YTL Communications Clinches Prestigious 2013 Broadband Infovision Award For Best Broadband Cloud

Kuala Lumpur, 10 December 2013

YTL Communications Sdn Bhd's effort in connecting 10,000 national schools across Malaysia with Yes 4G Internet service integrated with cloud-based Frog VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) under the 1BestariNet programme has been given the Best Broadband Cloud Award at the 2013 Broadband InfoVision Awards ceremony held recently in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Infovision Award, part of the annual Broadband World Forum, is regarded as the blue-chip recognition and acknowledgement of outstanding innovation and accomplishments amongst some of the biggest and most influential operators in the global broadband marketplace.

The Best Broadband Cloud Award was created to "recognise an excellent product, service, device or innovation in the area of Cloud Services by a telecom solutions provider, a broadband operator or service provider".

YTL Communications topped four other elite finalists in the awards category including leading telecommunications vendors Huawei Technologies, T-Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent to sweep up the award.

The spectacular winning moment is a testament to YTL Communications' distinction as the flag bearer in the exciting space of mobile cloud services, and this latest win adds to the company's impressive line of international accolades since its commercial launch three years ago, including 2011 Broadband InfoVision Award for ‘Best New Service' category, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award for ‘Most Innovative Service Provider of the Year 2012" and Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Award for "‘Most Promising Telecom Service Provider of the Year 2013'.

Chairman of YTL Communications Tan Sri Francis Yeoh said, "I am joyful that our effort in connecting 10,000 national schools across Malaysia with Yes 4G Internet service integrated with cloud-based Frog VLE under the 1BestariNet programme has now been globally recognized. We will continue to work with Google, Intel and many likeminded partners to make quality education available to all children in the developing countries. This is an endeavor worth truly pursuing with perseverance."

Chief Executive Officer of YTL Communications Wing K. Lee who accepted the award shared "We are very honored to be given such recognition at a global level. Cloud computing is one of the most important global megatrends and many distinguished counterparts in the industry are investing in this space. This recognition validates the evolution of our company -- from the builder of world's first converged mobile broadband services to being lauded as the industry leader in the high growth area of cloud computing."

He added "This win is a solid testament that our shared vision with the Malaysian Ministry of Education in building the 1BestariNet to transform education in the country. We have achieved world-class status ahead of the efforts by some of the biggest names in the industry. We are the first in the world to be able to connect all students, teachers and parents nationwide to a national learning cloud. It is our hope that this platform to help unleash the potential of the future generation of Malaysian workforce."

In line with the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025, the 1BestariNet programme seeks to establish Malaysia as a model of educational excellence in integrated, Internet-enabled learning to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural students, achieve equal access to quality education and equip the next generation with the right skills and opportunities to thrive in a digitally-driven world.