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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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YTL and its “700Mhz”

Negative headlines seem to have a thing for YTL, as barely two weeks after their marred launching of the YES4G mobile internet service, comes yet another barrage of controversy. This time however, it doesn’t involve shoddy naming conventions or inaccessible websites, but something of a much larger scale – spectrum allocation. According to a mysterious report (that everyone is quoting ...

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When YTL says Yes, everyone seems to just agree!

This last week probably witnessed the biggest advertising whitewash Malaysia has ever seen. If you thought YTL Communications’ 4G network launch, Yes, was a big bang, wait till you learn about how this innovative branding idea may be a mixture of cheek, dare and hubris. For as long as I can remember Australian telco network Optus has been using the ...

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Opinion: Telco Industry says NO to YTL

Media reports over the past weeks said that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (SKMM) had issued 80MHz of the 700MHz spectrum to YTL, which had a “highly unsuccessful” launch of its long-delayed YES 4G WIMAX service. While SKMM is saying no assignment had been issued to YTL for them to offer pay TV broadcasting using the 700MHz band as ...

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YES ID account page now accessible

Since my last post yesterday titled “Hackers might know your YES ID Password“, YTL today has opened up their YES ID account page for customers. While the site was loading extremely slow on Streamyx at the point of writing, customers can check(I have not tested yet) their account number, account balance, change settings, change password and more. But I wasn’t ...

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Hackers might know your YES ID Password

Update 1: According to a friend of mine, www.yes.my is using a mixture of architecture including Microsoft at the moment. ——————————————————————————————- There has been so many issues with YTL’s newly launched “world class” YES WiMAX aka self claimed “4G network” recently. From registration, login, billing, network, support to marketing- there seems to be errors and problems since Day 1 of ...

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[Video] Tech Idiots talks about YES 4G

Check out what these tech idiots, Chan Wern Shen and Kelvin Lim have to say about YTL’s newly launched YES broadband service. By the way these people are fun! Video after the jump.

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YTL YES WiMAX service launched

YTL’s YES WiMAX has been launched finally a year after P1 launched their WiMAX service. Both companies got the license at the same time. YES claims to have 65% WiMAX coverage in human populated areas. More story soon, in the mean time check out the press release below.

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Analysts: Consumers unlikely to say YES!

“Malaysians generally adopt the wait-and-see approach, so I doubt we will see many people jumping on the bandwagon,” said an analyst from a local bank-backed research house. “But then again, subscribing to voice and data services is not like buying a property. Property is long-term, but for these services, if I am not satisfied with your services or the speed, ...

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YTL to collaborate with RTM & Primeworks

YTL Communications announced that it has entered into a collaboration with RTM and Primeworks. Press Release from YTL Communications below:

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Illegal YES! Stormtroopers at Lot10

That’s right folks, these Stormtroopers or better known as YES Troopers are probably illegal and does not have the license/permit/visa/approval from Lucasfilm Ltd. This could be trademark infringement of their property (Lucasfilm Ltd.) and YTL 4GGGG could be in trouble if they are using the “Stormtroopers” without permission. Now who wants to be the Jedi Knight (sorry Luke Skywalker is ...

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Consumers want value in service offering, NOT 4G

Brandishing banners and buntings all over with markings that proclaimed that iBurst was a 4G-based technology, and branding its service name as “IzziNet,” Mobif has since faded into oblivion. Following closely on the heels of Mobif were the WiMax boys, who have proclaimed that their networks qualify as 4G systems. In fact, one player, Packet One Networks (P1) has just ...

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YTL WiMAX Not 4G, Not Nationwide, Not Cheapest

Coming this November 18, 2010, YTL will be launching the “4G” WiMAX service that it has been shouting about for the past 1 year. Looking back at history, YTL acquired the first commercial WiMAX operator in Malaysia, Airzed Broadband Sdn Bhd in 2007. In simple words, YTL had the cash, expertise and strength to roll the WiMAX network way before ...

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YTL WiMAX & P1 WiMAX are NOT 4G services

It has been decided by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) that “LTE-Advanced1” and “WirelessMAN Advanced2 (802.16m/WiMAX2)” are now part of the IMT-Advanced wireless standard, qualifying them as true 4G technologies. In simple words, today’s flavors of WiMAX and LTE don’t qualify as 4G. Fact 1: P1 on last week announced that it has changed its service name from “P1 WiMAX” ...

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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:

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