Sherborne Qatar rolls out smart education network

Smart Campus network improves access to e-learning solutions

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Sherborne Qatar rolls out smart education network The Smart Campus network will support Sherborne's e-learning solutions.
By  Mark Sutton Published  February 11, 2015

Doha-based secondary School Sherborne Qatar has deployed Smart Education solutions from Huawei to improve e-learning capabilities for students and faculty.

The school has rolled out a fully integrated Smart Campus network, allowing both staff and students to enjoy faster connectivity and a streamlined secure access to the school's network and education tools. The software based architecture allows IT managers to better manage the school's network and ensure that it operates at its optimum.

The solution was provided by Huawei and local partner Saturn. The Smart Campus Network, includes switches, WiFi connectivity, firewall security protection and  routers. The solution forms part of Huawei's Agile Network series that is designed to prepare itself for the Software-Defined-Networking era that will assist end-users with addressing the future challenges of network development and convergence.

The school said that its previous network needed increased bandwidth requirements to adopt new modes of e-learning platforms. Following the implementation of Huawei's Smart Campus Network, the school has been able to accommodate the huge bandwidth required to ensure that interactive learning tools can be effectively utilised in the classroom. With a software-based infrastructure that is more flexible than ever before, the new agile network also allows for the infrastructure to be easily built and programmed according to the education needs of the faculty. IT managers maintaining the network are able to respond to requirements on-demand, and have the power of scalability to accommodate future plans to build out more college campuses.

"Sherborne Qatar holds itself to the high standards of our UK counterpart with a vision to offer the best learning experiences possible for our students. We have seen the role that innovative technology plays in enabling a more dynamic, interactive and fruitful learning environment. We wanted to create an engaging educational environment for our students so that they are able to reach the highest levels of academic success. Huawei's Smart Campus solution was able to address the issues we were facing. The team helped us to build a scalable infrastructure that allows us the flexibility to easily extend e-learning platforms to more college campuses in the near future," said Michelle Walker, Sherborne's School IT Manager.

Emad Ramadan, Director, Huawei, Enterprise Business, Qatar said:  "In an increasingly digital age, educators are taking steps to deploy an ICT infrastructure based on campus wide networks that are agile and can easily accommodate new service requests on demand. This has been a prevalent trend in Qatar in light of its Smart City vision to develop into a digital knowledge economy. Being involved in such collaboration is an important part of Huawei's commitment to enriching the region's education sector and building a better society through sharing knowledge and ICT expertise.

"Huawei has future-proofed the school's network for some time to come. Sherborne Qatar now has state-of-the-art network infrastructure, which will allow both students and staff to utilise all aspects of information technology for educational success," he added.

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