Critical Links and Telefonica Learning Services Partner to Deliver Innovative Learning Services

May 28, 2012


The Critical Links Education Appliance™ will be included in the Telefonica Learning Services’ Portfolio; ideal for use in rural areas or areas with limited access infrastructure


Critical Links, a pioneer in delivering Information & Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure solutions for the next-generation of schools, announced today that Telefonica Learning Services (TLS), will distribute its Education Appliance™ platform, bundled along with its other product and services.

TLS is a company within the Telefónica Group that specializes in offering comprehensive online learning solutions for Education and Training. The Critical Links Education Appliance™ will continue to reinforce TLS’ commitment to delivering creative, relevant and impactful education solutions to schools.

The Critical Links Education Appliance™, offers a comprehensive suite of capabilities to schools, and has been widely deployed around the world; it offers vital Learning, Networking and Adminstrative capabilities on a single, simple-to-use platform.

In addition, the features of this platform make it ideal for use in more remote areas, rural areas or areas with limited infrastructure. The reason is that it creates a network environment between all the devices connected to the platform, enabling them to share documents and work as a network but without needing any type of infrastructure. As an example, the platform can be programmed to download internet content at a specific time and later make this content available off-line to a group of students anytime of the day. Finally, it is also important to highlight that some of the platform’s equipment is powered by solar panels, which, alongside its low energy consumption, make it more suitable for remote areas or those with limited power supply.

“We are always striving to offer valuable services to our customers, and are pleased to include the Critical Links Education Appliance in our portfolio”, noted Carolina Jeux, CEO of Telefonica Learning Services. “We believe that the capabilities of the Education Appliance will be appealing to our customers around the world”, she added.

“We are delighted to be part of the TLS’ education portfolio, and look forward to enabling the next-generation of schools with our innovative and field-tested product, with an established leader like TLS”, said Joao Carreira, CEO of Critical Links.

Based on the Intel® Learning Series (ILS), the Critical Links Education Appliance™ is the world’s first purposebuilt education server that essentially provides a ‘Local School ICT Cloud’, with all the vital IT capabilities required in the next generation of schools.

The Critical Links Education Appliance™ has been deployed around the world, including in one of the world’s largest school modernization programs, in Portugal . More information on the Critical Links Education Appliance™ can be had from or by contacting (

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About Telefonica Learning Services (TLS)

TLS is a company within the Telefónica Group that specialises in offering comprehensive online learning solutions for Education and Training. We rely on a multi-skilled team of educators, consultants, technology experts, web developers, web designers, managers, teachers, tutors and student assessors that develop a wide range of eLearning products and services aimed at our customers.

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About Critical Links

Critical Links is a pioneer in delivering innovative ICT infrastructure solutions for the next generation of Schools, with particular focus on enabling e-learning economically in challenging environments.

The Critical Links C3™ Solution dramatically simplifies the delivery of digital content anywhere – irrespective of the challenges posed by connectivity, power, lack of technical expertise or remoteness. By successfully enabling content delivery in a holistic and economical manner, the C3™ solution is proactively accelerating e-Learning endeavors around the world. More information on the complete C3™ solution can be found at Please contact for further information on Critical Links, its education portfolio and pricing.

Critical Links is an active member of the Intel Education Alliance and is also a Microsoft Gold Partner.

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