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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 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
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...
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