Pace Education has selected Alcatel Lucent Enterprise communications, data networking and wi-fi solutions to deliver a superior learning and teaching experience to students and faculty at its newest Pace British School in Sharjah, UAE. The deployment includes the Alcatel-Lucent OXO Connect telephony system, the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6450 at the core and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6350 at the edges, the Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar AP1201 and Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar AP1221 access points to provide high throughput and ensure a seamless user experience.
Pace Education Group runs a number of schools across the UAE. The group employs 1,200 faculty, over 500 non-teaching staff, and caters to more than 20,000 students representing 25 nationalities across its schools. The group is committed to building institutions that enhance the prestige of education around the world.
Pace Education needed high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity to ensure that its teachers and students benefit from access to uninterrupted high-definition video content, the school’s central learning management portal, and the Internet for learning support material.
“Technology is playing a key role in enabling modern day education. Providing our faculty and students with continuous and seamless connectivity is crucial to enabling interactive learning and to elevate the teaching and learning experience,” says Dr. P.A. Ibrahim, chairman, Pace Education. “We wanted a reliable technology partner with a proven track record to provide us with Wi-Fi solutions that ensure zero downtime, offer wide coverage and are future-proof, so we can focus on providing a better learning experience. ALE stood out with the OmniAccess Stellar range of access points that met all our criteria perfectly. That ALE has a proven track record in providing education institutions with robust connectivity and communication solutions also made them our preferred choice.”
The OmniAccess Stellar AP1201 and AP1221 are multifunctional high-performance access points that have superior build quality, support a large number of users, ensure zero hardware failures, are easy to manage, and provide wide coverage across school premises, both indoor and outdoor. Ilanz Technologies, an authorized channel partner of ALE, is providing the installation services.
“We are delighted that Pace Education has chosen ALE to build the connectivity platform at its newest school. The project reinforces our leadership in the provision of reliable connectivity solutions that are perfectly suited to meet the demands of today’s educational institutions,” says Manish Punjabi, Channel Sales Manager – UAE & Oman, ALE. “The OmniAccess Stellar range of access points answers the school’s current need and is also scalable enough to support its planned growth and expansion.”