Vonage selected to power virtual classrooms in India

Next Education announced on Thursday it has selected Vonage, a Holmdel-based cloud communications provider, to support the increased need for virtual classroom sessions throughout India due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Next Education, which was founded in 2007, provides K-12 educational services in India to more than 12 million students, 240,000 teachers and 12,000 schools.

When the pandemic began, Next Education said it experienced an increased need for one-on-one and one-to-many classroom sessions between teachers and students as well as live lectures, classroom training, and more.

“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,” Beas Dev Ralhan, CEO and co-founder of Next Education, said. “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.”

Vonage will support the sessions by embedding video directly into Next Education’s existing web platform and mobile app through Vonage Video API.

“Vonage is proud to support educators around the world, especially at this extraordinary time of need,” said Omar Javaid, President API Platform Group, Vonage. “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 millions of students directly in their homes or wherever they may be.”