KUALA LUMPUR: The much-awaited 4G mobile Internet-with-voice service from YTL Communications Sdn Bhd, Yes, has finally been introduced to Malaysians.
The launch yesterday was packed with an enthusiastic crowd.
It was launched by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He also spent five minutes on a video call with Malaysian students from London and the event was also broadcast “live” there.
YTL Corporation Bhd managing director Tan Sri Francis Yeoh said the new 4G mobile Internet-with-voice service would offer the cheapest communication rates in the country with a simple integrated plan that combined voice, SMS and mobile data.
“We will be giving 300MB of data or 100 minutes of voice calls a month for free to every student registered under the Education Partner Programme. So far, UTM, UPM, Utar, UM, KTAR, USM and UiTM have signed with us to deliver this programme,” he said at the launch.
Also present was Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, Tun Dr Lim Keng Yaik and Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
Rais later launched the first Yes Flagship Store at Lot 10 Jalan Bukit Bintang.
Muhyiddin, in his speech, said digital infrastructure and the digital super highway were critical enablers in an age of a knowledge-based and innovation-led economy.
He added global studies had shown a strong direct correlation between gross domestic product growth rates and Internet broadband penetration rates.