Kings County Office of Education Selects Star Solutions for LTE Network Upgrade

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Virtualized network deployment and scalable system enables KCOE to continue offering safe and reliable high-speed Internet to students and their families.

Pete Bonilla, Manager of Wireless Services for KCOE remarks, “We needed to work with a reliable and responsive partner who could move quickly into a smooth implementation.”

Star Solutions announced today that Kings County Office of Education (KCOE) upgraded its core network platform by deploying the Sonata EPC for LTE networks. This deployment will enable KCOE to offer continued broadband access to students, schools and underserved communities.

KCOE operates KingsNet, a high speed Internet service that utilizes 4G LTE wireless broadband to deliver Internet services to the homes of students and their families. Pete Bonilla, Manager of Wireless Services for KCOE remarks, “After evaluating our options, we found Star Solutions was able to best meet our needs. We needed to work with a reliable and responsive partner who could move quickly into a smooth implementation.”

The Sonata EPC is a flexible, virtualized LTE core network solution that can be scaled up as network traffic and demands increase. In addition to broadband service providers, it is being used by network operators and organizations to support applications in M2M/IoT networks, Private LTE, smart farming, public safety broadband networks and many other industries adopting digital transformation.

Star Solutions Vice President of Sales, Alex Pourian says, “In today’s environment online learning and the ability to work-from home with a reliable broadband connection has never been more important. We are thrilled to be an intricate part of the network and support KCOE on their mission to offer affordable high speed internet to the county.”

About Kings County Office of Education
Kings County is a rural county located in the southern San Joaquin Valley in California. Its primary industry is agriculture and covers approximately 1,300 square miles, 1,100 of which is farmland. The Kings County Office of Education is the Internet provider to all 13 of its school districts serving over 28,000 students. Along with providing Internet to the schools, the Kings County Office of Education provides Internet services to student’s homes through its 4G LTE service, KingsNet. Over 70% of the students in Kings County participate in the National School Lunch Program and are in need of a low cost, quality high-speed Internet service. The Kings County Office of Education, through KingsNet, fills that need.

About Star Solutions
Star Solutions is a leading supplier of mobile network infrastructure solutions with special focus on Rural/Remote, Enterprise and Rapid Deployment/Disaster Recovery applications. Star Solutions’ experience includes rural deployments in over 30 countries; majority of the cruise ships worldwide; private mobile networks and Private LTE for Mines, Oil & Gas and Prisons; Rapid deployment systems for disaster relief, military and emergency public safety communications.

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