Project aims to enhance existing infrastructures and provide a high-capacity network to support digital learning.
Nokia is collaborating with DongkUK Systems and Erum I&C to install an Optical LAN solution in 100 schools in the Gyeonggi-do region of South Korea.
This project aims to enhance existing infrastructures and provide a high-capacity network to support digital learning.
The initiative is part of the Korean Ministry of Education’s Green Smart School program, designed to transform current educational facilities into Smart Learning environments.
Following the successful completion of this phase, plans are in place to expand the project throughout the Gyeonggi-do region and to additional schools across South Korea.
The upgraded network enables schools to offer Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) classes. Additionally, it has the capability to upgrade to 10G and beyond without requiring new cabling.
Nokia’s suite, comprising Passive Optical LAN (POL), Optical Line Terminal (OLT) and Optical Network Terminal (ONT), aims to streamline operations and reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective manner.
All three companies tailored the solution to meet the schools’ specific needs.
As long-standing business partners of Nokia, DongkUK Systems and Erum I&C play pivotal roles in the project.
DongkUK Systems focuses on providing a stable supply chain, while Erum I&C oversees product delivery, network design, installation, commissioning and maintenance.
Kwang Seon Kim, CEO of DongkUK Systems, said: “We are delighted to successfully deploy Nokia’s POL solution in 100 schools across the Gyeonggi-do region.
“The newly upgraded network will foster enhanced learning experiences and student-teacher engagement in the digital world. Our longstanding relationship with Nokia is set to continue as we look to the nationwide expansion of this project.”
Jung Yong Park, CEO of Erum I&C, said: “Legacy networks are insufficient for the demands of Digital Learning, requiring a solution designed for large-capacity transmission. Nokia’s POL allows educational institutions to quickly expand capacity while maintaining cost control. A smooth and co-ordinated execution of the project was ensured by the collaboration among all partners.”
Josh Lee, Head of Enterprise at Nokia Korea, said: “We are thrilled to participate in this prestigious project aimed at digitally transforming the learning and teaching experience in Korea.
“As digital learning gains traction, the network environment is becoming an increasingly important component of educational infrastructure. Our POL solution enhances network performance and efficiencies, enabling a greater number of students to reap the benefits of digitalization in a cost-effective way.”Click below to share this article