Cloud-Enabled Distance Learning Solutions

Supporting distance and remote learning program connectivity and collaboration

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Industries education


China’s K-12 education system is the largest in the world with 230 million students and 12 million teachers with 490K foreign students in China, and 660K Chinese students studying abroad, according to government statistics in 2018. China’s online education market is expected to reach $99.3 billion in 2023, according to Frost & Sullivan. To support distance / remote learning program connectivity and collaboration, CTA’s delivers the following authorized cross border services quickly and in a cost-effective manner for our education industry customers across China and Asia/Pacific.

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What Can China Telecom Do For you?

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Expertise in China

As China’s largest fixed line and data center provider, our parent company, China Telecom is an incumbent leader in the Chinese telecommunications market.

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Round-the-Clock Support

We offer onsite services and 24/7 remote technical support to resolve problems quickly. Our extensive in-country resources make us a reliable and trusted partner.

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Global Reach

Our global network spans 110 countries, offering extensive coverage for online education customers wherever their students and faculty reside.


Our distance learning solutions allow students, lecturers and research associates in China to securely access academic institutions’ central network and cloud applications hosted outside of China via remote access VPN and site-to-site VPN connections from Windows, Android, Linux, Mac OS X devices from any gateway used in the university or education institutions’ network with the following three scenarios and topologies below. Below is a list of challenges:

• Access to education and collaboration apps and ensuring high availability & performance in China
• Network coverage and visibility to manage regional differences in internet availability and latency in China
• Higher amounts of recorded video and audio file sharing for asynchronous classes
• Higher emphasis on network stability during online-exams
• Higher bandwidth demand at peak-times in congested metros
• A rapidly growing market for education tablets
• Need for edge caching and interconnectivity to Cloud Service Providers inside and outside of China
• Anti-DDoS Services and Remote Learning Network Security Management
• Need for single service provider to provide troubleshooting and customer support nationwide in English and Chinese.

Solutions for the Education Industry

Scenario 1

Mobile SSL VPN to e-Learning Platforms

Scenario 2

Mobile SSL VPN to SaaS Platforms & Global Websites

Scenario 3

Site-to-Site VPN between Mainland Learning Centers & Global Campuses

Use Cases

Remote Access VPN solutions

CTA’s Remote Access VPN solutions allow students and faculty in China to visit global websites and access applications such as Google, O365, Canvas, Blackboard, AWS, Azure, etc.

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Features of Distance Learning Solutions

Full Network Management & Monitoring Portal

Remote Access SSL VPN Connectivity to global e-learning / LMS providers and cloud platforms

Site-To-Site VPN to Campus or School Premises

Security Profile Management (URL Filtering, Application Control, Antivirus, etc.)

Advanced Threat Prevention Services (including Forensics, Anti-Bots, Anti-Ransomware and Two-Factor Authentication in base package)

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