September 26, 2005 03:59 ET

Dubai Men's College to Deliver Next Generation Education with Nortel Solution; e-Learning Pioneer Invests in Wireless, IP Telephony Network

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(CCNMatthews - Sep 26, 2005) -

Dubai Men's College in the United Arab Emirates has deployed a converged IP voice and data network from Nortel (NYSE:NT) (TSX:NT) to deliver next generation education services to its 2,000 students and 200 staff.

The network supports campus mobility through new wireless LAN and IP telephony services, allowing students and staff to securely access educational resources 'anytime, anywhere.' The new communication capabilities will also make it possible for the college to expand off-campus eLearning initiatives.

"By delivering educational programmes and resources through the most advanced technologies, Dubai Men's College is able to provide students with real-world experience through communication applications they will encounter in the workplace when they graduate," said Imad Ramadan, supervisor, Information Technology Services, Dubai Men's College.

"Our new network delivers huge benefits in terms of the quality of education we provide and making us an even more attractive option to students in the region," Ramadan said. "Not only are we providing our students with the best preparation for the workplace, but we are helping create a new generation of tech savvy workers who will help drive Dubai forward as it transitions to a knowledge and technology-based economy."

"Skills development is key to economic growth in the region, and Nortel is committed to ensuring our educational customers like Dubai College are helping students differentiate themselves in the marketplace with enhanced communication skills," said Ramin Attari, vice president, Middle East, Nortel.

The Dubai's Men's College network converges voice and data, and also provides seamless wireless mobility. It is based on Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch 8600 core switches and Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch 5520 Power over Ethernet edge switches. The college has also deployed a campus-wide, secure wireless network and Nortel's Communication Server 1000 IP telephony system to provide advanced telephony features and unified messaging services for college staff.

The new Nortel converged LAN and Wireless LAN network provides the necessary intelligence, reliability and security to support all forms of multimedia traffic, including IP telephony, video, and collaboration services.

About Dubai Men's College

Dubai Men's College, one of the 12 colleges of the Higher Colleges of Technology, was established in 1989 to offer high quality education to the Emirate of Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The college offers programs in Business, Information Technology, Communication Technology and Engineering and awards Diploma, Higher Diploma and Bachelors degrees. More than 2,000 students have graduated from the college and it currently enrolls approximately ,2000 students and employs 200 faculty and staff. The new campus besides the state-of-art technologies it incorporates sports, educational and recreational facilities. Visit Dubai Men's College at for the latest news about the college life.

About Nortel

Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that enhance the human experience, ignite and power global commerce, and secure and protect the world's most critical information. Serving both service provider and enterprise customers, Nortel delivers innovative technology solutions encompassing end-to-end broadband, Voice over IP, multimedia services and applications, and wireless broadband designed to help people solve the world's greatest challenges. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at For the latest Nortel news, visit

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