China Mobile Hong Kong (CMHK), a wholly owned subsidiary of China Mobile, has signed an agreement with BExcellent Group Holdings Limited, the parent company of the education brand Beacon, to develop auxiliary education products for students in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay area.
CMKH’s online teaching and learning platform, Sync-Class, features content that allows students to practice learning with a handful of devices tailor-made for each user. It integrates over a million items of teaching resources in Hong Kong and Mainland China, according to the company.
The memorandum aims to expand the reach of the platform to the Greater Bay Area, the megalopolis consisting of 9 cities and 2 special administrative regions in south China being developed by the Chinese government.
The area consists of Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, and whole of Huizhou and Zhaoqing.
Sean Lee, Director and Chief Executive Officer of China Mobile Hong Kong, said it has partnered with Beacon to provide better and higher quality of learning experience through 'Sync-Class' to the young talents in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area.
"Teachers of Beacon are more than happy to provide high-quality exclusive education content, including teaching videos, assessments and exercises in different subjects and levels, for China Mobile Hong Kong's online learning platform Sync-Class and other products,” said June Leung Ho Ki, Executive Director and Chairperson of BExcellent Group.
“The personalized teaching style of the platform facilitates students to learn at their own speed. With the support of big data in the long run, the product is able to analyze the needs of both parents and students, avoiding spoon-feeding education style,” Leung added.
Beacon mainly offers tutorial classes at the secondary level, day-time secondary courses for senior secondary students, pre-education courses and life-learning courses.
Under the partnership agreement, CMHK will provide exclusive mobile communications services and product plan offers for future development of Beacon.
CMHK is the first service provider in Hong Kong to provide 4G data roaming service in Mainland China, which facilitated cross-border mobile services. In September 2017, it launched the first commercial NB-IoT in Hong Kong.