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Interview: Wing Lee of YTL Communications

29 April 2010

Former Sprint and Clearwire executive Wing Lee is now running YTL Communications, a project to build an $850 million nationwide — and mobile — WiMax 4G network across Malaysia. YTL is offering $1 million in prizes to stimulate new applications and devices

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YTL offers $1m in prizes to stimulate innovation on new WiMax network

Wing Lee: Existing WiMax deployments don’t do justice
to WiMax. It’s supposed to be a mobile technology. How
can you deploy mobile technology and then tell me
to use it at home?

One of Sprint’s passionate supporters of WiMax is now in Malaysia building a nationwide 4G network and is offering innovators around the world the chance to win $1 million for the best new application or device for the mobile internet.
Wing Lee is the CEO of YTL Communications, owned by a large Malaysian corporation, and is planning to launch its WiMax network soon with the support of the country’s government. "The government gets it," says Lee. "The country needs 4G."
And WiMax is more than just a wireless way of getting the internet, he insists. First, it’s essentially mobile — something that many...