KARACHI: Zong, Pakistan’s most advanced and only 3G & 4G operator, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Pakistan’s biggest university in terms of student enrolment. With Zong’s focus on becoming an indispensable digital life partner, the MoU will facilitate the academia and students body of AIOU in its educational pursuits through access to various Zong products and services.
Zong’s cutting edge 3G & 4G technology is empowering a great number of Pakistanis each day, and this partnership with a university of the academic stature of AIOU implies that an even greater number of individuals, in particular youth, will be able to experience empowerment in the arena of education through our technological innovations.
AIOU staff and students will be able to enjoy a vast category of Zong’s cutting edge products and services, ranging from Zong’s latest 4G enabled handsets through installment plan and WiFI connectivity for the AIOU Headquarters through Zong WiFi devices to mobile broadband based connectivity in 42 regions and mobile financial solutions for timely disbursements of monthly wages and collection of fees amongst many others products and services. These benefits will be enjoyed by a population of over 1.3 million students, over 70,000 tutors and over 2400 employees.
In this regard, Mr. Liu Dianfeng, CEO Zong said: “Zong is a subsidiary of the world’s largest mobile operator China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), and is working diligently every day to provide innovative and localized products and services for the Pakistani market. This partnership is a step in the same direction, and I sincerely hope it goes a long way in paving a bright future for both the stakeholders involved.”
Also present at the occasion was Dr Shahid Siddiqui, Vice Chancellor AIOU, who noted that “AIOU and Zong’s collaboration provides an innovation & creative solution to faster communication between the university and its students. The MOU signed today will also strengthen our student support system; through the communication system provided by Zong, we will be able to reach our students on greater pace in every nook & corner of Pakistan.”
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