Photo - (From left) ) YBhg Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah; YBhg Datuk Jame Bin Alip, Sabah State Education Department Director; YBhg Tan Sri Dato' Seri (Dr.) Yeoh Tiong Lay, Chairman of YTL Corporation Berhad; YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman, Chief Minister of Sabah; YBhg Dato' Yeoh Soo Keng, Executive Director of YTL Communications; Wing K. Lee, Chief Executive Officer of YTL Communications; and YBhg Datuk Abdullah Hj. Mohd. Said, Registrar of Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
YTL Communications has expanded its 4G service, called Yes, to the Sabah, East Malaysia, with 60 percent population coverage, which includes most cities and towns in Sabah.
YTL Communications executive director Dato' Yeoh Soo Keng said the 4G mobile coverage includes Kota Kinabalu, Beaufort, Keningau, Kota Belud, Kudat, Lahad Datu, Papar, Sandakan, Tawau, and Tuaran.
"When we started building our 4G network infrastructure, we made sure that we would cover the urban and rural areas throughout Malaysia in our network rollout," said Yeoh." We began connecting Sabah to the Yes network since 16 September 2013, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Malaysia Day. I am pleased to share that, to date, more than 60 percent of the population in Sabah can enjoy the same world-class Yes 4G services as the rest of the Malaysia."
He said that there are now five Yes retail outlets located in Kota Kinabalu, namely Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, 1Borneo Hypermall, Centre Point Sabah, City Mall and Karamunsing Shopping Centre where customers can experience Yes 4G Internet surfing, touch and try out Yes 4G devices as well as enjoy a full-suite of services including sign up for Yes Internet plans, upgrade existing plans, pay their bills, purchase devices and make enquiries.
In addition, a memorandum of agreement was signed with Universiti Malaysia Sabah to establish a 4G campus-wide network to support learning and research, said Yeoh who signed the agreement with Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Harun Abdullah, the vice-chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
"Through the Education Partner Program, we believe that this will help build a new generation that is progressive, innovative and skilled in ICT to bring about a positive impact to the development in Sabah and in the country," said YTL Communications' Yeoh.
Earlier in the same day, YTL Communications organised "Hari Profesionalisme 1BestariNet Peringkat Negeri Sabah", a state-wide educational awareness event, which was also held at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. 2,070 headmasters and head teachers from 690 primary and secondary national schools in the Kota Kinabalu district turned up at the event, where they had a more hands-on experience at the workshops on ways to enhance and complement teaching and learning techniques while streamlining administrative duties through Frog VLE platform. This event will help move the Malaysian education standard to embrace the ICT age. It is also in line with the 10th Malaysian Plan to improve the quality of learning in the schools in the country.
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