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YTL Terragraph Public WiFi Network In Penang Goes Live!

The YTL Terragraph public WiFi network in Penang has gone live! Here is the latest update on the super-fast public WiFi project for historic George Town, a UNESCO heritage site!

 

YTL Terragraph Deployment In Penang

Back in February 2019, YTL launched the first Terragraph trial in Penang, promising to install about 200 Terragraph nodes across a quarter of historic George Town.

They surpassed that goal with the deployment of 350 Terragraph nodes installed on 160 city lamp posts just 6 weeks after their initial trial.

YB Jagdeep Singh Deo, Penang EXCO for Local Government, Housing and Town & Country Planning said, “I am extremely glad to announce that YTL Terragraph Public WiFi network here in George Town heritage area can deliver download speed up to 170 Mbps. This is 10 times faster than the fastest public WiFi network in the world including Singapore.

YTL has so far completed deploying Terragraph in 5 zones in the George Town heritage area. They are set to complete all zones by end of May 2019.

 

What Is Terragraph?

Terragraph is a millimetre-wave wireless technology that uses the 60 GHz spectrum to deliver low-cost, high-speed internet connectivity to dense urban areas. Think of it as a cheap, wireless alternative to expensive fibre-optic broadband.

The Facebook Terragraph technology is attractive to city planners because the unique signal-absorbing nature of the 60 GHz band limits interference to other wireless systems. It is also cheap to implement because it uses off-the-shelf WiGig components, and the 60 GHz spectrum is unlicensed.

Another advantage is the unobtrusive nature of its nodes – they are small and can be installed on existing lighting and traffic light poles. This greatly eases installation, and lowers costs, while multiple nodes to be installed without affecting the landscape.

 

The YTL Terragraph Public WiFi Network – How Fast Is It?

Currently, the YTL Terragraph Public WiFi network has achieved download speeds of over 170 Mbps, with upload speeds of 160 Mbps.

YTL also reported that on average, 230 MB of data was transferred per session, with a peak consumption of 5 GB for a single user.

 

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OpenSignal : YES Has Best 4G LTE Speed & Availability!

In their 2017 year-end report, OpenSignal has named YES as the mobile service provider with the fastest overall download speed, and the best 4G LTE signal availability across Malaysia. This is a big win for YES, which was only launched in 2010 as a digital-only mobile service provider.

 

YES Has Best 4G LTE Speed & Availability

The OpenSignal report was based on more than a billion data points that were crowdsourced from over 75,000 real world smartphone users in Malaysia. This makes it arguably the most accurate and authoritative reports to date. Only YES and Maxis were recognised as leaders by OpenSignal in that report.

According to OpenSignal, YES customers were able to connect to the 4G LTE signal 93.2% of the time – a whopping 13 points ahead of their nearest competitor. The other four competitors did not even break the 75% mark!

Although YES did not win the award for the fastest 4G download speed, they won the award for the overall download speed. With an average download speed of 19.3 Mbps, they are far ahead of their competitors, and the global average of 16.6 Mbps.

The OpenSignal recognition comes after YES bagged the “Most Innovative Voice Service” from the Telecom Asia Awards 2017, for being the first in Malaysia to provide nationwide VoLTE service, and “demonstrating outstanding leadership in 4G LTE technology innovation”.

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Live Demonstration Of YES 4G+ (LTE Advanced) Performance

The CEO of YTL Communications, Wing K. Lee, was justly proud of this achievement as YES launched their 4G LTE and VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service nationally just 15 months ago. He pointed out that the YES network now supports 4G+ across the nation.

Also known as LTE Advanced, 4G+ supports Carrier Aggregation (CA), which is the ability to combine multiple carriers or channels for much faster download speeds. He demonstrated that capability live in this video using the Samsung Galaxy Note8.

As you can see, the YES 4G+ network is capable of delivering blistering download speeds of 125 Mbps, thanks to carrier aggregation. This 4G+ capability solidifies the YES network’s claim to be the best 4G network, bar none.

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Find The Yes Man To Win RM50K In Cash Prizes!

If you are hankering for some free money, you will be glad to know that Yes 4G is giving away RM 50,000 in cold, hard cash! All you have to do is find the Yes Man! Check out the first four winners of the “Find The Yes Man” contest :

Interested in being one of them? Read on and find out how you can win some free money from Yes 4G too!

 

Why Is Yes 4G Giving Away Free Money?

Is Yes 4G making too much money that they have to give some away? Why don’t they just give it all to us here at Tech ARP? Well, there is a reason to their madness! Yes 4G CEO Wing K. Lee explains it all in this video :

Sadly, it looks like all of us at Tech ARP will have to hunt down the elusive Yes Man to win some cash!

 

How Do You Find The Yes Man?

Starting today until 11 December 2016, the Yes Man will be popping up all over Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah. Every day during this 4-week long contest, participants will be given clues on the Yes 4G Facebook page.

The first person to find and identify the Yes Man with the question “Are you the Yes Man?” will win RM 500 instantly. If the winner is also an active Yes subscriber, the cash prize will double to RM 1,000. If no one is able to locate the Yes Man on any particular day, the cash prize will roll into the following day, and so on.

 

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Only RM 500?

The daily cash prize is RM 500 during the first half of the contest (14 November to 27 November). It will double to RM 1,000 in the second half of the contest (28 November to 10 December).

On the grand finale day of the “Find The Yes Man” contest (11 December 2016), the grand cash prize will be RM 5,000. This doubles to whooping RM 10,000 if the winner is an active Yes subscriber!

 

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Yes 4G LTE Network Launch Coverage

On the 30th of June 2016, YTL Communications officially unveiled the Yes 4G LTE network. As a fully digital network with VoLTE capability, it is the most advanced 4G LTE network in Malaysia promising faster mobile Internet and HD audio.

This event also makes Yes the 5th mobile service provider in Malaysia, providing much needed competition. In fact, Yes fired a shot across their rivals’ bows with an amazing line of prepaid and postpaid plans. Watch CEO Wing K. Lee tell you why the Yes 4G LTE network is superior to the other mobile services in Malaysia.

They even brought in an expert panel (moderated by Bloomberg Malaysia’s Sophie Kamaruddin) to talk about the importance of developing Malaysia into a 4G nation.

If that was not enough, YTL Communications also launched their own smartphone – the Yes Altitude. This is part of Yes 4G’s strategy to make 4G more accessible to the Malaysians from all walks of life.

The launch was officiated by the Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia Datuk Seri Panglima (Dr.) Salleh Said Keruak, together with YTL Corporation Berhad Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima (Dr) Yeoh Tiong Lay, YTL Corporation Berhad Managing Director Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr.) Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, YTL Communications Executive Directors Dato’ Yeoh Seok Hong, and Dato’ Yeoh Soo Keng, as well as Chief Executive Officer Wing K. Lee.

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Yes 4G LTE Prepaid & Postpaid Plans Revealed

Yesterday, Yes became Malaysia’s 5th telco when they launched their new 4G LTE network. As the most advanced 4G LTE network and the first to offer VoLTE capability in Malaysia, Yes aims to be Malaysia’s 4G data leader in pricing and performance.

During the launch held at the swanky Majestic Hotel, YTL Communications CEO Wing K. Lee took the existing telcos to task, and showed how the new Yes 4G LTE prepaid and postpaid plans offer much better value for our money.

YTL Communications CEO Wing K. Lee also announced the availability of the new Yes Altitude smartphone to complement their new VoLTE-capable network. Now, let’s check out new Yes 4G LTE prepaid & postpaid plans!

 

Yes 4G LTE Prepaid Plan

The starter pack for the new 4G LTE prepaid plan will only cost RM 10 (inclusive of 6% GST), and will come with the following preloaded features :

  • 500 MB of 4G LTE Internet (valid for 7 days)
  • FREE basic Internet (as long as the account is active)
  • RM 5 preloaded credit (for calls and SMS messages)
  • FREE calls and SMS messages to all Yes numbers
  • Flat rate of 9 sen per call block / SMS to all other networks

Here are the data pack top-ups you can purchase. The prepaid top-up with best bang for your buck is the Monthly 30 top-up. The RM 30 top-up buys you 30 days of network access and 4GB of LTE or broadband data.

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Yes 4G LTE Postpaid Plans

There will be five Yes 4G LTE postpaid plans, ranging from RM 48 per month all the way to RM 158 per month. What’s really exciting is that they all offer the most mobile Internet quota in the market. Check them out!

Yes takes aim at their rivals by comparing their Postpaid 88 “Hero plan” against their “similar” offers. However, please note that the Yes Postpaid 88 plan actually costs RM 88 per month.

The RM 70 price is after the RM 18 deduction (first 11 months) for the RM 198 you must prepay to receive the free Yes Altitude smartphone. Ultimately, you still end up paying RM 88 per month.

Even though the Yes graphic above is a bit misleading, Yes is undoubtedly offering a lot more data at a much lower price point. Maxis, Digi, Celcom and UMobile will be hard-pressed to charge so much for their plans.

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Yes Altitude Bundles

Yes is currently offering the new Yes Altitude smartphone at a subsidised price of RM 199 (~US$50) with the Yes Postpaid 48 plan.

The Yes Altitude smartphone will come free with the Yes Postpaid 88 plan. However, you must prepay RM 198, which will be refunded in the form of 11 monthly rebates.

 

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Yes Altitude Smartphone Revealed

On June 30, 2016, YTL Communications revealed their debut smartphone – the Yes Altitude. The Altitude is designed to be an entry-level VoLTE-capable smartphone. Hence, it is priced at just RM399 (~US$99), and bundled free with the new Yes Postpaid 88 plan.

In this video, YTL Communications CEO Wing K. Lee, explains the rationale behind the Yes Altitude smartphone and details its key features. Check it out!

 

Yes Altitude Smartphone Specifications

SpecificationsYes Altitude Smartphone
Display5" IPS on-cell display (720 x 1280)
PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916)
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.0 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 306 GPU
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Memory1 GB SDRAM
Storage8 GB internal flash storage
microSD slot (supports up to 32 GB)
SIM Slots2 x micro SIM slots
Dual SIM, dual standby
Connectivity4G : LTE Category 4
WiFi : 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
Cameras8 MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens
2 MP front camera
Battery2,300 mAh lithium-ion battery
Dimensions72 mm wide
142 mm tall
8.7 mm thick
Available ColoursGold, Silver, White

 

Yes Altitude Offers

The Yes Altitude can be purchased at any Yes outlets for RM 399. Each will come with a free Yes 4G LTE prepaid card with 30 GB of free data worth about RM 190!

This means you will have 15 GB of data for 2 months – the same fantastic deal being bundled with every 2016 Samsung Galaxy J series smartphone.

The Altitude is also offered FREE, or at a discounted price of RM 199, with these two Yes 4G LTE plans.

Of course, these Yes 4G LTE bundle plans will not include the free Yes 4G prepaid card with 30 GB of free data.

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Yes 4G LTE Network With VoLTE Capability Revealed

On the 15th of June, 2016, YTL Communications CEO Mr. Wing K. Lee announced that Yes will be launching their 4G LTE network, with VoLTE capability. When launched on the 30th of June, Yes will officially become Malaysia’s 5th mobile telecommunications service provider.

The announcement was made during the official launch of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy J series of affordable smartphones at the KL Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC).

 

Yes 4G LTE Network With VoLTE Capability

Mr. Wing K. Lee revealed that the Yes 4G LTE network not only covers 85% of the Malaysian population, it is the most advanced LTE service in Malaysia. In fact, it will be the only 4G LTE network to support Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and High Definition Voice Service.

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30 GB Data Free With Every Galaxy J Series Smartphone

To celebrate this major milestone, every purchase of a new 2016 Samsung Galaxy J series smartphone will come with a free Yes 4G Prepaid SIM card. Once activated, the SIM card will give you 30 GB of FREE mobile data that can be used over a period of 2 months.

Yes will announce their data plans on the 30th of June. Then you can decide whether you wish to top-up the prepaid account at the end of the free 2-month trial. Stay tuned for our coverage of their data plans!

 

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