Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and Noida Software Technology Park Limited (NSTPL), satellite teleport operator in India, yesterday announced the strategic alliance for Interactive Distance Learning (IP Learn) in India for global markets.
The IP Learn service, marketed under the Cosmic Campus brand, is a complete integrated e-learning solutions for learning centres and content providers to deliver high quality education content via digital audio video broadcasting to disperse and remote locations across Asia using ST-1 satellite. SingTel will manage and maintain all the hardware and satellite transmission systems from Singapore, while NSTPL takes care of the delivery on the ground.
Masagos Zulkifli, Vice President of Regional and Mobile Satellite Business, SingTel, said, “The collaboration between SingTel and NSTPL reinforces the ongoing business goodwill between Singapore and India. The strategic alliance will give us the competitive edge in the e-learning content and customised e-learning solutions in Asia and enable us to leverage on our strengths – SingTel’s technical and management expertise, extensive infrastructure and NSTPL’s capabilities in developing e-learning content and customised e-learning solutions.”
Dr JK Jain, the Group Chairman of the NSTPL Company, said, “It will be our endeavour through Cosmic Campus to provide simple and sound technological and managerial mechanism so that these vast sums of public funds are properly utilised for the intended beneficiaries.”
Cosmic Campus is a proposed virtual global university. Progammes developed by the best teachers in every field will be stored in digital libraries. Lessons may also be transmitted via satellites/cable and Internet from cosmic campus studios to classrooms. NSTPL will be the single point integrated service provider of interactive distance learning via satellite.