-speed Internet access and a mobile phone number, making the convergence of data and voice seamless. Our subscribers will have not only high-speed mobile data access but will also enjoy voice, online chat and SMS services that can be accessed from anywhere in the world, through the Internet.”
Subex Limited, a leading global provider of Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) for CSPs (Communications Service Providers), today announced that it has been selected by YTL Communications, the communications arm of the Malaysian-based infrastructure conglomerate, YTL Corporation, to implement its leading fraud management solution, ROC FM (ROC Fraud Management).
YTL Communications will commercially launch the world’s first nationwide 4G mobile Internet network in Malaysia later this year with extensive coverage based on 2.3 GHz wireless broadband. YTL Communications will implement Subex’s ROC FM to tackle any potential fraud that may impact revenue for the company.
“The need for strong fraud management solutions has become increasingly important as we are expecting a large subscriber base after the nationwide launch of the state-of-the-art 4G mobile Internet network”, said Lee Nyit Toong, CFO, YTL Communications. “Subex’s ROC FM will play a crucial role as we strive to curb fraud cases and enhance company profitability”, he added.
Main Market debutant, ECS ICT Bhd (ECSB), has secured a RM30 million network project from YTL Communications Sdn Bhd (YTL Com).
The project was secured via its unit, ECS Pericomp Sdn Bhd, which has teamed up with global networking giant Cisco Systems Inc, to supply the network infrastructure for YTL Com’s 4G WiMAX broadband service rollout nationwide.
It was reported that YTL Com is planning to rollout the service in July.
“The RM30 million network project is ECSB’s single largest enterprise systems contract for this year,” its Managing Director Foo Sen Chin told a press conference after the listing ceremony, here Thursday.
Connectiva Systems, Inc., a leading provider of revenue and risk management solutions, today announced that it has been selected by YTL Communications Sdn Bhd, the communications arm of the Malaysian based conglomerate, YTL Corporation Berhad, to implement Connectiva AFFIRM and manage its revenue assurance processes.
Built on an open standard based analytics framework, Connectiva AFFIRM will enable YTL Communications to identify, correct and prevent leakage across its entire revenue chain including its BSS and OSS components. YTL Communications is currently deploying the world’s first nationwide 4G network, having been awarded a license for a WiMAX 2.3 GHz wireless broadband access spectrum by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). In addition, Connectiva will provide re-rating and re-billing services to support this network.
MALAYSIA’S first nationwide 4G WiMAX network has the potential to change how people work, live and communicate, according to YTL Corp Bhd managing director Tan Sri Francis Yeoh.
More importantly, it (4G services) could enable businesses to be conducted more efficiently, which is in line with the Government’s New Economic Model (NEM) to transform the country into a high-income nation, he said.
“A 10% improvement in broadband penetration increases gross domestic product (GDP) by 1.3%.
“Currently, our broadband penetration is only 25% and if we move it to 75%, we will have a 6% increase in GDP” and would create a more sustainable economy dependent on knowledge workers, he said at InvestMalaysia 2010 yesterday.
The 4G service is being developed by YTL Communications Sdn Bhd, a unit of YTL.
YTL E-SOLUTIONS BHD  has appointed former Microsoft Malaysia Sdn Bhd managing director Yasmin Mahmood as executive director and former MALAYSIAN AIRLINE SYSTEM BHD  managing director Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Mohd Dahalan as an independent director.
At the same time, it announced the resignations of siblings Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong and Datuk Mark Yeoh Seok Kah from their executive directorship, also with immediate effect.
Yasmin was Microsoft Malaysia MD from 2006 to December 2009, while Ahmad Fuaad helmed MAS from April 2004 to August 2005.
Ahmad Fuaad is also a director of HLG CAPITAL BHD  and Tokio Marine Insurans (Malaysia) Bhd.
YTL E-Solutions, one of the four WiMAX licensees in the country, said it had redesignated its independent director Mohamad Zain Mohd Zainal Abidin as non-independent non-executive director.
Previously criticized for sitting on its WiMax license, local conglomerate YTL has roped in Samsung to implement its WiMax network across the country over the next five years. However, it will take at least 14 months before the high-speed mobile broadband service from YTL’s subsidiary, YTL e-Solutions, is expected to be rolled out nationwide in July 2010.
YTL e-Solutions, one of the country’s four 2.3GHz WiMax spectrum licensees, was perceived a laggard as it had missed an August 2008 deadline to deploy WiMax services commercially.
In fact, the slow progress among the licensees to offer such services in the country prompted then-Energy, Water and Communications Minister Shaziman Abu Mansor to to issue a warning last August, threatening to withdraw their licenses if they failed to deliver.
YTL e-Solutions said it expects to spend over 1 billion ringgit (US$279 million) over the next 12 months ahead of its July 2010 launch. “We expect to roll out fully in 14 months with user trials beginning in the next six to eight months,” said Francis Yeoh, YTL e-Solutions’ executive chairman and managing director, after a signing ceremony between its subsidiary, Y-Max Infra, and Samsung Electronics here Thursday.
RAM Ratings says YTL POWER INTERNATIONAL BHD 's (YTLPI) move to roll out its RM2.5 billion worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX) network is quite unexpected.
The rating agency said on Thursday, March 11 this was not in line with its track record of investing in long-term concession assets with stable and sustainable cashflow.
YTL Communications Sdn Bhd, which will soon launch its 4G network in Malaysia, has signed contracts with Samsung Electronics to increase the number of base stations for its nationwide network buildout and to acquire solutions for in-building coverage.
Under the deal, Samsung will provide 500 WiMAX 2.3GHz radio base stations to increase coverage in the east coast. This is in addition to the 1,900 base stations currently being deployed nationwide.
Samsung will also supply 2,000 units of smaller base stations — or picocells — for in-building network coverage.
The agreement underscores YTL Communications’ aggressive pursuit of building a broadband nation, the company said in a statement.
“Together with our world-class partners, we shall soon deliver mobile Internet to the urban and rural communities across the nation,” said YTL Communications CEO Wing K. Lee.
Samsung is the world’s first and foremost mobile WiMAX equipment provider, having launched the world’s first commercial service in South Korea in 2006.
It is a supplier to 23 major WiMAX operators across 19 countries, such as Clearwire in the United States, Yota in Russia, and UQ Communications in Japan.