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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
YTL offers $1m in prizes to stimulate innovation on new
Wing Lee: Existing WiMax deployments don’t do
to WiMax. It’s supposed to be a mobile
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
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
And WiMax is more than just a wireless way of getting the
internet, he insists. First, it’s essentially
mobile — something that many...
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