Wateen Telecom, a leading ICT company in Pakistan, and Beaconhouse, the country’s largest network of private educational institutions, have partnered to provide managed internet services over SD-WAN across the Beaconhouse network.
This partnership aims to enable the school organisation to transform its existing education technology and online learning systems. Students who carry their own devices will be able to access learning materials in the classroom through a unified and secure network.
Under this partnership, Wateen is set to enable Beaconhouse School Systems with an end-to-end managed solution, along with managed internet services, SD-WAN and Wi-Fi in all of its branches across the country. This is made possible with the help of Cisco Meraki, the leader in cloud controlled Wi-Fi, routing and security.
Wateen, a gold partner of Cisco in Pakistan, will provide Beaconhouse a complete network design and its implementation with security plans for the proposed solution. The partnership also features a training programme and technology workshops for IT teams across Beaconhouse branches, along with Cisco Network Academy Labs for students.
Already established in the UK, Malaysia, the Philippines, Pakistan, the UAE, Oman, Belgium and Thailand, Beaconhouse is one of the largest private school networks in the world.
Kasim Kasuri, CEO of Beaconhouse, referred to “an exponential adoption of online learning over the last two years driven by the pandemic. But,” he added, “ed-tech and online learning are fully dependent on the efficiency of our internet connectivity, which is the basis of this new partnership with Wateen and Cisco.”