Telco launches Malaysia’s first 5G experience store

Wing (right) and Kenneth Soh, who is head of Shopee Malaysia campaigns and platform marketing, inking a partnership agreement at the launch of Yes Experience Store in Lot 10, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

TO demonstrate the future of 5G connectivity, a telecommunications operator launched the country’s first 5G experience store at Lot 10 in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

YTL Communications’ Yes Experience Store is fully powered by 5G connectivity.

The store enables Malaysians to experience first-hand the ultra-fast connectivity of Yes 5G, with swift response times, reliable coverage and reduced latency.

At the heart of the store is Malaysia’s first 5G-enabled cafe and restaurant, enabling customers to experience 5G connectivity with friends and family.

This is paired with the 5G Experience Centre, a modular space for private or corporate functions.

Possibilities in this space range from co-working sessions and conferences to tech hackathons, 5G-powered gaming tournaments and entertainment activities to harness the potential of the technology.

“With the official launch of our first Yes Experience Store, we are proud to take another step forward towards our mission of ‘5G for All’, providing a technologically advanced space for the community to work and play,” said YTL Communications chief executive officer Wing K. Lee at the launch.

“Malaysians will have the opportunity to experience more of our world-class 5G connectivity, such as 5G download speeds of over 665Mbps, which is over 15 times higher than the current average 4G speed of 44.1Mbps.

“This is part of our commitment to providing affordable 5G services and solutions for the benefit of every Malaysian, that makes everyday experiences simpler, easier and better,” Lee added.

The store also offers customers a hands-on experience of 5G technology, from the latest 5G devices and 5G-powered robots to VR experiences with the HTC Vive Flow VR Glasses.

With the store’s modern design and set-up, it is also the perfect place for Instagram-worthy pictures.

Also announced at the launch was the refresh of Yes’ exclusive 5G Databack programme with Shopee, which is now rewarding 5G and 4G users with free 5GB data for every RM50 spent on the platform.

To date, over 13.7 million users have received Yes Databack, with a total of 2.46 billion GB Databack distributed, and these numbers will continue to grow with Yes 5G Databack.

Promotional activities at the launch offered visitors the chance to win 5G smartphones.

Yes plans to expand its experience stores to other states in the future.

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