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YTL WiMAX appoints ECS as exclusive distributor

YTL Communications has appointed ECS ICT Berhad as its exclusive distributor for its WiMAX devices and service.

Press release below:

Kuala Lumpur, 26 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”, “????”; Bloomberg: ECS MK; Reuters: ECSI.KL) to distribute the YTL Communications’ 4G devices through ECSB’s nationwide ICT channel in Malaysia.

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.

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