KOTA KINABALU, April 19 — YTL Communications Sdn Bhd is confident more than 80 per cent of the Sabah population will enjoy Yes 4G network coverage and service by year-end.
“I am pleased to share that, to date, more than 60 per cent of the population in Sabah can enjoy the same world-class Yes 4G services as the rest of the Malaysia,” said its Executive Director Yeoh Soo Keng at the official launch of the service by Chief Minister of Sabah Datuk Seri Musa Aman.
She said the commercial availability of Yes in Sabah was the continuation of YTL Communications’ commitment to deliver the most advanced 4G network throughout Malaysia.
She said the network expansion had added 4G mobile coverage in most major cities and towns in Sabah including Kota Kinabalu, Beaufort, Keningau, Kota Belud, Kudat, Lahad Datu, Papar, Sandakan, Tawau and Tuaran.
She said currently there were five Yes retail outlets located in various shopping centres in Kota Kinabalu where customers can experience Yes 4G Internet surfing, touch and try out Yes 4G devices, as well as, enjoy a full-suite of services.
“When we started building our 4G network infrastructure, we made sure that we would cover the urban and rural areas throughout Malaysia in our network rollout.
At the event, YTL Communications Sdn Bhd also signed a memorandum of understanding with Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) for the establishment of a 4G campus-wide network to ensure university students have easier access to the Internet for learning and research purposes.
YTL Communications was represented by Yeoh while UMS’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Mohd Harun Abdullah signed on behalf of UMS witnessed by Musa Aman.
The MoU was perceived as a first step in a long run to further drive transformation of the national education system towards global standards.
“Through the education partner programme, we believe that this will help build a new generation that is progressive, innovative and skilled ICT to bring about a positive impact to the development in Sabah and in the country,” she added. — Bernama