YES!!!, It's finally launched.

Today YTL Communications Sdn Bhd the telecommunication arm of YTL Group has finally launched the much anticipate WIMAX service after some 2 years delay. It's marketing team did a fantastic job by cropping up the name YES, for its new service. YTL was also quick in marketing and positioning itself as the first nationwide 4G service provider, separating itself from existing big boys such as Celcom Axiata, DiGi (Telenor) and Maxis. Whether it is truly a 4G mobile operator, I shall leave that for another post.

A rather grand private launching event took place at the JW Marriot @ Kuala Lumpur which is also owned by the YTL Group of Companies. I was among one of the lucky people who got invited along a side with VVIP's such as MCA President, Datuk Seri Chua Soi Lek, Malaysia Pop Queen Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, former judge of Malaysian Idol Paul Moss, and other local & foreign personalities. But make no mistake, I'm NO VVIPs or Celebrity, just a regular telco guy who blog for leisure.

The begin of the long awaited presentation

Opening speech by Tan Sri Dato' Francis Yeoh Sock Ping (YTL Group's Managing Director)

Wing K. Lee (YTL Communications or YES's CEO)

A short & simple introduction to Mr Wing, born and raised in Hong Kong by his mother single, Wing graduated from University of Texas, Austin in 1989. Wing worked with Sprint and Cleawire in the United State before being given 2 offers, one is to join China Mobile to serve 500 million customers or YTL to change the way people live. After having a serious thought, he choose 27 million over 500 million.

Tan Sri Dato' Seri Dr. Yeoh Tiong Lay, Tan Sri Dato' Francis Yeoh Sock Ping, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (Deputy Prime Minister) and Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim (Information, Communications and Culture Minister)

After the private launch took place, all invited VVIPs & guest were usher to Lot 10 @ Bukit Bintang, an upscale shopping haven (also owned by YTL Group) to join in the public launching. The public launch was just as interesting as the private launch with Taiwanese Pop Star & Youtube sensation Jimmy Lin Yu Chun (aka Xiao Pang), mesmerising the crowd by singing popular ballads such as Amazing Grace & I will always love you by Mariah Carey.

Jimmy Lin Yu Chun also knows as the next Susan Boyle & Mariah Carey of the east.

After all the formality, the public were free to roam on the ground floor of Lot 10 which was turn into a huge display centre for YES products & service offering.

Datuk Sri Michael Yeoh Sock Siong, Tan Sri Dato' Francis Yeoh Sock Ping,Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, Jimmy Lin Yu Chun, Tan Sri Dato' Seri (Dr) Yeoh Tiong Lay, Puan Sri Datin Seri Tan Kai Yong, Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong.

I'd the opportunity to meet Tan Sri Francis Yeoh and his brother Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong, Director of YTL Communications who repeatedly asked me and my colleague to join them after someone whisper to them that we were the cream of the crop in DiGi Corporate Sales team. All we have to do was say YES, now that's catchy. That's an interesting offer which I would consider but not at this point.

Tan Sri with my colleague: Oki Lai, Me, Tan Sri Francis Yeoh, & Billy Wong

After almost 9 months since we first meet at Nikko Hotel, I meet Wing again and to my surprise he still remembers me.

Me, Wing K Lee, Oki Lai & Billy Wong

After browsing through the product offering, I did some catching up some of my friends in YTL Communications such as Jesse Ch'ng, Yuni and the Chief Marketing Officer, Yap Kok Leong. Before we head home, we had the Original Imbi Road Pork Noodle at Hutong @ Lot 10.

A catchy gigantic display cube at the entrance of Lot 10 @ Bukit Bintang. A good crowd on the busy inter section of Jalan Bukit Bintang & Jalan Sultan Ismail.

Shall write about the YES service in about 6 months when the service is much more mature and have garner some traction in term of subscriber based to give a more accurate review. After all, I'm a telco guy.


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