Sify e-Learning Launches Pay-per-use Internet-based Virtual Classroom Services of Mentergy

May 28, 2002

Mentergy(TM), Ltd. announced Satyam Education Services Ltd. is launching virtual classroom services as a hosted application service provider, in partnership with Mentergy. The virtual classroom services are powered by LearnLinc, an award-winning, live e-Learning platform featuring an instructor-led format with interactive components. These services are being made available over the Internet consequent to deregulation of VoIP in India.

The program is targeted toward corporate, educational and training organizations wanting to deliver synchronous, live interactive training to geographically dispersed students. The program is available on a pay-per-use basis. This means organizations do not have to invest in hardware, software, and human resources to implement the application.

George Zacharias, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sify, said, “LearnLinc is a powerful live e-Learning tool that has been used for years by many Indian companies and organizations worldwide. LearnLinc offers organizations a multitude of uses, such as sales and product training, review meetings, product road shows and online seminars – without incurring travel and related expenses. Educational institutions and training businesses will also find this a very powerful tool to support their distance learning programs. The pay-per-use pricing makes it affordable to organizations of all sizes.”

“We are glad to be partnering with Satyam Education Services in this initiative,” said Mentergy Vice President Gidi Nimoy. “India offers a vast potential for technology-enabled education and training solutions, and Sify has the infrastructure, market reach and expertise to make this a success. LearnLinc has gained a momentum in the Indian market due to its flexibility, ease of use, robustness and its quick integration into organizations.”

According to V.M.Kumar, Head – Corporate Learning Solutions for Satyam Education Services, “Distance learning is a crucial target market. Today, corporations spend a great deal of time and money in training their sales forces and employees who are located in numerous geographic locations. LearnLinc drastically reduces time to competence and training costs. Industry segments such as insurance, banking, and IT products and services, which witness rapid product and skill changes, will benefit most from this service.”

The services launched by Satyam Education Services follow the successful launch of LearnLinc in India and the implementation of numerous e-Learning projects using LearnLinc worldwide. Mentergy’s recent announcement of LearnLinc 6.0, which includes many enhancements such a video capability, places the virtual classroom services product among the top rated e-Learning tools for corporate, educational and training organizations.

About Satyam Education Services, Ltd.

Satyam Education Services Limited (SESL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Satyam

Infoway Limited (Nasdaq: SIFY), India’s premier integrated Internet, networking

and eCommerce services company. SESL is a comprehensive e-Learning solution

provider. SESL has partnered with e-Learning industry leaders to bring

world-class technology, tools and content services to the customers. SESL’s services are targeted at corporate, educational institutions and e-Learning companies. SESL’s list of clients include GE Capital, Ford, BNP Paribas, iFlex Solutions, Digital GlobalSoft, LG Electronics, ICICI Prudential,DSQ Software, SmithKline Beecham, Siemens, Thomas Cook, HCL Perot, SPJIMR, Satyam Computers and many more.

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Mentergy, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MNTE), formerly Gilat Communications, Ltd. (NASDAQ: GICOF), is a global e-Learning company, providing e-Learning products, consulting, and courseware development services for large enterprises. With over 21 years of expertise in the learning industry, Mentergy assists businesses worldwide to make a cost-effective shift from traditional learning to a blended e-Learning approach. Mentergy Ltd.’s North American operations comprise of the Allen Communication Learning Services division and the LearnLinc Live e-Learning division (Mentergy, Inc.), in addition to John Bryce Training in Israel and Europe, and a global sales and marketing operation that includes Mentergy Europe.

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