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[Opinion] Yes Eclipse is NOT the World’s “Smartest” 4G Phone

I am writing this to explain why I disagree that Yes4G’s Eclipse is the world’s smartest 4G phone, in fact it does not even qualify as a 3G phone or come with any “smart features”. Before I move on into details and the “virtual review”, below is why you should buy a Yes Eclipse(according to Yes-above image) and my answers(in ...

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Yes 4G expands WiMAX Coverage

Based on the latest report, the Yes 4G mobile broadband service is now available in about 70% of populated areas in peninsular Malaysia with about 2,200 base stations. “The Yes service has more than 300,000 subscribers and an 86% customer satisfaction level,” YTL Comms chief executive officer Wing K. Lee told a local daily newspaper.

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No Winners for YTL mYPrize Global Developer Challenge

Two years ago, YTL Communications announced the mYprize Global Developer Challenge with up to USD$1 million for grab. The entries to the competition was closed in 2010 and YTL was supposed to announced the winners in September 2010(details here). The 5 categories in mYPrize are: Top Application Prototypes: a.    1st: USD$200,000 b.    2nd: USD$120,000 c.    3rd: USD$80,000 Top Device Prototypes: ...

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Yes Go 4G Installer for Ubuntu(Linux)

The world’s fastest 4G service with voice, Yes4G does not support the Linux operating system. Its Yes Go dongle works only on Windows-based PCs and Mac OS. In January last year, the company that company behind Yes 4G, YTL Communications Sdn Bhd announced the YTL mYprize Global Developer Challenge with up to USD$1 million for grab. The purpose of this ...

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YTL Comms might get the RM1.5bil 1Bestarinet project to wire up Schools

YTL Communications Sdn Bhd (YTL Comms) might get the RM1.5bil 1Bestarinet project from the Malaysia Education Ministry. According to a recent media report, YTL Comms is the frontrunner for the project which involves in wiring up schools in the country. Sources said on Tuesday at about 1pm the YTL Comms’ name appeared as the winner of the contract on the ...

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Yes4G to expand to Sabah & Sarawak

YTL Communications Sdn Bhd (or better known as Yes4G) said that it has submitted its business plan to Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to secure spectrum licences to roll out its WiMAX service in Sabah and Sarawak. ((L-R): Wing K Lee, CEO of Yes4G, En Mohd Shafie Harun, MCMC Director for Eastern Region, and Jacob Yeoh, Deputy CEO Yes4G ...

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[Press Release] Malaysia’s WiMAX operators make their mark in broadband market

Melbourne, 9th May 2011. Malaysia’s aggressive WiMAX operators – P1 4G and Yes – are shaking up Malaysia’s broadband market. These operators offer valuable insights for the rest of Asia about how WiMAX operators can be strong broadband competitors, according to a new report* from research firm Ovum. “Incumbent TM’s slow ADSL service is under pressure from P1 4G’s cheap, ...

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[Comment] YES!- It is expensive

Thinking that he had a good deal by signing up for YES 4G broadband, LIM HONG CHONG from Kuala Lumpur got a shock instead when he received a sky-high first bill. “I signed up for the broadband last December after learning of its supposed affordability and stable connection from their promotion. “In fact, I recalled telling my wife finally there ...

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Opinion: YES 4G lost 50k subscribers within 2 days, targets 14m subscribers

YTL Communications’s Yes 4G service HAD around 150,000 subscribers, Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, YTL’s managing director told The Wall Street Journal in a news report dated March 3, 2011 . However it is believed that YTL Communications lost about 50,000 subscribers within two days as its Chief Executive Officer Wing K. Lee told TheStar that YES currently has 100,000 active ...

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YTL’s “700Mhz license” belongs to the Malaysia Government

In a latest development, the Malaysian Government has said “NO” to the 700MHz that YTL Comms claims to have. As a recap, back in October-November 2010, the media reported that YTL has been allocated 80MHz in the 700MHz band by SKMM which was later confirmed by YTL Communications executive director Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong. However the telecommunication industry wasn’t happy ...

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Opinion: Still no billing from YES4G!

YTL’s super fast YES4G is now 2-months old and it broke what was promised, again- YTL YES FAILED to issue monthly bill on Jan 19. I’m not surprised! It is funny that the big bosses talk about how they plan to change our broadband service,  promising true 4G broadband and the way we pay for the service.  But they can’t ...

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YTL YES to issue monthly bill on Jan 19

There has been more update since YTL YES enabled the “summary billing” just after my blog post. In an official response to me via SKMM, YTL said that I will receive a bill between 19 December 2010 to 19 Jan 2011 on the 19 Jan 2011. However the response gave no further details such as how YES customers can view ...

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(UPDATE 1)Opinion: Slow speeds, still no billing on YES4G

UPDATE 1: YTL YES today allowed customers to view their usage summary, although I’m not sure how frequent this usage summary is updated(supposedly it has to be by per-minute update). I’ve been informed that a monthly itemised bill will be issued to all subscribers on January 19, 2011. _____________________________________________________________ There’s still no billing for YTL’s fastest YES4G network(in their own ...

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Opinion: YES 4G still “paralysed” 1-month after launch

It has been a month since YTL launched its nationwide 4G network. The WiMAX operator had a terrible start since day 1 of launch and continues to be having problems with its service. As a customer myself, I consider the service to be “paralysed”as I’m unable to check my usage when the service is billed per MB. Consumers have their ...

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ITU: 4G is a marketing term

There has been lots of talks since the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced that current mobile technology including WiMAX & LTE don’t qualify as 4G. However in a recent update, ITU has clarified its messaging regarding 4G, which is recognized as a marketing term and not used to define a particular standard. It also clearly marks “4G” as separate from ...

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