Etisalat Digital, Alef Education partner to ‘shape the future’ of education

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Etisalat Digital and Alef Education, a global K-12 education technology company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enable both entities to collaborate on a series of digital initiatives to empower the region’s education sector.

The announcement was made during Global Education Supplies and Solutions (GESS) Exhibition in Dubai, a leading education exhibition in the Middle East.

The partnership between Etisalat and Alef Education will focus on combining both companies strengths in the digital space and vast regional networks to drive rapid digital transformation across not only the UAE but in joint regional markets that are a focus for both organisations.

Abdulla Ebrahim Al Ahmed, Senior Vice President, Government Sales, Etisalat, said: “We are pleased to collaborate with Alef Education to empower the UAE’s and regions’ education sector in line with our overall strategy of ‘Driving the digital future to empower societies’. This programme will enable K-12 education institutions to have access to Etisalat Digital portfolio, including our IoT platform, cloud technologies, and managed services, to accelerate future learning with technology, connectivity and digital services.”

Geoffrey Alphonso, Chief Executive Officer of Alef Education said: “We are excited to partner with Etisalat Digital to expand our partner ecosystem with organisations that have a clear focus on digital innovation. Our growth aspirations are synergistic, and with Etisalat’s commitment and focus on service excellence and digital innovation, we believe that this partnership is the start of something very exciting. We will immediately explore mutual ways to support each other’s business where Alef’s AI-powered learning platform can be made accessible through more expansive networks, with Etisalat Digital providing the underlying infrastructure and services to drive our regional and global aspirations.”

Within the MOU framework, both companies will join efforts to accelerate digital transformation in the education sector both in the UAE and other key geographies including KSA.

Etisalat Digital through its advanced managed services will aim to support Alef Education in their existing deployment as well as explore synergies in markets where Etisalat Digital can bring the infrastructure, connectivity and services to power the Alef program in the K-12 education sector.

Additionally, Etisalat Digital and Alef Education will identify opportunities to get access to leading-edge platforms including IoT, Cloud technologies and 5G networks to improve service offering at schools.