26th June 2020: India’s leading education solutions provider, Next Education Pvt. Ltd. has partnered with Vonage, a global business cloud communications leader to cater to the increased need for virtual classroom sessions in 12,000+ schools across India due to COVID-19 induced lockdown.
As COVID-19 pandemic lead to closure of schools, Next Education witnessed an increased need for one-on-one as well as one-to-many classroom training sessions between teachers and students via live lectures in different cities throughout India.
Speaking on the partnership, Beas Dev Ralhan, CEO and Co-founder of Next Education said, “Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we saw a rapid increase in the need for video solutions - up to 10 million video minutes per day. This called for us to upgrade our existing systems to be able to cater for the increased video traffic.” He also added, “From a plethora of video solutions, we finally found our partner in Vonage. Vonage enabled us to scale quickly to meet our increase in video traffic via its Video API which was easy to embed directly into our existing website and app.”
Taking this partnership forward, Omar Javaid, President API Platform Group, Vonage said, “Vonage is proud to support educators around the world, especially at this extraordinary time of need. With the increased demand for scalable, reliable video tools that allow teachers and students to connect safely, Vonage enables solution providers like Next Education to reach out to millions of students directly anytime, anywhere.”
By embedding the Vonage Video API directly into Next Education’s existing platforms, the education solutions provider can offer millions of children a simple and reliable remote, interactive, and adaptive assessments, live streaming, as well as classroom learning sessions.
About Next Education
Founded in 2007, Next Education provides end-to-end education solutions for K-12 institutions in India, touching the lives of more than 12 million students and 240,000 teachers across 12,000+ schools. Offering tools for both academic and administrative use, Next Education aims to meet all student needs and make quality education affordable and accessible for every child.
Vonage has been a worldwide leader in webRTC video solutions since the webRTC standard was established in 2012, and the Company's Video API enables any organization to embed secure and scalable video capabilities into any software or service that needs it. With communications technology built using Vonage’s open APIs, academic institutions can create custom solutions that enable them to deliver a flexible learning experience in real-time. Vonage is headquartered in New Jersey.
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