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YTL's 'innovative partnership' with Google clinches Telecom Asia award

AvantiKumar | May 22, 2014
The rollout of Chromebooks as part of building the national cloud-based learning platform for Malaysian schools is acknowledged.

Telecom Asia 2014 award - YTL Communications modified 

Photo - Amrish Kacker, Partner, Analysys Mason presents the award to Jacob Yeoh, Executive Director, YTL Communications.


The deployment of 4G Chromebooks during the building a pioneering national cloud-based learning platform for Malaysian schools helped the country's wireless solutions firm YTL Communications win by the Asia Pacific Telecom 2014 award for 'the Most Innovative Partnership Strategy.'

During the Telecom Asia Awards 2014 ceremony held recently in Jakarta, Indonesia, YTL Communications executive director Jacob Yeoh said the company deployed Google-designed 4G Chromebooks to schools throughout Malaysia and integrated Google Apps for Education into its cloud-based virtual learning [VLE] platform for 10 million students, teachers and parents in Malaysia to improve the national education system through the Internet and technology.

"We are truly honoured to be receiving this esteemed award," said Yeoh. "Being recognised [by this award is significant for YTL Communications as it underlines our effort in working with leading industry partners to provide the best Internet-enabled opportunities to every student in Malaysia and empower them to succeed in a global knowledge-based economy."

Commenting on Google as a strategic partner, Yeoh said, "Google shares our vision of transforming the national education system through the Internet and cloud technologies. This partnership truly shows how technologies can be used to create value and drive positive change for not just our customers but the entire nation."

Google vice president of product management, Caesar Sengupta, said, "It is always encouraging to see people recognise the benefits of Google Apps and Chromebooks in schools and foster a culture of collaborative learning anytime, anywhere. We look forward to helping the Malaysian Ministry of Education achieve its education transformation goals at a national level by working with YTL Communications."

Now in its 17th year, the Telecom Asia Awards seeks to recognise innovative and outstanding performance by Asian service providers and industry executives.


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