YTL and In­tel Ac­cel­er­ate Progress of 1Bes­tar­iNet

YTL Plans to Widen Cov­er­age and In­tro­duce LTE Ad­vanced in Sec­ond Quar­ter of 2014

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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.

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