Yes 4G

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Yes 4G (part of YTL Corporation)
Type Private
Industry Internet/ and telecommunications
Founded November 2010
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key people Wing K. Lee (CEO)
Products

Wimax broadband services
Broadband voice

Wireless broadband services
Parent YTL Corporation
Website http://www.yes.my

Yes is the brand name of YTL Corporation in Malaysia. Yes uses a prepaid utility model for billing, charging 9 sen for 3 megabytes of data, a single SMS, or a minute of voice call respectively. Being based on the prepaid model, it requires subscribers to "top up" their accounts with credits before they can be used.

At launch, their coverage area spanned 65% of Peninsular Malaysia including major cities, towns, highways and secondary roads on the east coast which they now have 85% coverage including Sabah. And built up 4,200 base stations in just 2 years. One of the highways that received coverage is the North-South highway which links Malaysia’s northern most and southern most states. The service is also be on the high speed KLIA Express. As a Mobile WiMAX provider, Yes uses Yes ID, a username authentication method that does not require the use of SIM cards.

A postpaid version of the service was launched in 2012, offering a monthly quota of 1.5 GB at RM48, to 6GB at RM98. The company had a 10GB package which was priced at RM168 but was ceased on 17 May 2013. Upon hitting the quota, the service will throttle all connections to 128 kbit/s, in contrast to the complete unavailability of the service once the credit has run out with the prepaid version of the service.

A triple-play service was in the works, with Sezmi as its content provider partner. However, with Sezmi defunct and no announcement as of 2013, it is largely assumed from a website that the project has been abandoned because of Sezmi due to its failure in September 2011.

Yes is a product of YTL Communications in partnership with Cisco, Clearwire, GCT and Samsung.

Yes sources their dongles and modems from Infomark Korea, the same company which Clearwire sources their devices from. Notably, the YES Huddle is identical to a Clearwire Clear Spot 4G, both being OEM versions of the Infomark Biscuit, but with a customized firmware.

Devices[edit]

As of launch date, Yes devices[1] available are the Yes Go USB dongle and Yes Huddle Wi-Fi mobile hotspot. Other products to come include a Yes 4G phone called the Yes Buzz and a home/office WiFi gateway called the Yes Zoom.

Available Yes 4G devices:

  • Eclipse 4G smartphone
  • Huddle XS mobile hotspot
  • Huddle mobile hotspot
  • Go 4G dongle
  • Buzz 4G Cloud Phone
  • Zoom 4G Gateway
  • Samsung 4G Chromebook

Education Partner Program (EPP)[edit]

Under Education Partner Program,[2] YTL corporation provides Yes 4G accounts for Malaysian undergraduates with free 300 MB data transfer which worth RM9 monthly. Current participating universities include Universiti Malaya, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tunku Abdul Rahman College.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Say Yes | 4G Devices". Yes.my. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  2. ^ TAN. "Undergraduates – How to Call/SMS For Free Using Yes 4G". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 

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