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Acer to supply Thai elementary schools

By Jason Tan  /  Staff Reporter

Acer Inc (宏碁), one of the world’s top-three PC brands, yesterday said it won a major bid to supply PCs and servers to elementary schools in the Thai capital, winning the country’s largest PC tender in the education sector.

Acer was awarded a contract by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to supply 20,625 PCs, 436 servers, as well as educational software and networking solutions for the “School Computer Development Project,” which aims to enhance computer literacy in Thailand’s elementary schools.

The achievement was marked by an event yesterday in which the BMA unveiled a classroom equipped with Acer PCs.

The event was attended by Bangkok Governor M.R Sukhumphan Boriphat and Acer Thailand managing director Harry Yang (楊宏培), according to a company statement.

Acer said it had worked for two years to win the tender.

The BMA will allocate Acer’s hardware, software and services to 442 elementary schools to enhance students’ computer literacy in a project that is meant offer universal PC access to students, the statement read.

The Taiwanese PC maker cited statistics from research house Gartner Inc, saying it maintained leadership in the Thai PC market during the first quarter with a 28.3 percent share.

Its share for all of last year was 27.5 percent.

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