Malaysian education powered up by Intel and YTL Comm

YTL Communications and Intel Malaysia has inked an agreement to introduce Intel-based integrated 4G laptops and tablets solutions for the education sector in Malaysia.

The MoU was signed to accelerate progress in the 1BestariNet Programme, which seeks to bring cloud-based virtual learning platform and high-speed internet to 10,000 schools nationwide.

Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr.) Francis Yeoh (pictured, second from the left), managing director of YTL Group said: “We believe that access to knowledge via quality internet connectivity should be readily available to all Malaysians, particularly Malaysia’s next generation.”

He further elaborates by praising Intel’s technology innovation in enabling next generation mobile devices and the substantial efforts it is putting into the Chrome and Android ecosystem.

“Intel believes in the power of education to change lives,” said Gregory Bryant (pictured, third to the left), vice president of sales and marketing and general manager for Intel APAC and Japan, in response to the MoU. “The right technology solutions are essential in order to realise that power.”

Google’s vice president of product management said: “The web gives students new opportunities to access the world’s information and work collaboratively. More than 30 million students, teachers and parents around the world use Google Apps for education, and 5,000 schools have already deployed Chromebooks.

1BesteriNet is one example of a large-scale education initiative that utilises the web, driving the cause of technology making a positive and lasting impact on the next generation.