YTL Comms gets global award for 1BestariNet project
By Digital News Asia December 12, 2013
- Award recognises outstanding innovation and accomplishments amongst global broadband operators
- Testament to shared vision with MoE to transform education in the country, says YTL Comms
YTL Communications Sdn Bhd’s 1BestariNet project to connect 10,000 national schools across Malaysia with its YES 4G Internet service, integrated with the cloud-based Frog VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), won the Best Broadband Cloud Award at the 2013 Broadband InfoVision Awards ceremony held recently in Amsterdam.
The Infovision Award, part of the annual Broadband World Forum, recognises “outstanding innovation and accomplishments” amongst operators in the global broadband marketplace, YTL Communications said in a statement.
The Best Broadband Cloud Award was created to “recognise an excellent product, service, device or innovation in the area of Cloud Services by a telecom solutions provider, a broadband operator or service provider,” it said.
YTL Communications beat four other finalists, including Huawei Technologies, T-Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent, to sweep up the award, the company said.
1BestariNet is part of the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025 formulated by the Ministry of Education, which has come under fire for the lack of transparency over how the project tender was awarded.
YTL Communications also won the 2011 Broadband InfoVision Award for ‘Best New Service’ category for its YES 4G service; as well as the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Award for ‘Most Innovative Service Provider of the Year 2012’ and the Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Award for ‘Most Promising Telecom Service Provider of the Year 2013.’
Its chief executive officer Wing K. Lee, who accepted the award, said: “We are very honoured to be given such recognition at a global level.
“Cloud computing is one of the most important global megatrends and many distinguished counterparts in the industry are investing in this space. This recognition validates the evolution of our company – from the builder of world’s first converged mobile broadband services to being lauded as the industry leader in the high growth area of cloud computing.
“This win is a solid testament that our shared vision with the Malaysian Ministry of Education in building 1BestariNet to transform education in the country. … We are the first in the world to be able to connect all students, teachers and parents nationwide to a national learning cloud,” he added.