Speech by Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh CBE
- Mr. Wim Elfrink, EVP of Cisco Services & Chief Globalization Officer
- Honourable Guests
- Members of the Media
- Ladies and Gentlemen
In June of this year, YTL e-Solutions Berhad signed a strategic collaboration agreement with XOHM, a broadband business unit of Sprint Nextel. XOHM will bring its global expertise to Malaysia and support us in setting up our WiMAX ecosystem.
As you are fully aware, XOHM successfully launched its own WiMAX commercial service in Baltimore. The September 2008 launch has already created waves in the US, particularly for its excellent internet connectivity within Baltimore. XOHM is turning a promise into reality that we will soon have “Mobile Internet Anywhere, Anytime and Anyhow”.
XOHM’s network coverage will soon be extended to other major cities in the USA.
It is my pleasure to inform you, we are here today to witness another strategic collaboration agreement with a global leader within the Industry. Cisco will be supporting us in establishing our WiMAX CORE network in Malaysia which includes the components of IP CORE, Operating Support Systems, Billing Systems, IOT labs, and the design and operation of a state-of-the-art Proactive Network Operating Centre (PNOC).
Together with Cisco, we will realize our vision to create a WiMAX Centre of Excellence in Malaysia as well as to become a world destination for WiMAX technology development.
Cisco has proven expertise and leadership globally in IP CORE network technology. We need a reliable technology partner that can implement a fast and efficient WiMAX CORE network nationwide. I am most confident that Cisco can deliver this, especially with its innovative and leading-edge IP technology solutions.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are building a nationwide WiMAX network that will provide extensive service coverage, which we will be launching next year. We would like you to start imagining the soon-reality of “Mobile Internet Anywhere, Anytime and Anyhow”. YTLe will bring to you that reality.
YTLe will deliver affordable WiMAX packages with fast, wide-coverage, and always-connected mobile internet services that will cater to and complement the personal and business communications needs of consumers from all walks of life as well as the enterprise community.
Upon the full commercial launch of our network, Malaysians will be able to enjoy converged services: Mobile Voice, Data, and Video with full Mobility, all from the convenience of their personal mobile WiMAX devices, anywhere, anytime, anyhow.
After all, YTL Group’s business philosophy has always been ‘World Class Products and Services at Very Competitive Prices’
We firmly believe that our strong partnership with globally known business partners like CISCO will greatly spearhead our WiMAX initiative.
I am confident that together, we will be the driving force behind the Malaysian Government’s effort to increase the broadband penetration rate, as well as to bridge the digital divide in Malaysia.
I thank the Lord for this wonderful opportunity to be a pioneer in this new age of Mobile Internet. I pray that the Lord will richly bless our collaboration.
Thank you and God bless all of you.