YTL Communications Wins 2012 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards “Most Innovative Service Provider of the Year”

Yes earns another prestigious accolade for its service innovation
KUALA LUMPUR, June 8, 2012 – YTL Communications Sdn Bhd, a global frontrunner in mobile 4G, earned another prestigious accolade by winning the “Most Innovative Service Provider of the Year” in the 2012 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner at the Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore for its Yes – Malaysia’s fastest 4G mobile Internet with voice service.

Almost 18 months into its commercial operations, the win for Yes comes as a clear acknowledgement that Malaysia is at the forefront of the world when it comes to the adoption of next-generation, innovative 4G wireless technologies.

The Yes 4G service is a mobile internet platform that facilitates rapid and continuous innovation unlike any other in the world, offering a ground breaking architecture that gives users unmatched performance, convenience and cost savings by bringing together mobile broadband, mobile telephony (voice and SMS) and cloud-based services across multiple devices, all in a single Yes account.

“We designed our Yes 4G network from ground up with a converged all-IP architecture to deliver high fidelity mobile Internet performance complete with telco-grade voice and video telephony. We pioneered an identity-based network architecture that enables all these services to be accessible to customers with a single Yes ID, resulting in superior convenience and cost savings. Each Yes ID is linked to a Malaysian mobile number, resulting in an elegant convergence of the worlds of Internet and telephony,” said Wing K. Lee, CEO of YTL Communications.

“This 2012 Frost & Sullivan APAC ICT award is a solid testament of our vision and hard work. We are truly honoured by this Asia Pacific wide recognition and I humbly thank my colleagues at YTL Communications for their amazing effort and determination to drive positive change. We will strive to continue to lead the way to deliver world leading Mobile Internet innovations to improve the way people live, work, learn and play,” Wing concluded.

Commenting on the award, Vikas Chanani, Industry Analyst-Mobile and Wireless, APAC-ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan, said, “Launched in November 2010, YTL Communications is the first in the world to deliver mobile telephony on a mobile broadband network. Subscribers get both Internet and Voice in a single plan with voice roaming being free. The 4G network provided is SIM-less and runs on a user ID that comes with its own mobile number. Subscribers can log on to multiple devices, all at the same time.”

The Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that demonstrate best practices in their industry, commending the diligence, commitment, and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace. Founded in 2004, the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards seek to recognize companies and individuals that have pushed the boundaries of excellence – rising above the competition and demonstrating outstanding performance across Asia Pacific.