A TELCO’S efforts in connecting 10,000 national schools across Malaysia under the 1BestariNet programme has received recognition internationally.
YTL Communications Sdn Bhd’s YES 4G Internet service integrated with cloud-based Frog VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) received the Best Broadband Cloud Award at the 2013 Broadband InfoVision Awards ceremony held recently in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The Infovision Award, part of the annual Broadband World Forum, is regarded as the blue-chip recognition and acknowledgement of outstanding innovation and accomplishments among some of the biggest and most influential operators in the global broadband marketplace.
The award seeks to recognise an excellent product, service, device or innovation in the area of Cloud Services by a telecom solutions provider, broadband operator or service provider”.
YTL Communications topped four other elite finalists in the awards category, including leading
telecommunications vendors Huawei Technologies, T-Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent, to win the award.
This latest win adds to YTL Communications’ other awards, namely the 2011 Broadband InfoVision Award for “Best New Service” category, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award for “Most Innovative Service Provider of the Year 2012” and Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Award for “‘Most Promising Telecom Service Provider of the Year 2013”.
YTL Communications CEO Wing K. Lee, who accepted the award, said: “We are honoured to be given recognition at the global level.
“This recognition validates the evolution of our company – from the builder of the world’s first converged mobile broadband service to being lauded as the industry leader in the high growth area of cloud computing.”
He said YTL had a shared vision with the Education Ministry to transform education in the country with 1BestariNet.
“We have achieved world-class status ahead of the efforts by some of the biggest names in the industry. We are the first in the world to be able to connect all students, teachers and parents nationwide to a national learning cloud.
“It is our hope that this platform will help unleash the potential of future generations of the Malaysian workforce.”