YTL Communications to have Malaysia’s biggest 4G distribution network with ECS partnership

Kuala Lumpur, 26th October 2010 – YTL Communications Sdn Bhd which will be launching its converged 4G mobile Internet network on November 18 2010 today formalized an exclusive distributorship deal with a subsidiary of ECS ICT Berhad (“ECSB”, “�ѽܿƼ�”; Bloomberg: ECS MK; Reuters: ECSI.KL) to distribute the YTL Communications’ 4G devices through ECSB’s nationwide ICT channel in Malaysia.



Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong, Executive Director of YTL Communications (first from left) and Dato’ Teo Chiang Quan, Chairman of ECS ICT Bhd (first from right) witnessing the signing between Wing K Lee, CEO of YTL Communications (second from left) and Foo Sen Chin, Managing Director of ECS ICT Bhd (second from right)


ECSB, a leading distribution hub for Information & Communications Technology (“ICT”) products in Malaysia, via the subsidiary ECS Astar Sdn Bhd, aims to play an important and strategic role in supplementing YTL Communications’ objectives to make its fastest 4G mobile internet with voice service available to all Malaysians.

Established since 1985, ECS has built a strong distribution network throughout Malaysia, boasting of more than 2,500 ICT-related resellers, comprising retailers, system integrators and dealers.

“We are indeed delighted to be part of YTL Communications’ grand plan of bringing the much-anticipated performance-driven and revolutionary 4G services to the Malaysian public. The exclusive distributorship speaks volumes of YTL’s confidence in our track record in delivering technology to the masses through our efficient logistics infrastructure,” said Dato’ Teo Chiang Quan, Chairman, ECS ICT Berhad.

“We want to put the power of 4G in the hands of all Malaysians and in ECS Astar we’ve found the perfect partner to help us make this happen. With a wide nationwide distribution network, ECS will harmoniously complement our nationwide 4G network. With ECS’s expertise in advanced ICT consumer electronics distribution, YTL Communications will be able to make 4G devices readily available and affordable throughout Malaysia.” said Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong Executive Director, YTL Corporation Bhd & YTL Communications Sdn Bhd

About YTL Communications Sdn Bhd.
YTL Communications is the communications arm of YTL Corporation. The Company plans to provide affordable, world-class converged 4G services that improve the way people in Malaysia work, learn and play. With a strong financial backing from the parent company and the technological know-how from best-in-class partners such as Cisco, Clearwire, GCT Semiconductor and Samsung, YTL Communications will roll out a nationwide 4G mobile Internet network in 2010. The company is committed in supporting the National Broadband Initiative (NBI) to increase the broadband household penetration rate to 50% by end-2010, bridging the digital divide between the urban and rural communities, improving the quality of life, and supporting efforts to promote technological innovation. For more information, visit:

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About ECS ICT Berhad
ECS ICT Berhad (“ECSB”), an MSC-status company, and its group of subsidiaries started in 1985 with the establishment of ECS KU Sdn. Bhd. Today, the Group is a leading distribution hub for Information & Communications Technology (“ICT”) products in Malaysia via ECS ASTAR Sdn. Bhd. and ECS PERICOMP Sdn. Bhd. Listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad on 15 April 2010, ECSB is an associate company of ECS Holdings Limited, a Singapore Exchange main board company which is one of the leading ICT distributors in Asia Pacific, accessing to a network of more than 21,000 channel partners across China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.

ECSB distributes a comprehensive range of ICT products comprising notebooks, desktop computers, printers, software, network and communication infrastructure, servers, and enterprise software from more than 30 leading principals like Hewlett Packard, IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Epson, Samsung, Buffalo, Adobe, Juniper, Blue Coat, VMWare and Google.

With a nationwide channel network of more than 2,500 resellers comprising retailers, system integrators and corporate dealers, ECSB also provides value-added product support and technical services. In 2009, ECSB’s revenue surpassed RM1.3 billion with a compounded annual growth rate of 24.5% for the past 5 years.

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