YTL and Intel Accelerate Progress of 1BestariNet
YTL Plans to Widen Coverage and Introduce LTE Advanced in Second Quarter of 2014
YTL Communications CEO, Wing K. Lee recently said that Yes 4G, the company’s wireless broadband service provider, is looking to upgrade its 4G WiMAX network to LTE Advanced in the second quarter of next year.
Speaking to reporters after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between YTL Communications and Intel Malaysia, Wing said that the reason Yes 4G did not implement LTE like other telcos is because the standard is too similar and poses no real advantage over WiMAX. He added that LTE Advanced poses a bigger leap in technology and therefore is the standard Yes 4G will upgrade to.
According to YTL, Yes 4G currently has amassed 85 percent of the population coverage in Malaysia and it is looking to expand its services further to 90 percent next year.
The MoU signing held between YTL Communications and Intel Malaysia was done to accelerate the progress of the 1BestariNet Program. This program seeks to deliver a cloud-based virtual learning platform and high-speed Internet connectivity to 10,000 schools nationwide.
In its efforts to empower today’s students to keep pace in an increasingly competitive global economy, the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MoE) introduced the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025.
As part of the Education Blueprint, the MoE introduced the 1BestariNet, which will equip all primary and secondary government schools across Malaysia with high- speed 4G Internet connectivity (Yes 4G network) and a proven cloudbased virtual learning platform, the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). 1BestariNet is the first program on this scale worldwide, and the signing of the MoU aims at furthering the long term success of the Education Transformation goals.
Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, Managing Director, YTL Group of Companies, and Gregory Bryant, Vice President, Intel APAC and Japan, sharing a light moment after the signing.