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Huawei to promote digital education in Malaysia

Updated: 2013-06-18 20:16
( Xinhua)

KUALA LUMPUR - China's telecommunications giant Huawei on Tuesday signed an agreement with Malaysia's government agency to promote digital education in the country.

Focusing on primary, secondary and tertiary education systems, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Huawei and Malaysia' s Multimedia Development Corporation entails combined efforts by the two sides on modern digital teaching and learning environment, Huawei said in a statement.

To that end, they will resort to the latest digital technologies in cloud computing, high speed broadband, digital or mobile terminals and digital contents delivery platform and network, it added.

The Multimedia Development Corporation is a government-owned and funded agency which provides advices to the Malaysian government on legislation, policies and standards for information and communication technologies as well as multimedia operations.

"As we move towards our aspirations of a high income, innovation-led and knowledge-based economy, such collaboration is timely as we actively encourage and promote the adoption of latest digital technologies to help digitalize our way of delivering education to our students who are more sophisticated today," said Malaysian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia Ewon Ebin, who witnessed the exchange of MoUs.

Meanwhile, Huawei's Deputy Chairman Guo Ping said he was satisfied with Huawei's development in Malaysia.

"Huawei is committed to facilitating the access to Huawei ecosystem of expertise and partners in providing the end-to-end Digital Education technologies, tools and contents as well as  knowledge and best practices sharing on the successful rollouts of such solution in China and other countries," he said.

Huawei, a leading global information and communication technologies solutions provider, opened its first overseas training center in Malaysia's technology hub Cyberjaya last year. It also signed agreements with several Malaysian universities to set up training labs on their campuses.