PHOTO - (2nd from right) Maxis' Chief Operating Officer, Jean-Pascal van Overbeke, elaborating to MIPE partners on some of the customised application and service development features contained in the integrated services partnership programme for the tertiary education sector.
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 APRIL 2011 - Eight Malaysian universities have signed up for Malaysian communication provider Maxis' Integrated Partner in Education programme [MIPE], which is a suite of integrated communications solutions for tertiary organisations.
Maxis chief operating officer Jean Pascal van Overbeke said the eight Malaysian universities are UCSI University (UCSI), Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT), Cempaka International Ladies College ("CILC"), SEGi University College (SEGi), INTI International University (INTI), KDU University College (KDU), the Asia-Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation (UCTI) and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).
"These universities are already in various stages of applying their individual choices from amongst the wide solutions offered in the MIPE suite, which was designed to take campus communications to another level through a broad range of products and services that will enhance student life, academic productivity and the overall higher education experience," said van Overbeke.
He said the MIPE suite of solutions offered an end-to-end array of integrated services that serve many aspects of tertiary student life on a far-reaching and ongoing basis.
"Previous offerings for Malaysian tertiary institutions have been limited in breadth and depth, offering only mobile services, fixed broadband services, wireless broadband services or one-off programmes relating to a specific area."
"Today's launch of the Maxis Integrated Partner in Education offering to universities brings together all three elements to enable the pursuit of academic excellence with greater ease," he said. "Our new MIPE partners receive exclusive partner privileges such as free WiFi for three months, 2Mbps [Megabits per second] Direct Internet Access and 2000 broadcast SMSes a month. Most of all, we are here to listen to our education partners' needs and to create solutions which invest in the future."
"As the youth of this country embrace technology that today seems impossible, they will take for granted advances we cannot yet imagine," added van Overbeke. "We will equip them with the necessary technology tools so that they may acquire the right 21st century skills to participate in and help grow the high-speed, technology-driven future - skills such as creative thinking, independent learning, the ability to adapt to new challenges and to innovate from left field."
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