Orange to Offer e-Book Digital Service in Africa

Orange to Offer e-Book Digital Service in Africa

Orange announced a partnership with CNED (National Distance Learning Centre) to facilitate access to educational content on smartphones in Africa.

The CNED’s content from the best international universities and training centres will be distributed in French in ebook format through the MondoCNED application.

The content can then be downloaded onto smartphones where it can be read on any screen size and can even be available offline.

This partnership is already available in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the coming months will be introduced to other countries (Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, etc.).

With over 29,000 people registered internationally and an excellent reputation across the world, the CNED claims its position as a leader in Europe and French-speaking Africa for distance learning. It now has a large database of content, covering primary and secondary education, higher education and vocational training.

In addition to the CNED, other partners will be able to offer their educational content to Orange customers, notably French online universities, French-speaking universities and African universities which already produce their own educational digital resources.

This content will be available at attractive prices on smartphone, which has become the primary means for internet access in Africa. The downloaded ebooks can then be read freely without needing an internet connection.

Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa
This partnership with the CNED confirms the Orange Group’s commitment to this major ambition to provide everyone with access to education through digital services.

Michel Reverchon-Bilot, CEO of CNED 
These new ways of learning on the move reflect the development of the digital ecosystem. This opportunity for easy, rapid and widespread deployment is the first step of an ambitious strategic plan and a major driver of our development overseas.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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