100 schools in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea recently installed a passive optical LAN solution from Nokia and its distribution partner Dongkuk Systems, and indirect reseller Erum I&C. The deployment aims to enhance the existing infrastructure and provide a high-capacity network to support digital learning.
This initiative, part of the Korean Ministry of Education’s Green Smart School program, aims to transform existing school facilities into smart learning environments for new-age and digital ways of learning, including the creation of large-capacity multimedia classes.
The newly upgraded network allows the educational institutions to conduct Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR)-based classes. The network is also capable of being upgraded to 10G and beyond without any additional cabling.
What's in the solution
Nokia’s solution, including Passive Optical LAN (POL), Optical Line Terminal (OLT) and Optical Network Terminal (ONT), is designed to streamline operations and reduce energy consumption cost-effectively by decreasing equipment and cabling expenses. Nokia, Dongkuk Systems and Erum I&C customised the solution for the specific needs of the schools.
Jung Yong Park, CEO of Erum I&C, said: “Legacy networks are not built to address the needs of digital learning, which demands a network designed for large-capacity transmission. Nokia’s POL solution allows educational institutions to quickly expand capacity while keeping costs under control. Seamless collaboration and cooperation between all of the partners ensured a timely and seamless execution of the project.”
According to Josh Lee, head of enterprise at Nokia Korea, the Nokia POL solution is designed to boost network performance while increasing efficiencies, thus enabling educational institutions to extend the benefits of digitalisation to a greater number of students in a cost-effective manner.