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Yes rolls out 4G LTE service with VoLTE


Double delight: Lee says Yes is the first telco to offer a postpaid plan which comes with both mobile and broadband data. — AZMAN GHANI/The Star

Double delight: Lee says Yes is the first telco to offer a postpaid plan which comes with both mobile and broadband data. — AZMAN GHANI/The Star

YTL Communications Sdn Bhd has launched its 4G LTE network and is the first to offer Voice-over-LTE (VolTE) service nationwide.

VoLTE promises faster connections and secure end-to-end encryption for voice calls, and even improves the phone’s battery consumption by 15%, the company claims.

“We built a brand new 4G LTE network with 85% population coverage. But we know that’s insufficient so we are adding even more capacity and coverage, and we are not done yet,” said YTL Communications Sdn Bhd CEO Wing K. Lee.

“We are YTL ,we are builders at heart, we will continue to build.”

Its postpaid plans – Postpaid 48, Postpaid 88, Postpaid 128 and Postpaid 158 – offer data for both mobile and broadband which it calls Double Data Bucket.

For instance, the Postpaid 48 plan offers a total of 10GB – 6GB for mobile and 4GB for broadband.

Similarly, Postpaid 88 offers 24GB data (16GB for mobile + 8GB for broadband), Postpaid 128 offers 38GB (24GB + 14GB) and Postpaid 158 offers 46GB (32GB + 14GB).

However, in order to use the broadband data users have to purchase the Huddle XS dongle for RM399.

For the prepaid plans, users will have to choose between mobile and broadband data.

For example, the Monthly 30 plan comes with 4GB of data for either mobile or broadband. Besides the monthly plans, there are also daily and weekly options.

The company also unveiled its first VoLTE-enabled smartphone, the Yes Altitude. Priced at RM399, the Android phone has a 5in HD display, quad-core 1.0GHz processor, dual SIM support and 2,300mAh battery.

Users who sign up for the Yes 4G LTE Hero plan will receive the device for free.

“We started the journey with 4G mobile broadband and are now excited to complete it with the launch of 4G LTE with VoLTE,” said Lee.

Yes says it has invested close to RM4bil to build its network.

“From the start it has always been our goal to provide Internet access to all Malaysians in order to bridge the digital divide between the urban and the rural communities,” said YTL Corporation Bhd managing director Tan Sri Datuk Dr Francis Yeoh.
   

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