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YTL e-Solutions to roll out WiMAX network next year
Tan Sri Francis Yeoh (left) exchanging documents with Cisco executive vice-president Wim Elfrink after signing the agreement.

The Star Online, 28th November 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: YTL e-Solutions Bhd (YTLe) is confident of rolling out WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) network throughout peninsular Malaysia in the fourth quarter of 2009, said executive chairman and managing director Tan Sri Francis Yeoh.

Upon the launch, Malaysians in rural and urban areas would be able to simultaneously enjoy converged services via YTLe’s WiMAX network.

YTLe subsidiary’s wholly-owned unit, Y-Max Networks Sdn Bhd, is one of the four companies that were awarded the WiMAX licence by the Government.

The other three holders - Asiaspace Sdn Bhd, REDtone International Bhd and Packet One Networks (M) Sdn Bhd - will be rolling out their services in stages, city by city.

“We would rather not do it by bits and pieces but roll it out nationwide (at one go) in the last quarter of 2009,” Yeoh said after the signing ceremony between YTLe and Cisco Systems (M) Sdn Bhd yesterday. Cisco has been tasked to build and integrate YTLe’s WiMAX core network in the peninsula.

Y-Max has been providing WiMAX services to selected businesses in Bukit Bintang.

“Our customers have found our services exciting and they’re satisfied.

“So now, we’re moving ahead,” Yeoh said, adding that its WiMAX services would be affordably priced and generate positive contribution to YTLe.

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