Exchanging of MoU documents between Intel Malaysia & YTL Communications (L-R) Wing K. Lee, CEO, YTL Communications; Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Francis Yeoh, Managing Director YTL Group of Companies; Gregory Bryant, Vice President and General Manager, Intel APAC and Japan; Felix Lin, Director of Product Management, Google
KUALA
LUMPUR, Dec 4, 2013 –
YTL Communications and Intel Malaysia today
formalized an agreement towards introducing Intel-based integrated 4G laptop
and tablet solutions supporting Chrome and Android for the education sector in
Malaysia. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)was signed by both organisations
to accelerate progress in the 1BestariNet Program. This program, which seeks to
deliver a cloud-based virtual learning platform and high-speed Internet
connectivity to 10,000 schools nationwide, is supported by YTL Communications
and Intel Malaysia.

Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Francis Yeoh, Managing Director YTL Group of Companies, sharing YTL’s vision for transforming Malaysia’s education landscape by partnering Intel in bringing innovative 4G-based Intel devices to Malaysian students.
“At
YTL Communications, we believe that access to knowledge via quality Internet
connectivity should be readily available to all Malaysians, particularly
Malaysia’s next generation. Since 2011, we have been working to equip more than
10,000 primary and secondary government schools nationwide with high-speed 4G
Internet connectivity on our Yes 4G network and a proven cloud-based virtual
learning platform, the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (Frog VLE) via the
1BestariNet program,” said Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr.) Francis Yeoh, Managing Director,
YTL Group of Companies, at the event.
“We’re
impressed by Intel’s technology innovation in enabling next generation mobile
devices and the substantial efforts they are putting into the Chrome and
Android ecosystem. Having brought the first 4G Chromebook to Malaysia with
Google, we now will further proliferate more 4G devices including tablets and
others. Towards that end, we are looking forward to partnering with Intel
to bring innovative 4G Intel Architecture based devices to Malaysia
to enable next generation learning and other applications,” Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr.)
Francis Yeoh added.
 In
its efforts to empower today’s students to keep pace in an increasingly
competitive global economy, the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MoE)
introduced the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013-2025. As part of the
Education Blueprint the MoE introduced the 1BestariNet, which will equip all
primary and secondary government schools across Malaysia with high-speed 4G
Internet connectivity (Yes 4G network) and a proven cloud-based virtual
learning platform, the Frog VLE. 1BestariNet is the first program on this scale
worldwide, and the signing of YTL Communications and Intel Malaysia MoU aims at
furthering the long term success of the Education Transformation goals a
reality.
Gregory Bryant, Vice President and General Manager, Intel APAC and Japan; sharing Intel’s vision for Education Transformation via Intel Achitecture-based Chromebook & Andriod devices in Malaysia.
“Intel
believes in the power of education to change lives,” said Gregory Bryant, Vice
President, Sales and Marketing Group and General Manager, Intel APAC and Japan.
“The right technology solutions are essential in order to realize that power,”
he continued. “Intel has been in Malaysia for over forty years, and is proud to
work with YTL Communications in helping realize the country’s goal of education
transformation.”
“We
recognize YTL’s strong vision in using its nationwide 4G network to enable an
Internet based economy in Malaysia. What it is doing in education through the
1BestariNet is a great example of that. With Intel’s focus in education and its
firm commitment in technology innovation in powering up the next generation of
mobile devices, our partnership with YTL Communications will help bring
the benefits of Mobile Internet to more Malaysians,” Bryant said.
This
hardware program isn’t the only initiative that Intel provides in support of
taking the teaching and learning process to the next level. Intel has also been
running programs to support teacher and student development alike though
programs including the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF),
The Intel Higher Education Program and Intel® Teach Program.
“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 in Malaysia is an example of a large-scale education initiative that makes the most of the web, and we look forward to working with more education leaders and driving discussions about how technology can make a positive, lasting impact on our children’s futures,” said Caesar Sengupta, Vice President of Product Management, Google.
Signing of the MoU between YTL Communications & Intel Malaysia (L-R) Wing K. Lee, CEO, YTL Communications; Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Francis Yeoh, Managing Director YTL Group of Companies; Gregory Bryant, Vice President and General Manager, Intel APAC and Japan 
Exchanging of MoU documents between Intel Malaysia & YTL Communications (L-R) Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Francis Yeoh, Managing Director YTL Group of Companies; Gregory Bryant, Vice President and General Manager, Intel APAC and Japan
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