Deutsche Telekom, Nokia Siemens Networks Test LTE-powered e-Learning for Rural Schools

Deutsche Telekom and Nokia Siemens Networks jointly demonstrated the extended benefits of Long Term Evolution (LTE) in the 800 MHz spectrum for reaching out to students in far-flung, rural schools.

The -Flying Classroom’ initiative, a part of Nokia Siemens Networks’ Corporate Social Responsibility program, enables students to take part in video calls and share education tasks remotely with teachers and partner schools.

LTE technology uses a flat, IP-based network infrastructure to offer ultra-fast data transmission and makes instant browsing and downloads possible, thanks to its reduced latency.

In 2010,Nokia Siemens Networks  supplied LTE hardware and software with extensive services to the operator to ensure rapid, high-quality rollout of its LTE network in Germany.

Deutsche Telekomestablished an LTE connection with the G.-E.-Lessing-Gymnasium -European Grammar School’ in Doebeln village, and the network was fully supplied and integrated by Nokia Siemens Networks.

At the Gymnasium, the vendor has equipped a -Flying Classroom’ with several PCs that use video conference software to engage remotely with students and teachers in partner schools. With PCs and Smartboards interlinked, students can work simultaneously on documents. LTE technology has made instant, high-quality video communication possible between the students and teachers.

LTE offers a wide range of possible uses via ultra high-speed broadband and this -Flying Classroom’ shows the wonders of LTE technology in enabling a new level of e-Education,” said Guido Menzel, senior vice president, Fixed Mobile Engineering at Telekom Deutschland.

LTE technology can offer broadband connectivity to take e-Education to the next level, helping reach the broader objectives of society,” said Hermann Rodler, managing director of Nokia Siemens Networks in Germany. Above all, we are happy to be part of an initiative that fits so well into our corporate social responsibility programs.”

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